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VICTORIA, Tomás Luis de - Composers

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Composer: VICTORIA, Tomás Luis de ((1548-1611))
His/her music:
He has written a beautiful Tantum Ergo.


Lamentations: Timothy Brown - The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Lamentations: Timothy Brown - The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
ID: BRIL92098
CDs: 1
Type: DVD5
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

1 DVD 16:9
Region: (All) PAL, 2.35:1 ALL FORMATS
Sound Tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 5.1
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PLUM PUDDING - Felicity Lott, Gabriel Woolf, Joyful Company of Singers & Peter Broadbent

PLUM PUDDING - Felicity Lott, Gabriel Woolf, Joyful Company of Singers & Peter Broadbent
ID: CHRCD013
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Christmas Music

Dame Felicity Lott and the Joyful Company of Singers serve up rich Christmas fayre with 'Plum Pudding', well-spiced with favourite carols and readings by actor Gabriel Woolf.

PLUM PUDDING
‘A rich boiled suet pudding with raisins, currants, spices, etc.' (OED).

You'll find no ‘boiled suet' in our offering, but rich and well-spiced fare abounds - and unlike its namesake our pudding is bursting with plums! First, though, a warming drink as we Wassail with the merry folk of medieval Yorkshire: ‘…all over the town… in the wassail bowl we'll drink unto thee'. Vaughan Williams, renewing his quest for traditional airs after the horrors of war service, made his exultant arrangement in 1919. Almost a century earlier, in his beloved Northamptonshire village, John Clare was immortalising country life through the seasons; in December, when ‘GladChristmas comes…' he vividly evokes the simple pleasures of that ‘day of happy sound and mirth'. Close contemporaries, Victoria (1548-1611) and Byrd (c. 1543-1623) both began their musical life as choristers, at Avila Cathedral in Spain and at London's Chapel Royal respectively. The former's magnificent motet O magnum mysterium, its arching phrases intertwining like a great cathedral's vaulting, was written in Rome in 1572. Byrd's equally intricate but more worldly This Day Christ Was Born - subtitled ‘A Carroll for Christmas Day' - appeared in his last published songbook in 1611. Moving back to medieval times, to the Wakefield Mystery Plays, we hear God - portrayed by a worthy merchant in his guild's ‘pageant' - reflecting on his treatment of Adam, and summoning Gabriel to tell Mary that she will bear his Son.

Only the ‘Pageant of Shearmen and Tailors' survives from Coventry's contemporary play-cycle, and it is this which furnishes the text of the “Coventry Carol”, Lully, lullay - sung here in Kenneth Leighton's glorious 1956 setting for ethereally serene soprano and choir. By way of contrast Rhian Samuel (b. 1944 and, like Leighton, a distinguished teacher as well as composer) brings Jolly Wat the Shepherd to vivid life in her strikingly harmonised ballad.

After such exuberance, it is time for calmer contemplation. The 15th-century poem I sing of a Maiden, with its gentle portrayal of the sleeping Maid, and haunting refrain ‘He cam also style … as dewe in Aprylle …' is perfectly complemented by the lovely Mariä Wiegenlied; in Peter Broadbent's arrangement of Reger's 1912 ‘slumber-song' a pair of sopranos duet ecstatically above a soft choral accompaniment. Felicity Lott returns to tell the story of The Three Kings ‘from Persian Lands afar'; Elgar's organist friend Ivor Atkins (1869-1953) wrote the familiar arrangement of this Weihnachtslied (Christmas song) originally written in 1856 by Liszt's pupil Peter Cornelius. A darker view of The Journey of the Magi informs T.S. Elliot's 1927 poem, in which one of those kings, years afterwards, recalls the bitter cold and hardship of their journey and, for all its ‘satisfactory' end, reflects equivocally on the changes wrought by that Birth.

There is bleakness, too, rather than the rustic revelry which Laurie “Cider with Rosie” Lee's name might lead one to expect, in his 1954 poem Twelfth Night, adroitly set to music by the American composer Samuel Barber in 1968. This austere meditation on the earth's ‘utter death', more animated at ‘his birth our Saviour', returns at the close to a restatement - albeit more hushed - of its opening line: ‘No night could be darker than this night'. Lee's memories of Christmas in Seville, on the other hand - he had a lifelong love affair with Spain - bring welcome respite. The children who sang him carols, ‘their faces set in a kind of soft unconscious rapture', moved him deeply - understandably so, if they even approached the purity of tone and radiant sense of innocence which the Joyful Company of Singers conjure up in Guerrero's heart-easing Virgen Sancta, written in 1589. How those same children might have revelled in Andrew Carter's arrangement of the Spanish Esta Noche (‘This Night'), with its guitar effects and infectious high spirits.

