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To Shiver the Sky

Catalog Number B0032422-02
Barcode 028948198658
Release Date Aug 21, 2020
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 25.00 USD
Media Format CD
Classification Vocal, Original Work
LabelDecca Gold / /
DistributorUMG Commercial Services / /
Phonographic CopyrightTin Works Publishing / /

Credits

Composer / Christopher Tin
Performer / Royal Opera Chorus (Emily Rowley-Jones, Yvonne Barclay, Eryl Royle, Bernadette Lord, Helen Miles, Rachel Chapman, Rosalind Waters, Kathryn Jenkin, Helen Withers, Monica McGhee, Elizabeth Weisberg, Susan Jiwey, Juliet Schiemann, Rachel Wolseley, Elizabeth Roberts, Lisa Wilson, Celeste Gattai, Susan Boyd, Vanessa Woodfine, Emma Peaurt, Shuna Sendall, Madeleine Mitchell, Cari Searle, Andrea Hazell, Hyacinth Nicholls, Jeanette Ager, Maria Jones, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Siobhain Gibson, Miranda Westcott, Zoe Haydn, Elizabeth Key, Amanda Baldwin, Tamsin Dalley, Clare McCaldin, Kate McCarney, Jennifer Westwood, Alison Place, Thomasin Trezise, Alison Crookendale, Andrew Macnair, Richard Monk, Elliot Goldie, James Scarlett, Jonathan English, Andrew Friedhoff, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Phillip Sheffield, Russell Ablewhite, Rory O'Connor, Simon Gilkes, Lee Hickenbottom, Timothy Langston, Simon Biazeck, Phillip Bell, Phillip Brown, Darrell Forkin, James Geer, Simon McEnery, Benjamin Thapa, Mark Chaundy, Alexander Wall, John Bernays, Gabriel Gottlieb, Oliver Gibbs, Darron Moore, John Morgan, Richard Savage, Colin Campbell, Mark Campbell-Griffiths, Byron Jackson, Lawrence Wallington, Olle Zetterström, Charbel Mattar, Jeremy Birchall, Gavin Horsley, Robert Anderson, Matthew Duncan, Martin Nelson, David Porter-Thomas, Russell Matthews, Thomas Lowen), ModernMedieval, Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Eliza Bagg, Martha Cluver, The Assembly (Elizabeth Adams, Charlotte Ashley, Fiona Fraser, Alison Ponsford-Hill, Angela Hicks, Katy Hill, Daisy Walford, Amy Wood, Amy Blythe, Nancy Cole, Hannah Cooke, Laura Baldwin, Ciara Hendrick, Harriet Hougham Slade, Amy Lyddon, Martha McLorinan, Eleanor Minney, Paul Bentley-Angell, Guy Cutting, David DeWinter, Sidharth Prabhu-Naik, Oscar Golden-Lee, James Robinson, Joseph Wicks, Simon Gallear, Nicholas Garrett, Andrew Mahon, Ben McKee, Greg Skidmore, Dingle Yandell, Anna Lapwood), Pene Pati, Anna Lapwood, Pembroke College Girls' Choir, Danielle de Niese, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Duncan Riddell, Sulki Yu, Tamás András, Judith Templeman, Shana Douglas, Esther Kim, Kaoru