Choral Masterpieces (The National Gallery Collection) | Warner 2564614351

Choral Masterpieces (The National Gallery Collection)

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Cat No: 2564614351

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 27th April 2015

Contents

Works

Allegri, Gregorio

Miserere mei, Deus

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme'
» IV Chorale: Zion hort die Wachter singen
Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
» Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Magnificat in D major, BWV243
» Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Mass in B minor, BWV232
» Cum sancto spiritu

Barber, Samuel

Agnus Dei

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lieder von Gellert (6), op.48
» no.4 Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur (orch. Mottl)
Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'
» IV Finale 'Freude schoner Gotterfunken'

Berlioz, Hector

L'Enfance du Christ, op.25
» L'Adieu des bergers
Te Deum, op.22
» IV Tu, Christe, Rex Gloriae
» V Te ergo quaesumus

Bernstein, Leonard

Chichester Psalms
» I Maestoso ma energico - Allegro molto

Brahms, Johannes

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), op.45
» Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely is your dwelling place)

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

Te Deum, H146
» Pleni sunt caeli

Durufle, Maurice

Requiem, op.9
» Agnus Dei

Faure, Gabriel

Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11
Requiem, op.48
» In paradisum

Franck, Cesar

Panis Angelicus

Gorecki, Henryk

Totus tuus, op.60 (excerpt)

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» For unto us a child is born (Denn es ist uns ein Kind geboren)
» Hallelujah Chorus
Zadok the Priest, HWV258

Hassler, Hans Leo

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (Passion Chorale)

Haydn, Franz Joseph

The Creation (Die Schopfung), Hob.XXI:2
» Awake the Harp
» The Heavens are telling

Jenkins, Karl

The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
» Agnus Dei

Mendelssohn, Felix

Elijah, op.70
» And then shall your light break forth

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ave verum corpus, K618
Regina Caeli, K127
» Regina caeli laetare
Requiem in D minor, K626
» Lacrimosa dies illa

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana
» O fortuna

Parry, Charles Hubert

Jerusalem

Poulenc, Francis

Gloria
» Laudamus te

Puccini, Giacomo

Messa di Gloria
» Gloria in excelsis Deo - In terra pax - Laudamus te

Purcell, Henry

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z860
» Thou knowest, Lord

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Vespers (All-Night Vigil), op.37
» no.6 Ave Maria (Bogoroditse Devo)

Rutter, John

Requiem
» Requiem aeterna

Schubert, Franz

Deutsche Messe (German Mass), D872
» Heilig, heilig ist der Herr

Tavener, John

The Lamb

Verdi, Giuseppe

Requiem (Messa da Requiem)
» Dies irae

Vivaldi, Antonio

Gloria in D major, RV589
» Gloria in excelsis Deo

Artists

Timothy Beasley-Murray (treble)
Gerald Finley (cantor)
David Bell (organ)
Heather Harper (soprano)
Robert Tear (tenor)
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
James Morris (bass)
Jose-Luis Garcia (violin)
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano)
Charles Brett (alto)
Ian Partridge (tenor)
Stephen Roberts (bass)
Michael Pearce (treble)
Peter Winn (alto)
John Bowley (tenor)
Daniel Sladden (bass)
Peter Barley (organ)
Rachel Masters (harp)
David Corkhill (percussion)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music
Kolner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Westminster Choir
Philadelphia Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
European Union Children’s Chorus
Maitrise d’Antony
Choeur et Orchestre de Paris
Halle Choir and Orchestra
Monks and Choirboys of Downside Abbey
Groupe Vocal de France
Royal Choral Society
Suddeutscher Madrigalchor
Consortium Musicum
Ambrosian Singers
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Swedish Radio Chorus
Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
Choeurs Rene Duclos
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
English Chamber Orchestra
Choeur de Radio France
Orchestre National de France
Vasari Singers
Winchester Cathedral Choir
City of London Sinfonia
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Conductors

Neville Marriner
Peter Neumann
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Riccardo Muti
Klaus Tennstedt
Antonio Pappano
John Nelson
Maurice Handford
John Poole
Andrew Davis
Wolfgang Gonnenwein
Yehudi Menuhin
Eugen Jochum
Philip Ledger
Charles Mackerras
David Willcocks
Simon Rattle
Wilhelm Pitz
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Andre Cluytens
Georges Pretre
Jeremy Backhouse
David Hill
Stephen Cleobury
Karl Jenkins
Carlo Maria Giulini
Franz Welser-Most

Works

Allegri, Gregorio

Miserere mei, Deus

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV140 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme'
» IV Chorale: Zion hort die Wachter singen
Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'
» Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Magnificat in D major, BWV243
» Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Mass in B minor, BWV232
» Cum sancto spiritu

Barber, Samuel

Agnus Dei

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lieder von Gellert (6), op.48
» no.4 Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur (orch. Mottl)
Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 'Choral'
» IV Finale 'Freude schoner Gotterfunken'

Berlioz, Hector

L'Enfance du Christ, op.25
» L'Adieu des bergers
Te Deum, op.22
» IV Tu, Christe, Rex Gloriae
» V Te ergo quaesumus