How many poets have made such music from words alone as Dylan Thomas? He wrote (and read) his original Memories of Christmas for BBC Radio in 1945. Two years later, for the magazine Picture Post, he added a postscript to it, the Conversation About Christmas; Gabriel Woolf's reading captures all the sly wit embodied in its dazzling wordplay. One of the best-loved English carols, The Holly and the Ivy, introduces the topic of traditional Christmas Decorations, a theme taken up by the journalist, novelist and Punch contributor E.V. Lucas (1868-1938). A sequence of letters between a rector and his parishioners - aptly interspersed between lines from the rousing old Welsh song Deck the Hall - reveals how the best-laid plans can go increasingly awry. No festive celebration of this kind would be complete without The Twelve Days of Christmas - and we are treated to two variations on the theme: John Julius Norwich's hilarious warning against taking the old song's message too literally is aptly counterpointed by Andrew Carter's roistering choral arrangement. Another swift change of mood ensues. In Christmas Truce Captain R.J. Armes, writing home from the muddy hell of the First World War's trenches, touchingly describes an utterly unexpected experience. Then, across the desolate no man's land, steal the strains of the Stille Nacht. On Christmas Eve in 1818, in the Austrian village of Oberndorf, disaster struck when the church organ broke down. The organist, Franz Xaver Gruber, gratefully accepted some verses written two years earlier by the parish priest, Josef Mohr, and hastily set them to music; the choir sang the piece that night, to the accompaniment of a guitar - and the rest, as they say, is history. In another remembrance of Christmases past, Leonard Clark tells how he had almost forgotten the Singing in the Streets, before Gruber's immortal melody returns, this time in English. Joyful indeed are Felicity Lott and the Company of Singers as Silent Night, in Peter Broadbent's richly-harmonised arrangement, brings our festive feast to a contented close.
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The Flowering of Genius - Guerrero, Tallis, Byrd, Victoria

The Flowering of Genius - Guerrero, Tallis, Byrd, Victoria
ID: COR16001
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

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The Call of the Nepoved - Victoria

The Call of the Nepoved - Victoria
ID: COR16007
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Soloists: Rebecca Outram, Sally Dunkley,
Andrew Giles, Robert Evans
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T.L.de Victoria - Second Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation - M. Owens and The Exon Singers

T.L.de Victoria - Second Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation - M. Owens and The Exon Singers
ID: DCD34025
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Renaissance

The Spanish master of the golden age of polyphony, Tomás Luis de Victoria, left an astoundingly beautiful legacy of antiphonal sacred music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Realised for the very first time here by The Exon Singers is a Vespers for the Annunciation, bringing together these works of Marian devotion in a glorious and revelatory celebration.

Track listing
T.L.de Victoria
1 Versicle and Response:
Deus, in adiutorium meum intende

2 Antiphon:
Missus est Gabriel
Vesper Psalm:
Dixit Dominus à 8
Antiphon:
Missus est Gabriel

3 Antiphon:
Ave Maria
Vesper Psalm:
Laudate pueri Dominum à 8

4 Motet:
Ave Maria à 8

5 Antiphon:
Ne timeas Maria
Vesper Psalm:
Laetatus sum à 12

6 Motet:
Ne timeas Maria à 4

7 Antiphon:
Dabit ei Dominus
Vesper Psalm:
Nisi Dominus à 8
Antiphon:
Dabit ei Dominus

8 Little Chapter:
Ecce virgo concipiet
Response:
Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae

9 Hymn:
Ave maris stella à 4
Versicle and Response:
Ave Maria, gratia plena

10 Magnificat antiphon:
Gabriel Angelus
Magnificat:
Magnificat anima mea à 8
Magnificat antiphon:
Gabriel Angelus

11 Versicle and Response:
Dominus vobiscum
Collect for the day:
Deus, qui de beatae Mariae Virginis
Versicle and Response:
Dominus vobiscum
Versicle and Response:
Benedicamus Domino

12 Votive antiphon:
Regina coeli à 8
Versicle and Response:
Gaude et laetare
Votive Antiphon Collect:
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii

13 Litany of Loreto:
Kyrie eleison à 8
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Song of Songs - Laudibus Ensemble - Mike Brewer

Song of Songs - Laudibus Ensemble - Mike Brewer
ID: DCD34042
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Songs

