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Choral Collection, page 20

   Found CDs: 272
 

Music for the Virgin Mary - Concerto delle Donne

Music for the Virgin Mary - Concerto delle Donne
ID: SIGCD073
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Recorded in the beatiful church of Notre Dame, Rozay-en-Brie, by Concerto Delle Donne, this CD celebrates 300 years of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, whose works ranged from simple settings of hymns composed for unaccompanied solo voice to works of great complexity and virtuosity for soloists, double choir and double orchestra. Here, the focus is on the sacred works that Charpentier composed for two and three solo women's voices. The three principal sopranos of of Concerto delle Donne all feature as soloists. Other composers included on this disc are Jean-Baptiste Lully, Nicholas-Antoine Lebčgue & Guillame-Gabriel Nivers.

Reciting the Divine Office was central to the life of a contemplative nun, and at many convents musical instruction was a regular part of daily life. On major feast-days, it was customary to sing, rather than simply recite, the Offices of Matins and Vespers. Throughout the seventeenth century, there are references to nuns singing the Offices, as well as singing motets during the Mass and at the popular devotional service of Salut (or Benediction). This is witnessed, not only in descriptions from the period, but also in the extensive repertory of sacred music known to have been composed for women’s voices by seventeenth-century composers such as Charpentier, Clérambault, Couperin, Lully and Nivers.

There was a dichotomy in elevated seventeenth-century French society: on the one hand, there was the pomp and ceremony of Court, marked by frivolity and artificiality; on the other hand, there was incredible religious fervour found in the convents and other religious establishments, at which members of Court society spent many hours of each day in pious devotion. These noblewomen balanced the life of luxury and attention to social obligations at Court, with a life of prayer, devotion and service. The Guise princesses, for whom Charpentier worked during the 1670s and 1680s, epitomise the devout noblewoman, fulfilling both their worldly and their religious duties on a daily basis. They were particularly devoted to worship of the Virgin and the Infant Jesus which is reflected in the numerous pieces composed by Charpentier in honour of the Virgin Mary - some of which are recorded here.

The religious practices of convents within Paris differed widely depending on the Order, and this affected the type of music used within the establishment. In keeping with Counter-Reformation ideology, emphasis was placed on devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the penitential rites, as well as the veneration of saints. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament was seen in the popular evening service of Salut at which the Host was venerated, and hymns, litanies and motets were sung. Motets were also sung during the services held by the confraternities of the Virgin.
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Meditations & Remembrances - The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

Meditations & Remembrances - The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Dublin
ID: SIGCD080
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Described by The Times as "thrilling. contemporary, and original... impressive and profoundly affecting", Francis Pott's writing provides a treasure-trove of astonishingly beautiful composition. Meditations & Remembrances is a new collection of choral and organ pieces of extraordinary tenderness and masterly technique.

Francis Pott began his musical life as a chorister at New College Oxford. He held open music scholarships at Winchester College and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Francis was appointed Administrative Head of Music at London College of Music and Media in 2001, subsequently becoming its Head of Composition and Research Development on Music, Media and Creative Technologies. He was also a member of Winchester Cathedral Choir under David Hill from 1991 until 2001. Francis remains an active pianist and accompanist, uniting both compositon and academic research.

Christ Church Cathedral Choir enjoys an enviable reputation as one of Ireland's most outstanding choirs. Under the direction of Judy Martin, Director of Music at the cathedral, the present choir is a mixed ensemble of 20 adult singers. In addition to the full part it plays in the worship in the cathedral, the Cathedral Choir is active with concerts, tours and regular broadcasts.
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Hear My Words - Eton College Chapel Choir - Ralph Allwood - director, David Goode - organ

Hear My Words - Eton College Chapel Choir - Ralph Allwood - director, David Goode - organ
ID: SIGCD115
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

Hear my words ye people by Hubert Parry, a former chorister at Eton College is the first track on the album featuring some of the bestloved anthems in the church repertoire, beautifully performed by the Eton College Chapel Choir.

The choir, formed in the 14th-Century has changed a great deal since the choir school was succeeded by a music scholarship system, designed to facilitate talented choristers with their education. Although life has changed at Eton, the music passed down over five hundred years still possesses a power to stir.
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O Sacrum Convivium - The Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London

O Sacrum Convivium - The Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London
ID: SIGCD127
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

Choral music from the sixteenth-century, right up to the late-twentieth-century features on this beautiful eleven-track album, with stunning performances from The Choir of Royal Holloway.

The Chapel Choir was established in 1886 for women’s voices & became a mixed choir in 1965. Forty-three years on and the choir have made 14 CD recordings & have toured most European countries, under the guidance of Rupert Gough, who began his musical training as a chorister at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace.
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Vox In Rama - Il Secondo libro de motetti - Giaches de Vert - Collegium Regale, Stephen Cleobury

Vox In Rama - Il Secondo libro de motetti - Giaches de Vert - Collegium Regale, Stephen Cleobury
ID: SIGCD131
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

The Flemish-born Giaches de Wert was one of many foreigners to dominate the Italian music scene in the mid to late sixteenth century, therefore to this day his music is largely unknown to many. It is the second of three books of Motets which appears on this disc, written when his skill as a madrigalist had reached its height.

