Magnificat: 500 Years of Choral Masterworks

Magnificat: 500 Years of Choral Masterworks

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4783640

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 50

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 5th March 2012

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This unique, limited-edition boxed set offers 50 CDs of the greatest choral masterpieces of the past 500 years, stretching from Renaissance Masses and the glories of the Baroque and Classical eras through to the major works of the Romantic era and the diversity of the 20th and 21st centuries, all in some of the greatest recordings ever committed to disc.

A 160-page booklet offers detailed tracklistings, and full artist and production information, including details on recording dates and venues and producers.  A 4000-word essay by noted choral music writer Andrew Stewart is provided in English, French and German.

Contents:
CD 1
Renaissance Masterpieces
[1] Allegri: Miserere
[2] Lotti: Crucifixus
[3] Orlande de Lassus: Timnor et tremor
[4] Josquin des Prez: Ave Maria
The Sixteen / Harry Christophers

[5] Palestrina: Stabat Mater
[6] Victoria: Salve Regina
Gabrieli Consort / Paul McCreesh

[7] Byrd: Ave verum corpus
The Sixteen / Harry Christophers

[8]-[9] Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II
[10] Spem in alium
Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury

CD 2
[1]-[5] Ockeghem: Requiem
[6]-[7] Josquin des Prez: Somine Jesu Christe • Ave verum corpus
The Clerks' Group / Edward Wickham

[8]-[13] Palestrina: Missa Papae marcelli
Choir of Westminster Abbey / Simon Preston

CD 3
William Byrd
[1] Fantasia in D minor
[2]-[6] Mass for four voices
[7] Voluntary a 3
[8]-[12] Mass for three voices
[13] Fantasia in C major
[14]-[18] Mass for five voices
Patrick Russell (organ)
The Cardinall's Musick / Andrew Carwood

CD 4
Victoria
Officium defunctorum (1605)
[1] Taedet animam meam
[2]-[17] Missa pro defunctis
[18] Motectum: Versa est in luctum
[19] Absolutio: Libera me, Domine
Gabrieli Consort / Paul McCreesh

CDs 5 & 6
Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine (1612)
CD 5 + CD 6 [1]-[26]
Monoyios / Pennicchi / Chance /
Tucker / Robson / Naglia /Terfel / Miles
The Monteverdi Choir
The London Oratory Junior Choir
His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
CD 6 [27-[38]
Barbara Bonney / Andreas Scholl
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset

CD 7
Schütz
Christmas Vespers as it might have been celebrated at the Court of Dresden c.1664
Charles Daniels
Boys' Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral
Gabrieli Consort and Players / Paul McCreesh

CD 8
Charpentier
[1]-[10] Te Deum
[11] Nuit from In navitatem Domini canticum
[12]-[18] Messe de minuit
Massis / Kozena / Huchet / Henckens / Smythe / Bindi
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski

CD 9
Purcell
[1]-[13] Hail, bright Cecilia!
Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh

[14] Remember not, Lord, our offences
[15] O God, thou art my God
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford / Simon Preston

[16]-[22] Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Baroque Brass of London / Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill

CD 10
Vivaldi
[1]-[12] Gloria in D major, RV 589
[13]-[15] Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630
Kirkby / Nelson / Watkinson /
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford / The Academy of ancient Music / Simon Preston / Christopher Hogwood

J S Bach
[16]-[27] Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Bonney / Remmert / Trost / Bär / RIAS Kammerchor / Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach / Peter Schreier

CD 11
J S Bach
[1]-[4] Cantata BWV 106 'Gottes Zeir is die allerbeste Zeit "Actus tragicus"'
[5] Motet BWV 118/231 'O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht'
[6]-[12] Cantata BWV 140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'
[13]-[22] Cantata BWV 147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
Holton / Chance / Rolfe Johnson / Varcoe
The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner

CDs 12 & 13
J S Bach
Matthäus-Passion
Chum / Müller-Brachmann / Landshamer / Chappuis / Schmitt / Quasthoff / Hager
Thomanerchor Leipzig / Tölzer Knabenchor / Gewandhausorchester / Riccardo Chailly

CDs 14 & 15
J S Bach
Johannes-Passion
Rolfe Johnson / Varcoe / Hauptmann
The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner

CDs 16 & 17
J S Bach
Mass in B minor
The Monteverdi: Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner

CDs 18 & 19
Handel
Israel in Egypt
Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest • The King Shall Rejoice
The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner

CDs 20 & 21
Handel
Messiah
Nelson / Kirkby / Watkinson / Elliott / Thomas
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
The Acdemy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood

CD 22
Mozart
[1]-[12] Mass in C minor, K427
[13]-[18] Mass in C, K417 "Coronation"
The Choir of Winchester Catherdal
Winchester College Quiristers
The Academy of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood

CD 23
Mozart
[1]-[14] Requiem, K626 (compl. Süßmayr)
McNair / Watkinson / Araiza / Lloyd
Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Chorus / Sir Neville Marriner

[15] Ave verum corpus, K618
Rundfunkchor Leipzig / Staatskapelle Dresden / Peter Schreier

CD 24
Haydn
[1]-[11] Missa in angustiis, Hob.XXII: 11 "Nelson Mass"
[12]-[14] Te Deum, Hob.XXIIIc
Lott / Watkinson / Maldwyn Davies / Wilson Johnson
The English Concert and Choir / Trevor Pinnock

