Beatam: Music written for the Choir of York Minster | Regent Records REGCD522

Beatam: Music written for the Choir of York Minster

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Label: Regent Records

Cat No: REGCD522

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th April 2019

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About

This new recording from the Choir of York Minster and Robert Sharpe, captures this excellent choir in the spine-tingling acoustic of this great cathedral. The music reflects a continuallydeveloping tradition, and offers the listener repertoire from the last hundred years, written specifically for York Minster and its Choir: settings of texts for Mattins and Evensong; anthems suitable for those services and for the Eucharist; and compositions for special celebrations and circumstances.

We hear from three successive Masters of the Music whose combined service spans nearly a century; other members of the Minster foundation; and significant contemporary choral composers, including Judith Bingham and Francis Grier, offering new, commissioned interpretations of traditional texts. Some of the music recorded here is imbued with personal significance and reveals the ‘extended family’ dimension of this great Cathedral, whose worship is enhanced and beautified by the unique variety of ‘Music for the Choir of York Minster’.

York Minster is one of the largest historic church buildings in northern Europe and its choir contributes to the daily round of sung worship held there for nearly a millenium. Under the directorship of Robert Sharpe since 2008, the choir has established a growing international reputation.

‘...thrillingly sung by this great choir.’ - The Guardian (REGCD506)

‘...strong, colorful, and lively; and the justly famous organ sounds magnificent.’ - American Record Guide (REGCD467)

‘...this remarkable choir gives the impression of complete professionalism, with every singer committed to the meaning and significance of the words and music.’ - Organists’ Review (REGCD467)

‘...If you like to hear choral music performed in its native environment and to submerge you in glorious sound, this will do it.’ - Classical Music Sentinel (REGCD439)

‘This is one of the very finest recordings of English Cathedral music that I have heard in some years.’ - MusicWeb (REGCD439)

‘...their expressive singing encompasses with ease the wide spectrum of musical styles.’ - Gramophone

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