The Sun Most Radiant: Music from the Eton Choirbook Vol.4 | Avie AV2359

The Sun Most Radiant: Music from the Eton Choirbook Vol.4

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2359

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Artists

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Conductor

Stephen Darlington

Works

Browne, John

Salve Regina II
Salve Regina I

Horwood, William

Gaude flore virginali

William, Monk of Stratford

Magnificat

Artists

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Conductor

Stephen Darlington

About

On 'The Sun Most Radiant', their fourth volume of music from the Eton Choirbook, the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and director Stephen Darlington give glorious performances of 15th-century English sacred music including first recordings of works by John Browne and William Horwood.

This collection of music from the Eton Choirbook, the vast collection of English sacred music from the early Renaissance, is the fourth in an acclaimed series by Stephen Darlington and the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford which has proved to be a thrilling encounter with the remarkable world of the liturgy of Eton College Chapel in the late 15th century. This sumptuous volume includes two first recordings: John Browne's second setting of the Salve Regina, and William Horwood's Gaude flore virginali. This music was firmly rooted in the daily devotional life of the College, appreciated by all and not just a worshipping élite. The boys and men of Christ Church Cathedral choir maintain this tradition with a special affinity for this glorious repertoire and deliver performances of unreserved commitment.

Reviews

Volume 4 is the most satisfying of the set since the first. Even by the standards of previous instalments, Stephen Darlington’s tempi are surprisingly relaxed, especially in duple-time sections. Judged by the clock one might even call them slow, but the textural detail is so clear that the abiding impression is of deliberation rather than ponderousness. ... The adult cast is perhaps the strongest of the set so far: their reading of the Magnificat by one ‘William, Monk of Stratford’ is more nuanced than The Sixteen’s, so that a work that had seemed to me relevatively undistinguished comes across far more favourably.  Fabrice Fitch
Gramophone November 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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