Dunstaple: Veni Sancte Spiritus

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The Merton Collection: Merton College at 750

The Merton Collection: Merton College at 750

Berkeley, L:

Veni sponsa Christi


Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles


Veni Sancte Spiritus


Magnificat, Nunc dimittis (Merton College Service)

Gibbons, O:

This is the Record of John


Sacred Origins

Greene, E:

Lord, let me know mine end


Beati quorum via

Mundy, W:


Second Service ‘in F fa ut’

Nunc dimittis

Second Service ‘in F fa ut’


There is an old belief (No. 4 from Songs of Farewell)


The Woman With The Alabaster Box


Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

Sheppard, J:

Libera nos 1


Justorum animae, Op. 38 No. 1

Beati quorum via, Op. 38 No. 3

Vaughan Williams:

Valiant for Truth

In 2014, Merton College in Oxford celebrates its 750th year. Benjamin Nicholas and Peter Phillips’ specially conceived programme journeys through three quarters of a millennium of choral repertoire. Not just a demonstration of this accomplished ensemble’s versatility, the recording also provides a bird’s-eye view of some important moments in musical history, and features two composers – John Dunstaple and Lennox Berkeley – associated with the College as well as three works specially commissioned for the anniversary celebrations. The choir, a relatively recent addition to this illustrious college’s complement of treasures, gives stylish and committed performances in the famous acoustic of Merton’s chapel.

'Advent at Merton' [DCD34122] was the best-seller on the Delphian label last Christmas. Gramophone noted "the most notable chapel choir offering" in their Christmas round-up. "All the music is radiant, all of it is unexpected...and comes from a choir that's gone from being a minor player in Oxbridge choral music to becoming one of the most exciting groups in its area". BBC Music Magazine gave it a Christmas Choice, citing "high levels of technical and expressive achievement."

Tracks 1–2, 15–16, 17 & 19 are premiere recordings

“In only a few years the choir has established itself as one of the leading collegiate choirs in the UK. This, its third disc for Delphian, confirms that it is now, surely, one of the jewels in that label’s crown...The singing throughout this programme is superb” MusicWeb International, 12th November 2013

“Though Merton is on the cusp of its 750th anniversary, this choir is a 2006 creation, yet has quickly gained distinction. Here it offers a panorama of world musical history...But it’s the transhistorical stylistic homogeneity of choral singing that comes through.” Sunday Times, 22nd December 2013

Delphian - DCD34134



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John Dunstaple - Sweet Harmony

John Dunstaple - Sweet Harmony

Masses and Motets


Quam pulchra es


Gloria a 4

Credo a 4

Gloria & Credo Jesu Christe Fili Dei


Credo & Sanctus Da gaudiorum premia

Agnus Dei

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Gloria in canon

“Tonus Peregrinus sing with an impressive understanding of this highly sophisticated music, with its complex rhythms, luxuriantly interweaving melodic lines and exciting climaxes, enabling listeners to share their obvious enjoyment of it.” (The Daily Telegraph)

Naxos - 8557341



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Musical Book of Hours

Musical Book of Hours


En Katerine solennia


Magnificat sexti toni


In principio erat verbum

Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria

De profundis clamavi


Bonjour, bon mois

Ave maris stella


Veni Sancte Spiritus

Gregorian Chant:

Venit ad Petrum


Salve regina


Intemerata Dei mater


Virgo prudentissima

Pomerium, Alexander Blachly

DG Archiv Blue - E4742312

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Dunstaple: Sacred Choral Works

Dunstaple: Sacred Choral Works


Missa Rex Seculorum

Ave maris stella

Gloria a 4

Descendi in ortum meum

Speciosa facta es

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Albanus roseo rutilat

Preco Preheminencie

Salve Regina misericordie

Sub tuam protectionem

Specialis virgo

“This disc contains three of Dunstaple's well-known motets – Preco preheminencie, Veni veni and Albanus – but the rest are rarely performed. For some of the delicious antiphons, it's hard to see why: Salve reginamater mire is particularly striking – one of those pieces that sounds far more impressive than it looks on the page. There are also some total novelties. The canonic Gloria was discovered in Russia: it's a massively inventive work that adds a substantial new dimension to our knowledge of Dunstaple. And Descendi in ortum meum, though discovered and published a quarter of a century ago, surely stands as the latest known work of its composer: a magnificent piece that builds an entirely new kind of edifice with the materials of his characteristic style. Most impressive of all, though, is the Mass, Rex seculorum, which ends the disc. This may or may not be by Dunstaple – which is probably why it has never been recorded. Whoever the composer, though, it's a key work in the history of the polyphonic mass cycle, brimming with invention.
The Orlando Consort has a wonderfully forward style that beautifully matches the music and helps the listener to understand why Dunstaple achieved such an enormous reputation on the continental mainland. If they're occasionally a touch rough, these are classic performances that will be hard to challenge.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Metronome - METCD1009