Yamada, Joana Valentinaviciute, Eriko Nagayama, Andrew Klee, Kay Chappell, Molly Cockburn, Anthony Protheroe, Erik Chapman, Marciana Buta, Rosemary Wainwright, Sophie Mather, Cindy Foster, Joanne Chen, Rosemary Hinton, Lynette Wynn, Jeremy Morris, Jeff Moore, Andrew Storey, Jennifer Christie, Elen Hâf Rideal, David O'Leary, Charlotte Ansbergs, Jennifer Dear, Peter Graham, Stephen Payne, Manuel Porta, Robin Wilson, Victoria Lyon, Sheila Law, Nicola Hutchings, Colin Callow, Ikuko Sunamura-Aso, Helen Cochrane, Joanna Watts, Ingrid Button, Susan Evans, Sarah Thornett, Suzie Watson, Non Peters, Anya Birchall, Abigail Fenna, Alexander McFarlane, Liz Varlow, Michelle Bruil, Adele Johnson, Ugne Tiškuté, Chian Lim, Esther Harling, Jonathan Hallett, Felix Tanner, Triona Milne, Clive Howard, Helen Picknett, Rebecca Carrington, Sarah Malcolm, Pamela Ferriman, Dan Cornford, Richard Harwood, Tim Gill, Jonathan Ayling, Chantal Webster, Roberto Sorrentino, Jean-Baptiste Toselli, William Heggart, Julia Graham, Morwenna Del Mar, Naomi Watts, Tim Steggals, Magda Pietraszewska, Rachel van der Tang, Anna Stuart, Emma Black, Colin Alexander, Anthony Alcock, Lynda Houghton, Alexander Henery, Paul Sherman, David Gordon, Benjamin Cunningham, Lowri Morgan, Ben Wolstenholme, Marianne Schofield, Mark O'Leary, Vera Pereira, Nicola Davenport, Emer McDonough, Joanna Marsh, Helen Keen, Philip Harmer, John Roberts, Lauren Sansom, Patrick Flanaghan, Maxwell Spiers, Katherine Lacy, Sonia Sielaff, Katy Ayling, Paul Boyes, Helen Simons, Richard Ion, Fraser Gordon, David Chatterton, Andrew Budden, Nicholas Mooney, Daniel Curzon, Kathryn Saunders, Elise Campbell, Philip Woods, Jonathan Durrant, Finlay Bain, Paul Gardham, Jonathan Bareham, James Fountain, Jason Evans, Adam Wright, Mike Allen, Matthew Williams, Toby Street, Matthew Gee, Rupert Whitehead, Matthew Knight, Thomas Berry, Roger Argente, Barry Clements, Josh Cirtina, Sam Elliott, Kevin Morgan, Matt Perry, Stephen Quigley, Martin Owens, Gerald Kirby, Richard Horne, Kevin Earley, Joe Cooper, Oliver Yates, Skaila Kanga, Suzy Willison-Kawalec, Ben Dawson, John Alley, Clive Dunstall, Elizabeth Burley)
Lyricist / Chiara Cortez, Charles Eliot Norton, Janusz Mrzigod, Gabriel Majou, Evita Wagner
Recording Engineer / Andrew Dudman, Mike Hatch, Chris Sclafani, Rich Breen
Recording Studio / Abbey Road Studios, Temple Church, Downtown Music Studios, Tin Works Studios
Mixing Engineer / Rich Breen
Mixing Studio / Dogmatic Sound
Mastering Engineer / Patricia Sullivan
Mastering Studio / Bernie Grundman Mastering
Conductor / Christopher Tin, Dominic Ellis-Peckham
Assistant / Gabriel Majou

