A digital only release of Sacred Songs by composer Roland Johnson (pictured above) is now available.
Performed by Aria Vera and accompanied by Ieva Dubova on piano, Sacred Songs is a collection of solo and ensemble works from Roland’s large oratorio works.
With a combination of solo, duet and quartets for the various voices, these pieces are performed by Aria Vera: Singers Phillippa Lay, Lesley-Jane Rogers, Panos Ntourntoufis and Alistair Donaghue with pianist pianist Ieva Dubova.
This is the first release in a series of three: Eternal will be available in February 2022 and the final instalment He is Risen will be available in March 2022. All of the 21 elements of this musical spiritual journey were recorded in December 2021
Roland Johnson is a composer of sacred classical music writing mainly for vocal solo and ensembles. Roland began his musical life as a 7-year-old church chorister, taking up the cello soon after. As such, Roland grew up with a tradition of both sacred choral and instrumental music.
At 23, Roland completed his first full oratorio, entitled Resurrexit. His other oratorio-style works include Salvator Mundi (2019) and St Luke’s Passion (2021). His large-scale choral oratorio St Peter’s Gloria (2021) is due for its world premiere performance in March 2023.
Access to the release can be found own most digital audio services. Excerpts can be listed to via Amazon.