Music and musicians at Westminster Abbey

2 CD - harmonia mundi HMX2908552/53
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original title: Resonances - Music At Westminster
collection: Special editions

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  • Westminster Abbey, the church at which all English monarchs have been crowned since 1066, is one of the great
    musical centres of the United Kingdom. Over the centuries, leading British organists, singers and composers have
    been closely associated with the abbey, which still plays a preponderant role in the musical and cultural life of the
    realm. From Orlando Gibbons to Benjamin Britten, this two-disc anthology presents a musical tour of this prestigious monument, its cloisters and the grandiose abbey church itself. A musical guide complete with plan to take you on a sumptuous pilgrimage through five centuries of creation.

    1 Robert WHITE (c.1538–1574): Christe qui lux es et dies (IV) (arr. Edward Tambling)
    2 Robert PARSONS (c.1530–1570): In nomine a 4 no.2
    3 Orlando GIBBONS (1583–1625): O clap your hands together
    4-5 Christopher GIBBONS (1615-1676): Not unto us, O Lord, Voluntarie in C
    6 Orlando GIBBONS: See, see, the Word is incarnate
    7 Pelham HUMFREY (1647-1674): Hear my crying, O God
    8 Henry PURCELL (1659-1695): My heart is inditing, verse anthem Z30
    9 Funeral Sentences (Funeral Music for Queen Mary)
    March Z860 / Man that is born of a woman, full anthem Z27 / Canzona Z860 / In the midst of life, full anthem Z17 / Canzona Z860 / Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, full anthem Z58c / March Z860
    1 Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): The truth from above
    2-9 Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976): Sacred and Profane (1974-1975)
    10 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Blessed Son of God
    11 PURCELL realised by BRITTEN: Job’s Curse (1950)
    12-19 BRITTEN: Rejoice in the Lamb: A Festival Cantata (1943, arr. 1952)
    20 PURCELL, realised by BRITTEN: An Evening Hymn
    21-22 BRITTEN: A Hymn to the Virgin, Hymn to St Cecilia op.27 (W. H. Auden)

  • stile antico, Fretwork
    Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
    Romanesca / Nicholas McGegan
    Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe
    RIAS Kammerchor / Marcus Creed
    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge / Graham Ross
    Mark Padmore [tenor], Roger Vignoles [piano]
    The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford / Bill Ives

  • 2 CD - 2h 10mn 33s
    upc/ean. 3149020855249
    ref. HMX2908552/53
    release date. 2016-11-04