As part of the Kings College Choir, the choral scholars of Collegium Regale perform independently of the choir, singing a repertoire that encompasses 15th Century sacred music, jazz, folksongs and pop. Directed by Kings College’s and the BBC Singer’s renowned director Stephen Cleobury.
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Michael Vetter & The Overtone Choir - Ancient Voices

Michael Vetter & The Overtone Choir - Ancient Voices
ID: ARNR0192
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

This recording features harmonic singing, a vocal technique which allows the performer to sing two or more melodic lines simultaneously. Recorded at the famous Cistercian abbey in Senanque, France, the enigmatic voices of The Overtone Choir directed by Michael Vetter, one of the very few contemporary Masters of this transcendental vocal technique, create beautiful vocal textures. These unique harmonic sounds demonstrate that man can be the complete and ultimate musical instrument, and offer a completely new way of approaching music.

format: Digipack with 12 page booklet
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I Love All Beauteous Things - Choral and Organ Music by Herbert Howells

I Love All Beauteous Things - Choral and Organ Music by Herbert Howells
ID: SIGCD151
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choral and Organ

'I Love all Beauteous Things' explores a great collection of works by the British Composer Herbert Howells, featuring performances of some of his lesser-known choral and organ music.

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin have had a long and prosperous history: they were recorded as having taken part in the first performance of Handel's 'Messiah' in 1742. Since 1972 the new mixed voice choir, lead by Judy Martin, has been highly active with concerts tours and regular broadcasts for the RTĒ and BBC, as well as continuing worship in the cathedral.

Herbert Howells
1 Thee Will I Love
2. Hills of the North
3. I Love All Beauteous Things
4. Missa Aedis Christi: Kyrie
5. Tranquillo ma con moto from Six Short Pieces for Organ
6. Missa Aedis Christi: Gloria
7. Allegro Scherzando from Six Short Pieces for Organ
8. Missa Aedis Christi: Credo
9. Aria from Six Short Pieces for Organ
10. Allegro impetuoso from Six Short Pieces for Organ
11. Missa Aedis Christi: Sanctus
12. Missa Aedis Christi: Benedictus
13. Chorale from Six Short Pieces for Organ
14. Missa Aedis Christi: Agnus Dei
15. Quasi lento: teneramente from Six Short Pieces for Organ
16. This World, my God, is held within your hand
17. Haec Dies
18. A Maid Peerless
19. Sweetest of Sweets
20. O Holy City, seen of John
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Live at the BBC Proms - The King's Singers

Live at the BBC Proms - The King's Singers
ID: SIGCD150
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

The King's Singers celebrate their 40-year anniversary with a live BBC Proms performance from the Royal Albert Hall. This disc demonstrates the skill, flair and versatility you would come to expect from a King's Singers performance, sampling the besrt from their vast repertoire. The King's Singers have maintained their place at the apex of a cappella singing and are amongst the world's elite classical performers.

Following this concert The Daily telegraph said "every edge was bevelled smooth" and the Guardian described it as "flawlessly realised".
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Remoter Worlds - Choral Music by Judith Bingham

Remoter Worlds - Choral Music by Judith Bingham
ID: SIGCD144
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

The BBC Singers, led by David Hill, are the UK's only full-time professional chamber choir, and their repertoire and virtuosic versatility are almost boundless. The BBC Singers regularly work with the BBC's own orchestras as well as a number of period instrument and contemporary ensembles both in concert and in the recording studio.

This disc features the compositional talent of one of the BBC Singer's former members, Judith Bingham. Bingham is considered a talented all-round composer, having written for a variety of different ensembles including symphonic wind ensembles, brass bands and solo instrumentalists, Despite this she is best known for her choral work, in which she has been commissioned by such ensembles as The King's Singers, the BBC Symphony Chorus and King's College Choir, Cambridge, She has won numerous awards including the Barlow Prize for a cappela music and three British Composer awards.

Remoter Worlds
Judith Bingham
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Making Waves - Bob Chilcott - The Sirens

Making Waves - Bob Chilcott - The Sirens
ID: SIGCD142
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

A new disc of works by the world renowned choral composer Bob Chilcott. Bob has been involved in choral music for most of his life and since he became a professional composer in 1997 he has had over 100 works published by Oxford University Press. He was hailed by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today.”
This CD includes tracks with The Sirens, an ensemble of young professional women's voices specially created for this recording. Also featuring are a jazz trio with Alexander Hawkins on piano, Michael Chilcott on bass and Dereck Scurll on drums.
The works included here reflect the strong support and interest that Bob’s vocal music generates, with commissions from a wide variety of choral societies, children & youth choirs and professional choruses.
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