Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

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Paradisum: Serene Sacred Songs

Paradisum: Serene Sacred Songs


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Quia respexit humilitatem

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Bernstein:

A Simple Song (from Mass)

Bruckner:

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam

Voces8

Caccini, G:

Ave Maria

Elina Garanca (mezzo)

Fauré:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Requiem: In Paradisum

Sir Neville Marriner

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Gjeilo:

The Ground

Renee Fleming (soprano)

Gounod:

Repentir (O Divine Redeemer)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

Ave Maria

Juan Diego Florez (tenor)

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Lloyd Webber, A:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Mascagni:

Sancta Maria

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Mozart:

Ave verum corpus, K618

The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Requiem in D minor, K626 - Lacrimosa

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Felicity Palmer (soprano)

Rachmaninov:

Vespers, Op. 37: Khvalite imya Godpodne

How fair this spot, Op. 21 No. 7

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Ramirez, A:

Misa Criolla: Kyrie

Jose Carreras (tenor)

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

Mille Cherubini in coro

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Tavener:

Song for Athene

The Holst Singers

Vivaldi:

Larghetto from "Nulla in Mundo pax sincera"

Emma Kirkby (soprano)

Wagner:

Der Engel (No. 1 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Whitacre:

Lux aurumque


This 2CD collection brings together the calmest and most thoughtful sacred songs ever written, performed by the world’s greatest singers including Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, José Carreras and Bryn Terfel.

Composers range from Mozart and Bach to the contemporary cool of today’s great writers such as Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.

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Fauré: Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine

Fauré: Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine


Fauré:

Requiem, Op. 48

Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Élégie in C minor, Op. 24

Eric Picard (cello)

Pavane, Op. 50

Super flumina Babylonis, for mixed choir and orchestra


The second Virgin Classics CD from the Orchestre de Paris under its new Music Director, Paavo Järvi, is entirely devoted to Fauré, with his Requiem as the centrepiece. The soloists are baritone Matthias Goerne and, singing the Pie Jesu usually assigned to a soprano, countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.

Paavo Järvi assumed his role as Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris at the beginning of the 2010-11 season and this, his second Virgin Classics recording with the orchestra, is based on concerts that took place in Paris in early 2011. Like its predecessor, a programme of Bizet released in Autumn 2010 (admired by the UK’s Observer for the “perfect athleticism and agility … provided in abundance by the Orchestre de Paris under its new conductor, Paavo Järvi), it is entirely devoted to music by one French composer -- here Gabriel Fauré. His serene, consoling Requiem is the main work on the CD, which also includes three other much-loved pieces and one little-known item.

“For a conductor from outside France, working on French repertoire with a French orchestra is an exciting prospect, and l’Orchestre de Paris is consummate in this music,” comments Järvi. “I discovered French composers pretty early on, as I was getting to know the Romantic repertoire, with Fauré, Bizet and Dukas. Debussy and Ravel came later. They were a revelation for me.” (Ravel, of course, was a pupil of Fauré at Paris Conservatoire, where the older composer taught for many years.)

The Requiem features two vocal soloists, usually a soprano and a baritone. Here, however, a countertenor – exclusive Virgin Classics artist Philippe Jaroussky – brings his ethereal timbre and sensitive phrasing to the poised Pie Jesu. His baritone colleague is the warm-toned German Matthias Goerne, acknowledged as on of today’s finest vocal recitalists. The Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris also perform in three other works on the CD, the exquisite Pavane, with its flowing melody and mock-Rococo verses, and two early works to religious texts, the touching Cantique de Jean Racine and Super Flumina Babylonis (By the Rivers of Babylon).

Completing the programme is a purely instrumental work, the reflective, but impassioned Elégie for cello and orchestra, in which the soloist is the Orchestre de Paris’ Principal Cellist, Eric Picard.

“Jaroussky, breathtakingly angelic in what Saint-Saëns considered the only "Pie Jesu" worth performing. But it's Järvi's uncanny knack to somehow derive spiritual uplift from the gloomiest of subjects that most impresses here, a talent tailored to fit such needs.” The Independent, 9th September 2011 ****

“On this showing, Jaroussky might more accurately be described as a countermezzo, since his fine high Fs (top line of the treble stave) are delivered with no sense of strain. Most of the time, he fits the historical bill in sounding more like a boy than a mezzo...Eric Picard plays the Elegie stylishly, supported by some lovely woodwind solos.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2011 ***

“Järvi proves a surprisingly effective interpreter of the Requiem. His French orchestra and chorus lend the ‘Sanctus’ and ‘In Paradisum’ an appropriate air of mystic transcendence, and Matthias Goerne dignifies the ‘Libera me’. A countertenor may not be everyone’s choice for the ‘Pie Jesu’, but you can’t fault Philippe Jaroussky for purity.” Financial Times, 8th October 2011 ****

