Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer


Choral Music

Choral Music 1Includes Ronald Corp:

‘Weep You No More, Sad Fountains’ (from Cornucopia)
with Marshall McGuire, harp

Gondwana Voices
Lynn Williams, conductor
Mark O’Leary, conductor
ABC Classics 472 822-2

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Choral Music 1 1MAGNIFICAT

Includes Ronald  Corp:

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You

The Nebraska Children’s Chorus

Z. Randall Stroope, conductor

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Choral Music 1 2PRAISE ON HIGH

Includes Ronald Corp: A Cradle Song (aka Blake’s Cradle Song)

And music by Boyce, Elgar, Walford Davies, George Dyson, Michael Rose, Edward Bairstow, Gerald Henrie, Derek Holman, Barry Rose, Malcolm Archer, Mark Blatchly, Stephen Oliver, Anne-Marie Boylan, Leonard Blake, Charles Wood and William Harris

The Armagh Girl Singers
The Boys of St.George’s Parish Church Choir, Belfast
Aubrey McClintock, director, Nigel McClintock, organ

Total duration:  63′ 17″ LAMM  117D

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Choral music 2RONALD CORP

Dhammapada (for a choir of eight soloists and pre-recorded temple bells)

Apsara – Ronald Corp, director

STONE RECORDS 5060192780055

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‘Ronald Corp is Britain’s most prolific choral conductor-composer, and with this work he breaks fascinating new ground.  The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha transmitted orally before being written down 2,000 years ago.  Set for small choir, it becomes a beguiling work, full of scrunchy dissonances but graceful to the ear.’

Michael Church, Independent, January 29th, 2011 – ‘Album of the Week’

Choral music 2 1All the works on this disc are available as sheet music, whether published by this website or external publishers or being available from the office.  Please click on individual titles for

FOREVER CHILD AND OTHER CHORAL MUSIC

by  Ronald Corp

 

 

Forever Child
Verbum Patris
Give to my eyes, Lord
‘May the Lord Bless You and Keep You’ (from Adonai Echad)
Dover Beach
‘Weep You no more, Sad Fountains’ (from Cornucopia)
Two Partsongs (‘Heraclitus’ and ‘I Strove with None’)
Missa San Marco
Four Elizabethan Lyrics
Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun
Lute-Book Lullaby (‘Sweet was the Song’)
Requiem (R. L. Stephenson)

Voces Cantabiles
Ronald Corp, conductor

Total duration:  68′ 32″

DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7171

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‘Ronald Corp has established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the British music scene.  He’s also an adept composer, as this handsome anthology of his work makes clear.’

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pigs could flyPIGS COULD FLY

Ronald Corp:

Give to my Eyes, Lord
Five Flower Songs
Spring (When Daisies pied)
At Day-Close in November’
(from Hardy Songs)

And songs by Britten, Bliss, Maw, Skempton, Richard Rodney Bennett, Maxwell Davies, Vaughan Williams, Woolrich, Rutter, Tavener, Chilcott, Tansy Davies and Philip Godfrey

The New London Children’s Choir
Ronald Corp, conductor
Alexander Wells, piano

Total duration:  66′ 07″

NAXOS 8.572113

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‘Corp’s own contributions are all gratefully conceived for children’s chorus and are very enjoyable.  They are all written in a simple and easy-going language which is pleasant on the ear and, no doubt, very enjoyable to sing…  Very good recording and notes.’

Bob Briggs, MusicWeb International

All the Ronald Corp pieces on this disc are available as sheet music.
Five Flower Songs can be bought directly from this website.
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Choral Music 3RONALD CORP

THINGS I DIDN’T SAY

and other choral a cappella works:

Never weather-beaten Sail

Three Medieval Carols – Myn Lyking, The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn, Quem Pastores
Ave Maria Ave verum plus five anthems with organ:

The Pilgrim
Psalm 150
The Bells of Paradise
The Revival (The Lilies of His Love)
We Will Remember Them

Apsara choir
Edward Batting, organ
Ronald Corp, conductor

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Choral Music 3 1RONALD CORP

And All the Trumpets Sounded

Mark Stone, baritone
The London Chorus (with members of the Highgate Choral Society)
New London Children’s Choir
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

MICHAEL HURD

The Shepherd’s Calendar – Choral Symphony for baritone, SATB chorus and orchestra (1975)

Roderick Williams, baritone
The London Chorus
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Corp, conductor

DUTTON EPOCH CDLX 7280

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‘…a moving, powerful piece in an impassioned performance.’

James A. Altena, Fanfare – July/August 2012

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Choral Music 3 2THE ICE MOUNTAIN

John Addison, narrator
Alexander Wells, piano

New London Children’s Choir
Members of the New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp, director

Duration: 54′ 52″ Naxos 8.572777 Click for more details and to buy from Naxos

Both CDs [Ice Mountain and Hurd Pop Cantatas] serve up delightful material in different ways.  Corp sets Emma Hill’s blank verse to a more modern and inventive kaleidoscope of styles hinting at Lloyd Webber, Bart’s Oliver!, Menotti and Orff’s Music for Children.  Corp’s recent children’s opera is the more demanding to perform… The well-drilled choir (aged 7-18) proves it can sing in different parts and deal with complex rhythms and unexpected word patterns…  Both are immensely accessible and at times irresistible and genuinely poignant….  Members of the New London Orchestra provide a sensitive and reliable backing to both discs.

Neil Patrick, Light Music Society Magazine, Issue 53, Autumn 2011