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Sogno di Volare ("The Dream of Flight") 3:51
02 The Heavenly Kingdom 2:05
03 Daedalus and Icarus 5:14
04 The Fall 4:53
05 Astronomy 7:06
06 To the Stars 4:18
07 Oh, the Humanity 4:42
08 Courage 4:42
09 Become Death 2:57
10 The Power of the Spirit 2:36
11 We Choose to Go to the Moon 10:19
Disc length 52:43

 

Notes

'To Shiver the Sky' is an oratorio about the history of flight, and mankind's quest to conquer the heavens. Told through the words of 11 of our greatest astronomers, inventors, visionaries and pilots, it charts our relentless need to explore the universe, defy our earthly bonds, reach for the face of god, and ultimately claim our place among the stars. It is sung in English, Latin, Italian, German, French, Polish, Russian, and Sanskrit, and is scored for tenor, soprano, early music trio, children's chorus, adult chorus and orchestra.

A signed CD was rewarded to those who pledged $25 or more to the Kickstarter campaign.


1/ SOGNO DI VOLARE ("THE DREAM OF FLIGHT")
Lyrics from Leonardo da Vinci's writings on flight
ADAPTED BY CHIARA CORTEZ
SUNG IN ITALIAN

2/ THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM
Lyrics from Hildegard von Bingen: "Scivias"
SUNG IN LATIN

3/ DAEDALUS AND ICARUS
Lyrics from Ovid's "Metamorphoses"
SUNG IN LATIN

4/ THE FALL
Lyrics from Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy"
TRANSLATION BY CHARLES ELIOT NORTON
SUNG IN ITALIAN

5/ ASTRONOMY
Lyrics from Nicolaus Copernicus' "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium"
POLISH TRANSLATION & POETICIZATION BY JANUSZ MRZIGOD
SUNG IN POLISH

6/ TO THE STARS
Lyrics from Jules Verne's "De la Terre à la Lune"
ADAPTATION & TRANSLATION BY GABRIEL MAJOU
SUNG IN FRENCH

7/ OH, THE HUMANITY
Lyrics from speeches by Ferdinand von Zeppelin
ADAPTATION & TRANSLATION BY EVITA WAGNER
SUNG IN GERMAN

8/ COURAGE
A setting of Amelia Earhart's poem 'Courage'
SUNG IN ENGLISH

9/ BECOME DEATH
Lyrics from the Bhagavad Gita, as quoted by J. Robert Oppenheimer
SUNG IN SANSKRIT

10/ THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
Lyrics from quotes by Yuri Gagarin
SUNG IN RUSSIAN

11/ WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON
Lyrics from John F. Kennedy's Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort
SUNG IN ENGLISH


COMPOSED AND CONDUCTED BY CHRISTOPHER TIN

PRODUCED BY CHRISTOPHER TIN AND SEAN PATRICK FLAHAVEN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: DAVID BYARD, PIOTR R. MICHALAK, DR. TIMOTHY M. HSIA

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Michael W. Schacht; Eric Carlson; Omar Cruz Cabrera; Devon Cumberbatch; Jim
DeLaHunt & Ducky Sherwood; Zebadiah Mokie Kimmel, MD, MBA & John C. Kiehl, II; Jay & Wendy Littlepage;
Michael S. Mom; Michael J. Trio; Nicholas Watt; Dr. Leslie R. Wilson; Adam Monier Edwards; Guy Fourmage; Neil
Kennedy; Gabriel Majou

ORCHESTRAL SESSION PRODUCER: Gareth Williams

CHRISTOPHER TIN MANAGEMENT: Claire Long and Meg Davies, Music Productions, Ltd.

UNIVERSAL RECORDS:
A&R: Lynn Lendway & Graham Parker
A&R Management: Natalie Weber
A&R Administration: Melody Ewing & Femi Onafowokan
Marketing: Thomas Rudnick & Joseph Oerke
Production/Release Coordination: Rafaela Hernandez, Julie Johantgen & Eric Neuser

RECORDED BY
Andrew Dudman at Abbey Road Studios, London
Mike Hatch at Temple Church, London
Chris Sclafani at Downtown Music Studios, New York
Rich Breen at Tin Works Studios, Santa Monica

MIXED BY
Rich Breen at Dogmatic Sound, Burbank

MASTERED BY
Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman, Los Angeles

MUSIC PREP
Gabriel Majou

LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE
Chiara Cortez (Italian);
Janusz Mrzigod, Marek Bentkowski, Piotr R. Michalak (Polish);
Gabriel Majou, Camille Brault (French);
Evita Wagner (German);
Shiv Subramaniam (Sanskrit); and
Konstantin Kryuchkov, Serghei Iurco (Russian).
Special thanks to Elena Gagarin for granting the rights for the use of her father Yuri Gagarin's words.

KICKSTARTER MANAGEMENT
Gabriel Majou

PACKAGE DESIGN
Dyna Kau

COMMISSIONERS
Daedalus and Icarus: Commissioned by Dr. Timothy M. Hsia
The Fall: Commissioned by David Byard in celebration of human enlightenment
Astronomy: Commissioned by Piotr R. Michalak as a gift to Dorota Michalak
Courage: Commissioned by Dr. Timothy M. Hsia as a tribute to his late grandfather, Philip Y. C. Hsia, a pilot in the Second World War with the Flying Tigers
The Power of the Spirit: Commissioned by Megan and Michael Schacht
We Choose to Go to the Moon: Commissioned by Megan and Michael Schacht

SPECIAL THANKS
Special thanks to the best team in the music business: my managers Claire Long and Meg Davies; Sean Patrick Flahaven at Concord; Graham Parker at Decca Gold/ Universal; Steven Lankenau and Janis Susskind at Boosey and Hawkes; my lawyer Marc Ostrow; Sarah Kovacs at Kraft-Engel; et mon bras droit, Gabriel Majou. Many thanks as well to Konstantin Kryuchkov for assistance in contacting the Gagarin estate. My deepest gratitude to my Kickstarter backers, who made this album possible. Thanks to mom and dad for decades of love and support. And most of all, my infinite love to Dyna and Penny, the moon and stars in my night sky.