“However admirable Paavo Järvi's performance of Fauré's Requiem may be, it's the motet Super Flumina Babylonis that provides the main focus on this disc... The choral singing is magnificent throughout...It's a nicely balanced recording, allowing us to appreciate the immense subtlety of Fauré's orchestration. The performance of the Cantique de Jean Racine is one of the most beautiful I know.” The Guardian, 13th October 2011 ****

“Järvi's live recording packs a punch, the X-factor within its beautifully warm, full sound being a core strength that colours both timbre and interpretation and underpins even the light-textured, soprano-led In Paradisum. The vocal tones of both soloists slot into this sound world perfectly, with the casting of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in the soprano role feeling surprisingly natural from the outset.” bbc.co.uk, 26th October 2011

“the real shock is just how well suited Jaroussky's countertenor turns out to be for the Pie Jesu. There is astonishing purity even in the very highest register and a level of restrained drama that transforms this into something of quite extraordinary impact...The real interest in this new disc is a rare outing for Faure's very first choral piece, Super flumina Babylonis...a remarkably serious and quite operatic utterance from an 18-year-old student” Gramophone Magazine, November 2011

“front-rank Faure. Emotional and cerebral intelligence are harnessed by Paavo Jarvi, a musician clearly dedicated to Faure's cause. Even the composer's familiar Pavane, done here with optional chorus and stripped of false sentiment, sounds fresh and new in its classical elegance.” Classic FM Magazine, December 2011 ****

“The surprise in Paavo Järvi’s live recording of the full orchestral version is countertenor Philippe Jaroussky’s solo in the Pie Jesu, a gamble which comes off beautifully; Jaroussky’s otherworldly vocal perfect for this work...Järvi’s large choir make a pleasingly rich sound and the overall effect is more sincere and less cloying than it can be.” The Arts Desk, 5th November 2011

“[The] shorter pieces come off rather better than the Requiem, in which Järvi does not always sound very interested. This work does contain some very good things, however, particularly from the soloists, and certainly never falls below an acceptable level...Järvi injects a welcome touch of drama into the mid-section.” MusicWeb International, January 2012

Erato - 0709212

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A Choral Wedding

A Choral Wedding


anon.:

Ye watchers and ye holy ones (Lasst Uns Erfreuen)

Berkeley, L:

The Lord is my Shepherd, Op. 91 No. 1

Britten:

Jubilate Deo in C major (1961)

Bruckner:

Locus iste, WAB 23

Darwall:

Ye holy angels bright (Darwall's 148th)

Duruflé:

Ubi caritas, Op. 10 No. 1

Dykes:

Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty

Fauré:

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Finzi:

My lovely one, Op. 27 No. 1

God is gone up, Op. 27 No. 2

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Goss, J:

Praise my soul, the King of Heaven

Greatorex, W:

Tell out, my soul (Woodlands)

Howells:

All my hope on God is founded

Ireland:

My song is love unknown

Irvine, Jessie:

The Lord's My Shepherd (Crimond)

Jones, J D:

King of glory, King of peace (Gwalchmai)

Lauridsen:

O magnum mysterium

Monk, W H:

Abide with me

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Parry:

I was glad

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)

Jerusalem

O praise ye the Lord

Prichard:

Alleluya, sing to Jesus! (Hyfrydol)

Purcell:

Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey)

Rutter:

Wedding Canticle

Stainer:

God so loved the world

Stanford:

Coelos Ascendit Hodie, Op. 38 No. 2

Taylor, Cyril:

Glorious things of thee are spoken (Abbot's Leigh)

Thalben-Ball:

O for a thousand tongues to sing (Arden)

trad.:

All people that on earth do dwell

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Immortal, invisible, God only wise (St Denio)

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren)

Vaughan Williams:

Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney)

Walton:

Set me as a seal upon thine heart

Wesley, S S:

Blessed be the God and Father

Willan:

Rise up, my love


A new release in the Naxos wedding music series, ‘A Choral Wedding’ is a 2 CD collection of popular choral anthems and favourite hymns which have been chosen specifically as suggestions for brides and grooms planning church weddings with a choir.

CD 1 includes a variety of anthems from the popular Anglican tradition such as Wesley’s Blessed be the God and Father and Parry’s I was glad through to classical evergreens such as Mozart’s Laudate Dominum and Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine. There are some seasonal items too – Stainer’s God so loved the world for an Easter wedding and Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium for a Christmas wedding.

CD 2 is a re-packaged version of Abide with Me (8557578), and includes a wide selection of congregational hymns such as sing-along favourites Jerusalem and Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven.

