• CDA67792 Katalognummer
  • 034571177922 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2010 Utgivelsesr

Artist
Westminster Abbey Choir | O' | Donnell, James

Dirigent
O' | Donnell, James

Medvirkende
Quinney, Robert (organ) | Stocker, Julian (tenor) | Macdonald, Robert (bass)

Komponist
Blow, John | Child, William | Purcell, Henry | Turner, William

Ensemble
Westminster Abbey Choir

Plateselskap
Hyperion

Verk

Child, W: O praise the Lord
Blow: Voluntary in A major
Blow: God is our hope and strength
Blow: Venite
Turner, W: Psalm 113 'Praise the Lord, ye servants'
Blow: Voluntary in D Minor
Purcell: Service in B flat major, Z230: Morning Canticle 3. Benedicite
Purcell: Service in B flat major, Z230: Morning Canticle 2. Benedictus
Purcell: O Lord God of hosts, Z37
Blow: Voluntary in D Minor
Blow: Salvator Mundi
Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135
Purcell: Voluntary in D minor, Z718
Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15
Turner, W: Psalm 54 'Save me, O God, for thy Name's sake'
Purcell: Voluntary in C major, Z717
Purcell: Service in B flat major, Z230: Evening Canticle 1. Magnificat
Purcell: Service in B flat major, Z230: Evening Canticle 2. Nunc dimittis
Purcell: Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?, Z25
Purcell: Voluntary in G major, Z720

 

Produsent
Trendell, David

Tekniker
Eadon, Simon

Produktbeskrivelse

The Choir of Westminster Abbey under their inspirational director James O’Donnell delve into the Abbey’s vaults for this latest fascinating disc.

The triumphant mood of the Restoration required much glorious liturgical music, and the Abbey was home to some of the greatest composers and performers of the age. This recording presents music likely to have been sung by—and in some cases, almost certain to have been written for—the Choir of Westminster Abbey during the late 1670s and early 1680s. They sing four canticles from the compendious Service in B flat by Henry Purcell, together with psalmody in reconstructed contemporary style, and anthems and motets by Purcell and his contemporary John Blow, who famously both preceded and succeeded Purcell as Organist of the Abbey.

Overall, it's a surprisingly varied programme...The organ voluntaries add spice to the mix, bearing as some of them do the stamp of Italianate influence. Gramophone

Clear and uncluttered sound, the antiphonal effects nicely caught in a faultless Hyperion recording. Int. Record Review

Throughout every work O'Donnell's direction is alive to the sophisticated vocal layering, and ever attentive to the meaning of the words - an innate musicality echoed in Robert Quinney's 'voluntary contributions', despatched with nimble virtuosity and a beguiling shapeliness. BBC ****

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