The Choir of Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, have become known for releasing recordings on the Delphian label which have taken listeners beyond the more usual repertoire of Cambridge college choirs. Their most recent release, however, called ‘Set upon the rood’, is perhaps the most intriguing yet. Contemporary composers - including Sir James MacMillan - were invited to write works for ancient instruments. In the latest Gramophone podcast, the college’s music director Geoffrey Webber tells Editor Martin Cullingford about the project.
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Musical excerpts throughout the podcast are taken from ‘Set upon the rood’, which is released on the Delphian label, and reviewed in the September issue of the magazine.