• CDA67770 Katalognummer
  • 034571177700 EAN
  • 1CD Format
  • 2010 Utgivelsesr

Artist
Westminster Abbey Choir | O' | Donnell, James

Dirigent
O' | Donnell, James

Medvirkende
Quinney, Robert (organ) | Empett, Julian (bass) | Taylor-Davies, Raphael (treble) | Rowland, William (treble) | Turner, Benjamin (countertenor) | Stocker, Julian (tenor)

Komponist
Quinney, Robert (organ) | Empett, Julian (bass) | Taylor-Davies, Raphael (treble) | Rowland, William (treble) | Turner, Ben (countertenor) | Stocker, Julian (tenor)

Ensemble
Westminster Abbey Choir

Plateselskap
Hyperion

Verk

Duruflé: Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10: III. Tu es Petrus
Radcliffe: The Preces and Responses: I. The Preces
Ley: Psalm 138 'Confitebor tibi'
Stanford: Complete Morning & Evening Service in B flat major, Op. 10: Morning Canticle 1. Te Deum
Stanford: Complete Morning & Evening Service in B flat major, Op. 10: Morning Canticle 2. Jubilate
Radcliffe: The Preces and Responses: II. The Responses
Byrd: Mass for five voices
Palestrina: Tu es Petrus a 6: I. Tu es Petrus
Crotch: Psalm 124 'Nisi quia Dominus'
Stanford: Complete Morning & Evening Service in B flat major, Op. 10: Evening Canticle 1. Magnificat
Stanford: Complete Morning & Evening Service in B flat major, Op. 10: Evening Canticle 2. Nunc dimittis
Walton: The Twelve
Bach, J S: Cantata BWV29 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir': I. Sinfonia

 

Produsent
Trendell, David

Tekniker
Eadon, Simon

Produktbeskrivelse

Another fascinating collection from Westminster Abbey, recreating a particular liturgical period.

This disc contains music one might hear if visiting the Abbey on its patronal feast, that of St Peter the Apostle, which falls on 29 June. The programme broadly follows the structure of the three major choral services of the Anglican tradition, all of which can in turn be traced back to the worship familiar in the pre-Reformation period when the Abbey was a Benedictine monastery: Matins (or Morning Prayer); Eucharist (Mass); and Evensong (Evening Prayer). The two principal musical elements are William Byrd’s Mass for five voices, and, linking the morning and evening Offices, four movements from Charles Villiers Stanford’s Service in B flat. Also featured is Walton’s choral masterpiece The Twelve.

The Abbey choir sings with its usual full-throated joy, expertly directed by James O’Donnell.

A sumptuous banquet of choral delight awaits the hungry listener, laid out in three carefully balanced courses, to be savoured slowly, the whole programme sung (and played) with superlative skill. Gramophone

this glorious disc from Hyperion celebrat[es] what the Abbey choir is all about...The centrepiece of the disc is Byrd's glorious Mass for five voices, superbly delivered in the performance of outstanding clarity and sensitivity under James O'Donnell. Int. Record Review

The musicians of Westminster Abbey are in top form. Crisp phrasing, firm control of line and lumionous colours create many fine moments, notably in the Palestrina and in Byrd's Gloria. Under organist Robert Quinney, the transcribed Bach Sinfonia sweeps along to a heady climax. BBC ***

 

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