Naxos - 8578196-97

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Fauré: Requiem

Fauré: Requiem


Fauré:

Requiem, Op. 48

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Christopher Robinson (organ)

with St John's College Choir, Cambridge

Tantum ergo, Op. 65 No. 2

Messe basse

Maria Mater gratiae Op. 47 No. 2


“a charming freshness, and many unmistakeably Faurean touches” Gramophone Magazine

“its special quality is it uses boy trebles and male altos...most winning” Penguin Guide

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Fauré: Requiem

Fauré: Requiem

and other choral music


Fauré:

Ave verum corpus, Op. 65 No. 1

Tantum ergo, Op. 65 No. 2

Messe basse

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Requiem, Op. 48

1893 version


Mary Seers (soprano), Isabelle Poulenard (soprano) & Michael George (baritone)

Corydon Singers & English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best

“Recommended without hesitation” Classic CD

“Ethereally beautiful” Penguin Guide

“Outstanding” The Independent

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Hyperion 30th Anniversary - CDA30008

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Fauré - Requiem

Fauré - Requiem

and other sacred music


Fauré:

Requiem, Op. 48

Ave verum corpus, Op. 65 No. 1

Tantum ergo, Op. 65 No. 2

Ave Maria, Op. 67 No. 2

Maria Mater gratiae Op. 47 No. 2

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Messe basse


Caroline Ashton (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), John Scott (organ) & Simon Standage (violin)

The Cambridge Singers & Members of the City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter (director)

2010 sees the re-release at mid-price of John Rutter’s Gramophone Award-winning 1984 recording of Fauré’s Requiem. The first-ever performance on disc of the work in its intimate original version – famously re-discovered by Rutter in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris after a century of neglect – it remains one of the timeless jewels in the crown of the Collegium catologue. Hailed on release as ‘the Fauré Requiem of the future’ (Music Week), Rutter’s performance with the Cambridge Singers and members of the City of London Sinfonia has transformed the way in which we view one of the great works of European sacred music, and remains definitive.

“The medium-scale 1893 version of Fauré's spiritual masterpiece finds a loving advocate in John Rutter, with excellent soloists and a lucid-toned choir.” BBC Music Magazine

“Faure's Requiem has received many fine recordings, but John Rutter's inspired reconstruction of the original 1893 score, using only lower strings and no woodwind, opened our ears to the extra freshness of the composer's first thoughts.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Noël

Noël

French Romantic Music for Christmas


Fauré:

Noël Op. 43 No. 1

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Psalm 150, M. 69

Gounod:

Noel

Ave Maria

Saint-Saëns:

Oratorio de Noël (Christmas Oratorio), Op. 12

Quam Dilecta, Op. 148


Bachchor Mainz, L'Arpa Festante München, Ralf Otto

Deutsche HM - 88697366582

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Winter Lullabies

Winter Lullabies


Adam:

O Holy Night

Brahms:

Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang, Op. 17 No. 1

Fauré:

En Priere

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Ave verum corpus, Op. 65 No. 1

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Goodall, H:

Winter Lullabies

Gounod:

La salutation angelique

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Schubert:

Psalm 23 'Gott ist mein Hirt', D706

Ave Maria, D839


An exciting major new commission from the pen of composer and TV star Howard Goodall, framed by famous, gentle, approachable music for winter and Christmas, sung by the heavenly boys' voices of Christ Church cathedral choir

The Gift of Music - CCLCDG1155

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Hear My Prayer - Hymns and Anthems

Hear My Prayer - Hymns and Anthems


Bainton, E:

And I saw a new Heaven

Chatman:

Remember

Daley:

Requiem: In Remembrance

Duruflé:

Ubi caritas, Op. 10 No. 1

Elgar:

Lux aeterna

Fauré:

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Finzi:

God is gone up, Op. 27 No. 2

Franck, C:

Panis Angelicus

Howells:

Magnificat (Collegium Regale, 1945)

Lotti:

Crucifixus in 8 parts

Mendelssohn:

Hear my prayer

Mozart:

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K339: Laudate Dominum

Purcell:

O God, thou art my god, Z35

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

Stanford:

Justorum animae, Op. 38 No. 1


Karina Gauvin (soprano) & Matthew Larkin (organ)

Choir of St John’s, Elora, Noel Edison

Naxos - 8557493

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Fauré: Requiem, Messe basse & Cantique de Jean Racine and Vierne & Severac: Choral Works

Fauré: Requiem, Messe basse & Cantique de Jean Racine and Vierne & Severac: Choral Works


Fauré:

Requiem, Op. 48

Messe basse

Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Severac:

Tantum ergo

Vierne, L:

Pièces de fantaisie, 1st suite, Op. 51: No. 2, Andantino


Lisa Beckley (soprano), Colm Carey (organ), Nicholas Gedge (bass-baritone)

Oxford Schola Cantorum, Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly

“Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine makes a perfect conclusion to this lovely programme.” Gramophone Magazine

Naxos - 8550765

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