Bernstein, Leonard

Chichester Psalms
» I Maestoso ma energico - Allegro molto

Brahms, Johannes

Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), op.45
» Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely is your dwelling place)

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

Te Deum, H146
» Pleni sunt caeli

Durufle, Maurice

Requiem, op.9
» Agnus Dei

Faure, Gabriel

Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11
Requiem, op.48
» In paradisum

Franck, Cesar

Panis Angelicus

Gorecki, Henryk

Totus tuus, op.60 (excerpt)

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» For unto us a child is born (Denn es ist uns ein Kind geboren)
» Hallelujah Chorus
Zadok the Priest, HWV258

Hassler, Hans Leo

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (Passion Chorale)

Haydn, Franz Joseph

The Creation (Die Schopfung), Hob.XXI:2
» Awake the Harp
» The Heavens are telling

Jenkins, Karl

The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
» Agnus Dei

Mendelssohn, Felix

Elijah, op.70
» And then shall your light break forth

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ave verum corpus, K618
Regina Caeli, K127
» Regina caeli laetare
Requiem in D minor, K626
» Lacrimosa dies illa

Orff, Carl

Carmina Burana
» O fortuna

Parry, Charles Hubert

Jerusalem

Poulenc, Francis

Gloria
» Laudamus te

Puccini, Giacomo

Messa di Gloria
» Gloria in excelsis Deo - In terra pax - Laudamus te

Purcell, Henry

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z860
» Thou knowest, Lord

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Vespers (All-Night Vigil), op.37
» no.6 Ave Maria (Bogoroditse Devo)

Rutter, John

Requiem
» Requiem aeterna

Schubert, Franz

Deutsche Messe (German Mass), D872
» Heilig, heilig ist der Herr

Tavener, John

The Lamb

Verdi, Giuseppe

Requiem (Messa da Requiem)
» Dies irae

Vivaldi, Antonio

Gloria in D major, RV589
» Gloria in excelsis Deo

Artists

Timothy Beasley-Murray (treble)
Gerald Finley (cantor)
David Bell (organ)
Heather Harper (soprano)
Robert Tear (tenor)
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
James Morris (bass)
Jose-Luis Garcia (violin)
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano)
Charles Brett (alto)
Ian Partridge (tenor)
Stephen Roberts (bass)
Michael Pearce (treble)
Peter Winn (alto)
John Bowley (tenor)
Daniel Sladden (bass)
Peter Barley (organ)
Rachel Masters (harp)
David Corkhill (percussion)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music
Kolner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Westminster Choir
Philadelphia Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
European Union Children’s Chorus
Maitrise d’Antony
Choeur et Orchestre de Paris
Halle Choir and Orchestra
Monks and Choirboys of Downside Abbey
Groupe Vocal de France
Royal Choral Society
Suddeutscher Madrigalchor
Consortium Musicum
Ambrosian Singers
Menuhin Festival Orchestra
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Swedish Radio Chorus
Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
Choeurs Rene Duclos
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
English Chamber Orchestra
Choeur de Radio France
Orchestre National de France
Vasari Singers
Winchester Cathedral Choir
City of London Sinfonia
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Conductors

Neville Marriner
Peter Neumann
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Riccardo Muti
Klaus Tennstedt
Antonio Pappano
John Nelson
Maurice Handford
John Poole
Andrew Davis
Wolfgang Gonnenwein
Yehudi Menuhin
Eugen Jochum
Philip Ledger
Charles Mackerras
David Willcocks
Simon Rattle
Wilhelm Pitz
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Andre Cluytens
Georges Pretre
Jeremy Backhouse
David Hill
Stephen Cleobury
Karl Jenkins
Carlo Maria Giulini
Franz Welser-Most

About

For centuries the Christian Church has exerted a powerful influence on choral composition, nurturing and continuing to inspire works that are spiritually oriented or which fulfil a devotional function. Spanning over 300 years of music, from the sacred ritual of Allegri’s Miserere to the prayerful intensity of Górecki’s Totus tuus, this release brings together some of the finest and most affecting compositions in the Western choral tradition, complemented by Renaissance paintings from the National Gallery depicting various scenes from the equally captivating story of the Passion of Christ.

The works on this album arise from mankind’s innate need to sing in groups, to share a familiar yet ultimately mysterious collective experience through music. They also belong to the mighty tree of Western choral composition, its roots tended and sustained for centuries by the Christian Church, its many branches touching the heart of today’s secular concert life.

While the style of individual pieces varies, each is connected to the other by a common thread traceable to such enduring symbols as the angel choirs of the Bible, the ancient Greek choreia and the choral ceremonies of so-called primitive societies.