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Power & Dunstaple: Masses & Motets

Power & Dunstaple: Masses & Motets


Veni Sancte Spiritus

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Credo super 'Da gaudiorum premia'

Agnus Dei

Salve scema sanctitatis

Gaude virgo salutata

Quam pulchra es

Salve Regina misericordie

Preco Preheminencie

Power, L:

Ave regina cælorum


Beata viscera



Agnus Dei, OH141

Salve Regina

Missa 'Alma redemptoris mater'

Ibo michi ad montem

Quam pulchra es

Erato Veritas - 6024932

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The Treasury of English Church Music

The Treasury of English Church Music



Sancte Dei pretiose

Perspice Christicola

Salve sancta parens

Sanctus and Benedictus

Alleluya psallat

Ave miles caelestis curiae

Conditor alme siderum - Hymn for Advent Vespers


Let all mortal flesh keep silence


O Lord, look down from heaven


Salvator Mundi

God is our hope and strength


The Heavens Declare


A Hymn to the Virgin


Ave verum Corpus

Sing joyfully

Victimae paschali

Child, W:

O God, wherefore art thou absent from us?

Cornysh the elder:

Ave Maria Mater Dei


Lo! Star-Led Chiefs


Beata Dei genetrix Maria

Davies, Maxwell:

Ave Maria - Hail blessed flower

Davies, Walford:

Blessed are the pure in heart

Jubilate in G major


Factum est silentium


Veni Sancte Spiritus


O hearken Thou, Op. 64

Give unto the Lord (Psalm XXIX), Op. 74


Sanctus & Benedictus

Farrant, R:

Hide not thou thy face

Frye, W:

Salve virgo mater pya

Gibbons, O:

Nunc dimittis (Short Service)

O clap your hands

This is the Record of John

Goss, J:

If we believe that Jesus died

Greene, M:

O Clap Your Hands Together


Turn back, O man


Magnificat (Collegium Regale, 1945)

A Spotless Rose

Sing Lullaby

Here is the Little Door


O Lord my God


Greater Love Hath No Man


There Is No Rose


Give me the wings of faith


Nunc dimittis


Nolo mortem peccatoris

Out of the Deep

(version for countertenor soloist)

Out of the Deep

(version for tenor soloist)

Mundy, W:

Ah, helpless wretch


The souls of the righteous

Noble, T:

Nunc Dimittis in B minor


O Saviour of the world

Parsons, R:

Nunc dimittis from the First Great Service

Philips, P:

Ascendit Deus


Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58c

I will give thanks unto the Lord, Z21

Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50

O Lord God of hosts, Z37

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15




Evening Service in E minor

Shaw, M:

Anglican Folk Mass: Creed


Te deum in B flat

Beati quorum via, Op. 38 No. 3

Sterndale Bennett:

God is a Spirit


Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?


Evening Service in C major


Nunc Dimitis

My beloved spake

Travers, J:

Ascribe unto the Lord

Vaughan Williams:

O Taste and See

Te Deum in G


Evening Service in D minor


Set me as a seal upon thine heart


I saw a fair maiden


Gloria in excelsis Deo

All people clap your hands

O how amiable are thy dwellings

Lord, to Thee I make my moan, anthem for 5 voices

Alleluia, I heard a voice

Wesley, S S:

Cast me not away

Wash me throughly from my wickedness

White, Robert:

Christe qui lux es et dies

Wood, C:

Short Communion Service in the Phrygian Mode: Sanctus & Benedictus

Ambrosian Singers, Westminster Abbey Choir, Chichester Cathedral Choir, Guildford Cathedral Choir, St Pauls Cathedral Choir, Temple Church Choir, Denis Stevens, Douglas Guest, John Birch, Barry Rose, John Dykes Bower, George Thalben-Ball

Here for the first time on CD are the celebrated five LPs of the HMV Treasury of English Church Music. Prefaced by the introductory speech Herbert Howells gave at the launch, and boasting more than 30 bonus tracks, this set offers a uniquely authoritative and comprehensive conspectus of the broad repertory of cathedral, collegiate and parish church choirs in the 1960s.

EMI - 0846402

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