Gowers: Viri Galilaei

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The Feast of the Ascension at Westminster Abbey

The Feast of the Ascension at Westminster Abbey


Britten:

Festival Te Deum in E, Op. 32

Finzi:

God is gone up, Op. 27 No. 2

Gowers:

Viri Galilaei

MacFarren, G:

Psalm 93

Philips, P:

Ascendit Deus

Pott:

Toccata

Rose, B:

Preces

The Dismissal

Schütz:

Psalm 100: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt, SWV 36

Stanford:

Coelos Ascendit Hodie, Op. 38 No. 2

Vaughan Williams:

O Clap Your Hands (Psalm 47)

Walton:

Missa Brevis

Chichester Service


Hyperion is delighted to present this latest CD from The Choir of Westminster Abbey under their inspirational director, James O’Donnell. They continue their exploration of the rich repertoire of the liturgy in its historical context in the Abbey with music for the Feast of the Ascension. Ascension Day is a particular moment of celebration within the annual round of Easter praise and is celebrated in glorious and triumphal language. The works recorded here represent a wide range of the best of liturgical music, starting from the intricate and joyful writing of the sixteenth-century composer Peter Philips and ending with fascinating and appealing pieces by living composers. Along the way are works from the great flowering of English cathedral music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

“The boys might be singing Stanford's Caelos ascendit hodie, but they could just as easily be trilling ''Woohoo! It's Ascension Day!'' I love such musical joie de vivre, and not every choir is able to produce it convincingly as these chaps...this is Westminster Abbey Choir at their crystalline best, with spot-on pitching, enviable articulation and sympathetic phrasing.” Charlotte Gardner, bbc.co.uk, 18th April 2008

“The choir of Westminster Abbey under James O'Donnell sing with the happy care which his choristers at the Cathedral used to bring to their work with him. If the echo calls attention to itself at the start, the ears soon adjust. They are not going to complain with so much to enjoy.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2008

“After seven years at the helm, James O'Donnell has made a formidable singing outfit of the Westminster Abbey Choir...The treble line is robust and thrilling, its soloist, Jacob Ewens, a sinuous star in Britten's Te Deum in E. The ensemble is well balanced in the polyphony of Philips's Ascendit Deus and confidently tuned in the awe-filled modernism of Gowers's Viri Galilei, while the organist, Robert Quinney, does more than his share in the dazzling accompaniments.” The Times, 26th April 2008 ****

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The English Anthem 2

The English Anthem 2


Bainton, E:

And I saw a new Heaven

Bairstow:

Save us, O Lord

Battishill:

O Lord, look down from heaven

Finzi:

Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice, Op. 26

Gowers:

Viri Galilaei

Holloway, R:

Lord, what is man?

Joubert:

O Lorde, the maker of al thing

Mathias:

As truly as God is our Father

Ouseley:

O Saviour of the world

Stainer:

How beautiful upon the mountains

Stanford:

Justorum animae, Op. 38 No. 1


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A Year at Winchester

A Year at Winchester


Bruckner:

Ave Maria

Annunciation

Byrd:

Senex puerum portabat (from Gradualia 1605)

Candlemas

Dove:

The three Kings

Epiphany

Elgar:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me (from The Apostles)

Pentecost

Gowers:

Viri Galilaei

Ascension

with Richard McVeigh (synthesizer)

Purcell:

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15

Lent

Rutter:

Winchester Te Deum

St Swithun, Patron Saint

Sheppard, J:

Libera nos, salva nos

Trinity

Stanford:

Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Op. 123

Easter Day

Sweeney, D:

Litany

Palm Sunday

Quem quaeritis

Easter – dawn

Tavener:

God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation)

Christmas

Wood, C:

Hail, gladdening Light

Advent


The second in the new series from Regent charting a musical journey through the church’s year at well-loved cathedrals.

The Choir of Winchester Cathedral is regarded as one of the world’s finest choirs.

This journey in music features music appropriate to the main seasons of the church’s year, including first recordings of two works by Donald Sweeney, and the original version of John Rutter’s ‘Winchester Te Deum’ written for the Choir of Winchester Cathedral.

Features both the boy and girl choristers and men of the choir.

“An auspicious start to what should prove a major collection of choral recordings.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2012

“'Hail, gladdening light'...[is] given with confidence, firm tuning, clear diction and phrasing and even a little drama, the excellent of the performances masking just how difficult it can be to make this sort of music work well.” International Record Review, March 2012

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Love and Honour

Love and Honour


Gowers:

Viri Galilaei

O'Regan:

Tu Claustra Stirpe Regia

Cantate Domino

Parry:

I was glad

various:

A Garland for the Queen

Walton:

The Twelve


James Southall (organ)

The Choir of Queens' College Cambridge, Samuel Hayes

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Radiant Light

Radiant Light

Songs for the Millenium


Biebl:

Ave Maria

Dirksen:

Sing, Ye Faithful

Gowers:

Viri Galilaei

Kalinnikov, Viktor:

Radiant Light

Lauridsen:

O magnum mysterium

Pärt:

Magnificat

Rutter:

A Gaelic blessing

Tavener:

The Lamb

Hymn to the Mother of God

Song for Athene

Tchaikovsky:

The Cherubic Hymn

Thompson, R:

Alleluia

Have ye not known? - Ye shall have a song


Boston Trinity Church Choir, Brian Jones

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Ascension

Ascension


Allain:

The Exon Service: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis

Gowers:

Viri Galilaei

Leighton:

Preces and Responses

MacMillan:

Tremunt vindentes angeli

Messiaen:

L'Ascension (organ version)


The powerful imagery of the Ascension has inspired generations of composers, from Peter Phillips and William Byrd to Gerald Finzi, Charles Villiers Stanford and Olivier Messiaen. The first part of this recording is in the form of an Anglican service of Choral Evensong; this is followed by Messiaen’s organ work L’Ascension, performed by Matthew Owens.

The choral works on the disc all have particular associations with the Cathedral, and some receive their premiere recording here. From James MacMillan’s meditative Tremunt videntes angeli to the rich fabric of Richard

Allain’s Exon Service, the Choir of St Mary’s weaves a complexly beautiful sonic tapestry in the cathedral’s generous acoustic.

The powerful imagery of the Ascension has been a potent inspiration to generations of composers. This recording presents a Choral Evensong of contemporary works associated with St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, leading up to Messiaen's meditative organ work L'Ascension. Featuring premiere recordings of works by James MacMillan and Richard Allain.

“A shining service of contemporary works…The choir sing with tremendous fervour, clarity and power” Gramophone Magazine

“One of the UK’s finest cathedral choirs” Sunday Times

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