PERFORMED BY
Danielle de Niese, Soprano

Pene Pati, Tenor

ModernMedieval:
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Eliza Bagg, Martha Cluver

Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director: William Spaulding
Rehearsal Pianist: Genevieve Ellis

Pembroke College Girls' Choir
Director: Anna Lapwood


The Assembly
Conductor: Dominic Ellis-Peckham

Anna Lapwood, Organ

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Concertmaster: Duncan Riddell
Managing Director: James Williams
Recording Consultant: Ian Maclay


FEATURED ARTISTS

SOGNO DI VOLARE ("THE DREAM OF FLIGHT")
Royal Opera Chorus

THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM
ModernMedieval, The Assembly

DAEDALUS AND ICARUS
Pene Pati, Royal Opera Chorus, The Assembly

THE FALL
Pene Pati, ModernMedieval, Royal Opera Chorus

ASTRONOMY
The Assembly, Anna Lapwood

TO THE STARS
Pembroke College Girls' Choir, The Assembly

OH, THE HUMANITY
Pene Pati, Royal Opera Chorus

COURAGE
Danielle de Niese

BECOME DEATH
ModernMedieval, Royal Opera Chorus

THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
Royal Opera Chorus

WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON
Danielle de Niese, Pene Pati, ModernMedieval,
Pembroke College Girls' Choir, Royal Opera Chorus,
The Assembly


ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

FIRST VIOLINS
Duncan Riddell (concertmaster), Sulki Yu, Tamás András, Judith Templeman, Shana Douglas, Esther Kim, Kaoru Yamada, Joana Valentinaviciute, Eriko Nagayama, Andrew Klee, Kay Chappell, Molly Cockburn, Anthony Protheroe,
Erik Chapman, Marciana Buta, Rosemary Wainwright, Sophie Mather, Cindy Foster, Joanne Chen, Rosemary Hinton, Lynette Wynn, Jeremy Morris, Jeff Moore

SECOND VIOLINS
Andrew Storey, Jennifer Christie, Elen Hâf Rideal, David O'Leary, Charlotte Ansbergs, Jennifer Dear, Peter Graham, Stephen Payne, Manuel Porta, Robin Wilson, Victoria Lyon, Sheila Law, Nicola Hutchings, Colin Callow, Ikuko Sunamura-Aso, Helen Cochrane, Joanna Watts, Ingrid Button, Susan Evans, Sarah Thornett, Suzie Watson, Non Peters, Anya Birchall

VIOLAS
Abigail Fenna, Alexander McFarlane, Liz Varlow, Michelle Bruil, Adele Johnson, Ugne Tiškuté, Chian Lim, Esther Harling, Jonathan Hallett, Felix Tanner, Triona Milne, Clive Howard, Helen Picknett, Rebecca Carrington, Sarah Malcolm, Pamela Ferriman, Dan Cornford

CELLOS
Richard Harwood, Tim Gill, Jonathan Ayling, Chantal Webster, Roberto Sorrentino, Jean-Baptiste Toselli, William Heggart, Julia Graham, Morwenna Del Mar, Naomi Watts, Tim Steggals, Magda Pietraszewska, Rachel van der Tang, Anna Stuart, Emma Black, Colin Alexander

DOUBLE BASSES
Anthony Alcock, Lynda Houghton, Alexander Henery, Paul Sherman, David Gordon, Benjamin Cunningham, Lowri Morgan, Ben Wolstenholme, Marianne Schofield, Mark O'Leary, Vera Pereira, Nicola Davenport

FLUTES
Emer McDonough, Joanna Marsh, Helen Keen (piccolo)

OBOES
Philip Harmer, John Roberts, Lauren Sansom, Patrick Flanaghan (cor anglais), Maxwell Spiers (cor anglais)