Contents:
CD 1
[76.13]
ANTONIO VIVALDI
1. Gloria in excelsis Deo from Gloria in D major, RV 589
Academy & Academy Chorus of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
2. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
from Cantata “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”, BWV 147
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir David Willcocks

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
3. Hallelujah Chorus (ed. Lam) from Messiah, HWV 56
Ambrosian Singers
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

GREGORIO ALLEGRI
4. Miserere mei, Deus (vv. 1–4, 17–20)
Timothy Beasley-Murray (treble) • Gerald Finley (cantor)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
5. Magnificat anima mea from Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Choir of King’s College Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
6. Lacrimosa (ed. Beyer) from Requiem, K626
David Bell (organ)
London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst

7. Regina coeli from Regina coeli, K127
Kölner Kammerchor • Collegium Cartusianum / Peter Neumann

JOSEPH HAYDN
8. The heavens are telling from The Creation, Hob.XXI:2
Heather Harper (soprano) • Robert Tear (tenor) • John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir David Willcocks

FRANZ SCHUBERT
9. Heilig, heilig, heilig from Deutsche Messe, D872
Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Wolfgang Sawallisch

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
10. Ode to Joy (arr. Bates) from Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125 “Choral”
James Morris (bass) • Westminster Choir
Philadelphia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti

JOHANNES BRAHMS
11. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen from Ein deutsches Requiem, op.45
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra / Klaus Tennstedt

GIACOMO PUCCINI
12. Gloria in excelsis Deo — In terra pax — Laudamus te
from the Kyrie of Messa di Gloria
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Antonio Pappano

HECTOR BERLIOZ
13. IV. Tu, Christe, Rex Gloriae (Hymn) — V. Te ergo quaesumus (Prayer) from Te Deum, op.22/H22
European Union Children’s Chorus • Maîtrise d’Antony
Choeur et Orchestre de Paris / John Nelson

CÉSAR FRANCK
14. Panis angelicus (arr. Sandré)
Hallé Choir and Orchestra / Maurice Handford

GABRIEL FAURÉ
15. Cantique de Jean Racine, op.11
Monks and Choirboys of Downside Abbey

SERGEY RACHMANINOV
16. Ave Maria from Vespers, op.37
Groupe Vocal de France / John Poole

GABRIEL FAURÉ
17. In paradisum from Requiem, op.48
José-Luis Garcia (violin) • Peter Barley (organ)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
English Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Cleobury

HENRYK GÓRECKI
18. Totus tuus, op.60 (extract)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury

SIR HUBERT PARRY
19. Jerusalem
Royal Choral Society • London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

CD 2 [78.14]
MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER
1. Pleni sunt coeli et terra from Te Deum in D major, H146
Dame Felicity Lott (soprano) • Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano) • Charles Brett (alto) • Ian Partridge (tenor) • Stephen Roberts (bass)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
2. Zion hört die Wächter singen† from Cantata “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”, BWV 140
Süddeutscher Madrigalchor
Consortium Musicum / Wolfgang Gönnenwein

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
3. Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
Ambrosian Singers • Menuhin Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
4. Cum sancto spiritu from Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Eugen Jochum

HENRY PURCELL
5. Thou knowest, Lord from Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z860
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble / Sir Philip Ledger

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
6. For unto us a child is born (ed. Lam) from Messiah, HWV 56
Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

HANS LEO HASSLER / harm. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
7. O sacred head, sore wounded (“Passion Chorale”)
“O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden” from the St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir David Willcocks

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
8. Ave verum corpus, K618
Swedish Radio Chorus • Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti

JOSEPH HAYDN
9. Awake the harp (ed. Temperley) from The Creation, Hob.XXI:2
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
10. Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur, op.48 no.4 (“Die Himmel rühmen”) (orch. Mottl)
New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra / Wilhelm Pitz

FELIX MENDELSSOHN
11. And then shall your light break forth from Elijah, op.70
New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra / Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

HECTOR BERLIOZ
12. L’Adieu des bergers (Shepherds’ Farewell)† from L’Enfance du Christ, op.25
Choeurs René Duclos, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire / André Cluytens

MAURICE DURUFLÉ
13. Agnus Dei (reduced-orchestration version) from Requiem, op.9
Peter Barley (organ) • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
English Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Cleobury

FRANCIS POULENC
14. Laudamus te from Gloria, FP 177
Choeur de Radio France, Orchestre National de France / Georges Prêtre

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
15. I. Maestoso ma energico — Allegro molto from Chichester Psalms (reduced scoring with organ, harp and percussion)
Michael Pearce (treble) • Peter Winn (alto) • John Bowley (tenor) • Daniel Sladden (bass) • Peter Barley (organ) • Rachel Masters (harp) • David Corkhill (percussion)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury

SIR JOHN TAVENER
16. The Lamb
Vasari Singers / Jeremy Backhouse

SAMUEL BARBER
17. Agnus Dei, op.11 (Adagio for Strings)
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill

JOHN RUTTER
18. Requiem aeternam from Requiem
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
City of London Sinfonia / Stephen Cleobury

KARL JENKINS
19. Agnus Dei from The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace)
National Youth Choir of Great Britain, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Jenkins

GIUSEPPE VERDI
20. Dies irae (extract) from Messa da Requiem
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini

CARL ORFF
21. O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst

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