This page lists all recordings of Seek him that maketh the seven stars, by Jonathan Dove (b.1959) on CD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Choral Music by Jonathan Dove
Jonathan Dove’s beautiful choral works have made him into a household name among professional and amateur singers alike. His writing is eminently approachable yet highly original. His music appears on cathedral music lists frequently around the UK, his distinctive voice and imaginative choice of texts creating inspirational works suitable for many different liturgical occasions.
The Missa brevis is the most recent work to be recorded here and was commissioned by the Cathedral Organists’ Association for their conference in Wells Cathedral in May 2009 and first performed by the cathedral choir under Matthew Owens’ direction. The same forces have recorded it here along with a delectable selection of Dove’s anthems.
“there's so much freshness, attack and palpable involvement...not least from the consistently excellent boy and girl choristers. Dove's music is splendidly effective and birghtly expressive.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2010 ****
“The choir sings as one with crisp diction and expertly handled dynamic contrasts, whilst Vaughan's multi-faceted organ performance is genuinely exciting to listen to, whether haunting and subdued or triumphantly raising the roof. Close your eyes and you could be in Wells Cathedral.” Classic FM Magazine, November 2010 ****
“Dove's fresh, diatonic idiom is coupled to a matchless sense of word-setting...[His] fondness for multi-layered textures enhances a strong dramatic impulse...the Wells choristers tackle everything with aplomb, élan and evident enjoyment.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2010
“The richness of Jonathan Dove's choral writing and his vividly colourful (yet sometimes sparing) use of the organ is heard again and again throughout this collection, so stirringly and beautifully sung by Wells Cathedral Choir.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition
“The quality of any cathedral choir is governed by the standard of its trebles...Wells is currently enjoying a superb top line, rewardingly displayed in this collection of Jonathan Dove's radiant choral works, including a first recording of his sparkling Missa Brevis...It makes an attractive, stimulating addition to the liturgy.” The Observer, 5th September 2010
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Awake my soul
The first recording featuring the Southwark Cathedral Girl choristers, with the Lay-clerks.
A wide-ranging survey of English choral music from the 16th to 21st centuries.
Includes first recordings of works by Judith Bingham, Martin Bussey, David Terry, and Huw Morgan.
Begins and ends with two major choral works by Parry – I was glad and Blest pair of Sirens - both works featured in the 2011 Royal wedding of Prince William and Katherine Middleton.
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A Year at Truro
A journey in music through a year at Truro charting some of the major Festivals of the Church’s year from Advent to Christ the King.
A collection of both well-loved items and some less familiar works that might be heard at choral services in the Cathedral during the year.
The latest recording from the critically acclaimed fine choir of Truro Cathedral!
The forth release in Regent’s new ‘A Year at…’
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Choral Music from Coventry Cathedral
Alistair Reid (organ)
The Boy Choristers & Girl Choristers and Choral Clerks, Kerry Beaumont
Under the direction of Kerry Beaumont, the choirs at Coventry Cathedral have made several television broadcasts. On this CD they perform a wide-ranging repertoire, including works by Tallis, Byrd, Stanford, Dyson Dove and Beaumont.
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Praise and Thanksgiving
Anthems from Salisbury Cathedral
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Mother and Child
Sacred music by contemporary composers
“... one of the best sounding CDs I have had on the desk this week.” BBC Radio 3 - CD Review
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