The Song of Songs stands apart from its biblical surroundings as one of the supreme love poems of world literature, a celebration of erotic love in the form of a dialogue between a bridegroom and his bride, invoking all the senses, the fragrance of wine, blossom, fruits and spices. Ranging widely over five centuries, from the relative asperity of Dunstaple to the lush exoticism of Daniel-Lesur, this cherry-picked assortment of sweetmeats is given exultant life by Mike Brewer and Laudibus.
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Sanctum Est Verum Lumen - Multi-Part Music for Choir - National Youth Choir of Great Britain

Sanctum Est Verum Lumen - Multi-Part Music for Choir - National Youth Choir of Great Britain
ID: DCD34045
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

Tallis's monumental Spem in alium is one of the greatest glories of Western polyphony, and its pre-echoes and aftershocks reverberate through all the other pieces on this disc. The massed voices of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain shed dazzling light on their multifaceted programme of polychoral jewels from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, interspersed with virtuoso tributes from three leading contemporary composers including Gabriel Jackson's own 40-part motet.

Track listing

1. Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962): Sanctum est verum lumen
2. Robert Wylkynson (c.1450-c.1515): Jesus autem transiens/Credo in Deum
3. Francisco Guerrero (1528-99): Duo Seraphim
4. attrib. Josquin des Prez ( c.1450-1521 ): Qui habitat
5. Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): Magnificat sexti toni
6. Tarik O'Regan (b. 1978): I sleep, but my heart waketh
7. Felice Anerio (c.1560-1614): Stabat Mater
8. attrib. Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410-1497): Deo gratia a 36
9. Bo Holten (b. 1948): In nomine
10. Thomas Tallis (1505-1585): Spem in alium

Total playing time [70:21]
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Advent at Merton - Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Advent at Merton - Choir of Merton College, Oxford
ID: DCD34122
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Christmas Music
Subcollection: Organ

Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Peter Phillips & Benjamin Nicholas conductors
Anna Steppler organ


The beginning of Advent is celebrated with a particular solemnity at Merton. For its second recording the college choir explores the musical riches that adorn this most special time in the church’s year, centring on a newly commissioned sequence of Magnificat antiphons from seven leading composers.

Founded in 2008, the new Choir of Merton College, Oxford is led by newly appointed Organist and fulltime Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas, and Reed Rubin Director of Music Peter Philips. The choir is rapidly emerging as a major force in collegiate choral music. The disc is recorded in the beautiful environs of Merton College Chapel, which has stood at the heart of the College as a place of worship for almost 750 years.


Track listing

1. Ecce concipies -Matthew Martin
2. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
arr. David Blackwell
3. Rorate caeli desuper -William Byrd
4. Advent Antiphon - James MacMillan
5. Drop down, ye heavens, from above -Judith Weir
6. Alvus tumescit virginis - Michael Praetorius

Seven Advent Antiphons
commissioned by the Chaplain of Merton College
7. O Sapientia - Howard Skempton
8. O Adonai - John Tavener
9. O Radix Jesse - Rihards Dubra
10. O Clavis David - Gabriel Jackson
11. O Oriens - Cecilia McDowall
12. O Rex Gentium -Matthew Martin
13. O Emmanuel - E-riks Ešenvalds

14. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen -Anton Heiller
15. Ecce Virgo concipiet - William Byrd
16. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen - Michael Praetorius
arr. Jan Sandström
17. Ave Maria - Tomás Luis de Victoria
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Coro - This Christmas Night

Coro - This Christmas Night
ID: DSPRCS601
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Choir

Coro’s new album 'This Christmas Night' is now available to order online but will not be comercially available through stores until Christmas 2008. All pre-orders will be shipped from Thursday 27th November.

This CD will also be on sale at Coro’s Christmas concert, St.Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, London on Saturday 13th December.
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In Honour of Our Lady - Westminster Cathedral Choir - Stephen Cleobury.

In Honour of Our Lady - Westminster Cathedral Choir - Stephen Cleobury.
ID: GCCD4026
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection

Catholic choral works by major composers
Great Cathedral and Abbey Choirs A remarkable recording by one of our most famous choirs, here under the direction of one of England’s best known choirmasters. Three sections of appropriate Gregorian Chant recorded by the same forces on a different occasion are interspersed within the programme.
8. (solo: Ian Honeyman) / 10. (solo: Neil Lunt)
"Thus we get an interesting programme sung well. Given a very good rating." Steven Whitehead - Cross Rhythms, 06/01/2004
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