Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent

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Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross

[ Harmonia Mundi / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 5 December 2013

"superb ensemble singing...The four soloists and chorus nicely capture the whimsical quality of the piece under Graham Ross, who has trained the choir with its impeccable ensemble." (Gramophone)

"Tavener's flair for drama is here; so are the influence of the Russian Orthodox liturgy and his gift for writing melodies and harmonies that are hard to shake off. The rest of the programme is attractive enough, but among the Howells, the Rutter and Rachmaninov, Tavener's five minutes act like a bolt of lightning...Here is music with the power to transform your life." (The Times)

Tracks:

Bach, J S:
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV436

Byrd:
Vigilate (from Cantiones sacrae 1589)

Howells:
The fear of the Lord
Magnificat (Gloucester, 1946)

Mendelssohn:
Say, where is he born, the King of Judaea

Praetorius, M:
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

Rachmaninov:
Bogorodice Devo

Ross, Graham:
I sing of a maiden
world première recording

Ross, Guy:
O Come, O come, Emmanuel
world première recording

Rutter:
Hymn to the Creator of Light

Sheppard, J:
Audivi vocem de caelo

Tavener:
God is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation)

Warlock:
Bethlehem Down

Williams, Roderick:
O Adonai
Antiphon I: O Sapientia
Antiphon II: O Adonaï
Antiphon III: O Radix Jesse
Antiphon IV: O Clavis David
Antiphon V: O Oriens
Antiphon VI: O Rex Gentium
Antiphon VII: O Emmanuel
Antiphon VIII: O Virgo virginum