Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice

August 2001

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Rutter: Gloria I, II & III, etc.

Rutter:

Gloria I, II & III

Come down, O Love divine

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace

To everything there is a season

I my Best-Beloved's am

Praise the Lord, O my soul

I will lift up mine eyes

As the bridegroom to his chosen

A Clare Benediction

The Lord is my light and my salvation

Go forth into the world

Thy perfect love

Te Deum


'Delicious performances of Rutter’s wonderfully approachable and finely crafted vocal writing. The sound, too, is outstanding' (Gramophone)

“This superb disc contains a balanced cross- section of Rutter's sacred choral music, spanning over a quarter century and featuring several first recordings. Rutter's stylistic hallmarks are all here: an unfailing knack to get to the root of the text, exquisitely balanced vocal writing, melting harmonies, intensely sweet turns of phrase, short ecstatic climaxes, but also a willingness to be astringent, and rhythmically powerful. There are nods to pageantry, for example in the conclusion of the Gloria with its Waltonian swagger, some decliously echt Sullivan at the end of the Te Deum and, in I my Best-beloved's am, an occasional vision of the neo-Byzantine soundworld of his fellow Highgate School pupil, John Tavener.
The artistry of the 25 full-bodied voices of Polyphony is beyond reproach, only suffering a deficit in sheer volume when pitted against the full fury of The Wallace Collection. Sumptuously recorded, all the forces involved play to perfection. Greatly enjoyable.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Handel - Gloria - Dixit Dominus

Handel - Gloria - Dixit Dominus


Handel:

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra, Laurence Cummings

Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano), Anne Sofie Von Otter (alto)

Stockholm Bach Choir, Drottingholm Baroque Ensemble, Anders Ohrwall


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17th November 2008

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Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120


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Erato - 5454682

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