CDs 25 & 26
Haydn
The Creation
Piau / Padmore / Neal Davies /
Chetham's Chamber Choir /
Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh

CD 27
Beethoven
[1]-[5] Missa solemnis
Margiono / Robbin / Kendall / Miles / The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner

CD 28
Rossini
[1]-[10] Stabat mater
Ricciarelli / Valentini-Terrani / Gonzalez / Raimondi
Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini

CDs 29 & 30
Mendelssohn
Elijah
Terfel / Fleming / Bardon / Ainsley / Edinburgh Festival Chorus / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Paul Daniel

CDs 31 & 32
Berlioz
L'Enfance du Christ
Sara la baigneuse
Hélène
La Belle Voyageuse
Quartetto e coro dei maggi
Chant sacré
Graham / Le Roux / Ainsley / Choeur et Orchestre symphonique de Montréal / Charles Dutoit

CD 33
Schubert
[1]-[6] Mass in G major, D167
[7] Psalm 23, D706
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Claudio Abbado

Bruckner
[8]-[12] Te Deum
[13] Locus iste
[14] Ave Maria
[15] Virga Jesse
[16] Ecce sacerdos magnus

[17] Os justi
[18] Christus factus est pro nobis
Chor der Deutschen Oper, Berlin / Chor der Bayerischen Rundfunks / Berliner Philharmoniker / Eugen Jochum

CD 34
Brahms
[1]-[7] Ein deutsches Requiem
Charlotte Margiono / Rodney Gilfry
The Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner

CDs 35 & 36
Verdi
Requiem
CD 35 + CD 36 [1]-[9]
Quattro pessi sacri
Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
CD 36 [10]-[13]
Sutherland / Horne / Pavarotti / Talvela
Wiener Staatsopernchor / Wiener Philharmoniker

CD 37
Fauré
[1]-[7] Requiem

Duruflé
[8]-[16] Requiem
Cecilia Bartoli / Bryn Terfel
Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia / Myung-Whun Chung

CD 38
Stainer
[1]-[18] The Crucifixion
Richard Lewis / Owen Brannigan
The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge / George Guest

Howells
[19] Take him, earth, for cherishing
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury

CDs 39 & 40
Walton
CD 39 [1]-[10] Belshazzar's Feast
Vryn Terfel / Waynflete Singers
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Andrew Litton

Elgar
[11]-[15] The Dream of Gerontius - Part 1
CD 40 [1]-[8] The Dream of Gerontius - Part 2
Peter Pears / Yvonne Minton / John Shirley-Quirk
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Benjamin Britten

Parry
[9] I was glad
[10] Jerusalem
Waynflete Singers / Winchester Cathedral Choir
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Hill

CD 41
Mahler
[1]-[16] Symphony No.8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Harper / Popp / Auger / Minton / Watts / Kollo / Shirley-Quirk / Talvela
Wiener Staatsopernchor / Wiener Singverein / Wiener Sängerknaben / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti

CD 42
Janácek
[1]-[8] Glagolitic Mass
Kubiak / Collins / Tear / Schöne
Brighton Festival Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Rudolf Kempe

Kodály
[9]-[16] Missa brevis
Gale / Le Sage / Francis / Hodgson / Caley / Rippon
Brigton Festival Chorus / Laszló Heltay

CD 43
Rachmaninov
[1]-[15] Vespers, op.37
Olga Borodina / Vladimir Moztowoy
St Petersburg Chamber Choir / Nikolai Korniev

CD 44
Stravinsky
[1]-[3]Symphony of Psalms
Rundfunkchor Berlin / Berliner Philharmoniker / Pierre Boulez
[4]-[8] Mass
Trinity Boys Choir / English Bach Festival Chorus
Members of the English Bach Festival Orchestra

Bernstein
[9]-[11] Chichester Psalms
Wiener Jeunesse-Chor / Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein

CD 45
Orff
[1]-[25] Carmina Burana
Christiane Oelze / David Kuebler / Simon Keenlyside
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Knabenchor Berlin
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Christian Thielemann

CD 46
Poulenc
[1]-[6] Gloria
[7] Litanies à la Vierge Noire
[8]-[19] Stabat Mater
Françoise Pollet
Choeur de Radio France / Maîtrise de Radio France
Orchestre National de France / Charles Dutoit

CD 47
Britten
[1]-[19] War Requiem
Galina Vishnevskaya / Peter Pears / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / The Bach Choir & London Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Highgate School Choir
Melos Ensemble / London Symphony Orchestra / Benjamin Britten

CD 48
Tippett
[1]-[20] A Child of Our Time
Norman / Baker /Cassilly / Shirley-Quirk
BBC Singers / BBC Choral Society
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis

CD 49
Eric Whitacre
Light and Gold

CD 50
Choral Music of the 20th Century
[1]-[2] Pärt: De produndis • The Woman with the Alabaster Box
[3] Górecki: Totus tuus
[4] Ligeti: Lux aeterna
[5] Messiaen: O sacrum convivium!
[6]-[9] Duruflé: Quatre Motets
[10]-[11] Tavener: The Lamb • Song for Athene
[12]-[14] Barber: God's Grandeur • Heaven-Haven • Agnus Dei

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