Truro 125: Celebrating 125 years of music at Truro Cathedral | Regent Records REGCD422

Truro 125: Celebrating 125 years of music at Truro Cathedral

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Label: Regent Records

Cat No: REGCD422

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 21st October 2013

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About

The modern Diocese of Truro was established in 1877, and the new Cathedral Choir founded shortly afterwards. Described by former Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks, as “one of the country’s finest cathedral choirs”, during 2013 there have been many major events in Truro celebrating the 125 years of the choir’s superlative contribution to music in the Cathedral, culminating in the release of this new recording.

All the works, except Francis Pott’s Lament, have been written for Truro Cathedral Choir and its director, Christopher Gray, over the last few years. Francis Pott’s piece is included through being written in memory of a former chorister at Truro.

A number of works were specifically commissioned for the 125th anniversary celebrations, and the disc features first recordings of new works from Russell Pascoe, Graham Fitkin and Gabriel Jackson, and a touching new setting of In the bleak midwinter by Truro student Becky McGlade.

This is Regent’s eleventh recording from Truro Cathedral, and we are delighted join with them in celebrating this significant event in British choral music.

They have a fresh, unforced sound and encompass with ease the bigger eight-part writing and unexpected harmonic progressions...Regent's characteristically excellent production and recording add to the enjoyment of this fine CD.” - Gramophone, August 2013

This is a superlative CD worthy of every choral music collection. Inspirational singing from one of the top cathedral choirs in the land” - Organists’ Review, June 2013

The singing of the choir, set in the wonderful acoustic of Truro Cathedral, is beyond praise.” - MusicWeb, June 2013

Track Listing:
1. Magnificat
2. Nunc Dimittis
3. Ave Maris stella – Paul Drayton
4. The Christmas Truce – Graham Fitkin
5. Lament – Francis Pott
6. Lost – Graham Fitkin
7. Church Music – Julian Philips
8. I sing of a maiden – Julian Philips
9. Ave Maris stella – James MacMillan
10. Cantate Domino – Gabriel Jackson
Missa Brevis – Pascoe
11. Kyrie
12. Gloria
13. Sanctus & Benedictus
14. Agnus Dei
15. In the bleak midwinter – Becky McGlade
16. The World’s Desire – Paul Drayton
17. Noe, noe – David Bednall

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