CLARINETS
Katherine Lacy, Sonia Sielaff, Katy Ayling (bass clarinet)

BASSOONS
Paul Boyes, Helen Simons, Richard Ion, Fraser Gordon (contrabassoon), David Chatterton (contrabassoon)

FRENCH HORNS
Andrew Budden, Nicholas Mooney, Daniel Curzon, Kathryn Saunders, Elise Campbell, Philip Woods, Jonathan Durrant, Finlay Bain, Paul Gardham, Jonathan Bareham

TRUMPETS
James Fountain, Jason Evans, Adam Wright, Mike Allen, Matthew Williams, Toby Street

TROMBONES/BASS TROMBONE
Matthew Gee, Rupert Whitehead, Matthew Knight, Thomas Berry, Roger Argente (bass), Barry Clements (bass), Josh Cirtina (bass)

TUBA
Sam Elliott, Kevin Morgan

TIMPANI
Matt Perry

PERCUSSION
Stephen Quigley, Martin Owens, Gerald Kirby, Richard Horne, Kevin Earley, Joe Cooper, Oliver Yates

HARP
Skaila Kanga, Suzy Willison-Kawalec

PIANO/CELESTE
Ben Dawson, John Alley, Clive Dunstall, Elizabeth Burley


THE ASSEMBLY

SOPRANOS
Elizabeth Adams, Charlotte Ashley, Fiona Fraser, Alison Ponsford-Hill, Angela Hicks, Katy Hill, Daisy Walford, Amy Wood

ALTOS
Amy Blythe, Nancy Cole, Hannah Cooke, Laura Baldwin, Ciara Hendrick, Harriet Hougham Slade, Amy Lyddon, Martha McLorinan, Eleanor Minney

TENORS
Paul Bentley-Angell, Guy Cutting, David DeWinter, Sidharth Prabhu-Naik, Oscar Golden-Lee, James Robinson, Joseph Wicks

BASSES
Simon Gallear, Nicholas Garrett, Andrew Mahon, Ben McKee, Greg Skidmore, Dingle Yandell

CONDUCTOR
Dominic Ellis-Peckham


ROYAL OPERA CHORUS

SOPRANO 1
Emily Rowley-Jones, Yvonne Barclay, Eryl Royle, Bernadette Lord, Helen Miles, Rachel Chapman, Rosalind Waters, Kathryn Jenkin, Helen Withers, Monica McGhee

SOPRANO 2
Elizabeth Weisberg, Susan Jiwey, Juliet Schiemann, Rachel Wolseley, Elizabeth Roberts, Lisa Wilson, Celeste Gattai, Susan Boyd, Vanessa Woodfine, Emma Peaurt, Shuna Sendall

MEZZO 1
Madeleine Mitchell, Cari Searle, Andrea Hazell, Hyacinth Nicholls, Jeanette Ager, Maria Jones, Deborah Miles-Johnson, Siobhain Gibson, Miranda Westcott, Zoe Haydn

MEZZO 2
Elizabeth Key, Amanda Baldwin, Tamsin Dalley, Clare McCaldin, Kate McCarney, Jennifer Westwood, Alison Place, Thomasin Trezise, Alison Crookendale

TENOR 1
Andrew Macnair, Richard Monk, Elliot Goldie, James Scarlett, Jonathan English, Andrew Friedhoff, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Phillip Sheffield, Russell Ablewhite, Rory O'Connor, Simon Gilkes

TENOR 2
Lee Hickenbottom, Timothy Langston, Simon Biazeck, Phillip Bell, Phillip Brown, Darrell Forkin, James Geer, Simon McEnery, Benjamin Thapa, Mark Chaundy, Alexander Wall

BASS 1
John Bernays, Gabriel Gottlieb, Oliver Gibbs, Darron Moore, John Morgan, Richard Savage, Colin Campbell, Mark Campbell-Griffiths, Byron Jackson, Lawrence Wallington

BASS 2
Olle Zetterström, Charbel Mattar, Jeremy Birchall, Gavin Horsley, Robert Anderson, Matthew Duncan, Martin Nelson, David Porter-Thomas, Russell Matthews, Thomas Lowen

CHORUS DIRECTOR
William Spaulding

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