• CKD632 Katalognummer
  • 0691062063227 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2020 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Choir of New College Oxford | Quinney, Robert (cinductor) | organ

Dirigent
Quinney, Robert

Komponist
Sheppard, John

Ensemble
Choir of New College Oxford

Sjanger
Vokal

Plateselskap
Linn Records

Verk

John Sheppard:

A solis ortus cardine
Inclina Domine
Iudica me Deus
Deus miseratur nostri
Confitebor tibi
Sacris solemniis
Media vita

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Produktbeskrivelse

The Choir of New College Oxford, one of the most acclaimed British choral ensembles, makes its Linn debut with a recording of works by the English Renaissance composer John Sheppard.

New College Choir was already 150 years old when Sheppard arrived in Oxford intent on contributing to the wealth of choral polyphony that defined the era.

Media vita is his most celebrated work, almost symphonic in its proportions, in which he combines and elevates conventional Tudor musical devices to striking effect.

Sheppard's boundary-pushing polyphony requires the skill and precision of liturgical professionals, and in the hands of director Robert Quinney it is compelling.

The programme is completed by several motets in which Sheppard sets text from the Old Testament; we are delighted that four of these motets are premiere recordings: A solis ortus cardine, Inclina Domine, Iudica me Deus and Confitebor tibi.

This is another distinctive and stylish performance from this acclaimed choir, which marks the first in a new series of recordings for Linn Records.

 

Gramophone Magazine December 2020
There are many reasons why this new release from the Choir of New College Oxford directed by Robert Quinney will not disappoint, and chief among them are four premiere recordings and a consistently radiant sound with confident, purposeful phrasing...it is pleasing to hear Sheppard’s monumental Media vita sounding so rich and full, with a memorable countertenor sound.

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