Edmund Rubbra - The Sacred Muse | Paraclete Recordings GDCD130

Edmund Rubbra - The Sacred Muse

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Label: Paraclete Recordings

Cat No: GDCD130

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th August 2019

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About

Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) has become recognized as one of the leading British symphonic composers of the second half of the 20th century. In this recording, Gloriæ Dei Cantores brings the choral works of Edmund Rubbra to life. Tenebræ, op.72, consists of nine motet settings of the Gregorian Chant responsories for Maundy Thursday. Rubbra’s expressive and powerful style conveys the depth of these texts that re-tell the passion of Christ. Also recorded are: Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici, which is generally considered his choral masterpiece; Salutation, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, op.65; and Festival Gloria, op.94, which completes this landmark recording.

Gloriæ Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God), holds a passionate dedication to illuminate truth and beauty through choral artistry, celebrating a rich tradition of sacred choral music from Gregorian chant through the twenty-first century. Currently under the direction of Richard K Pugsley, Gloriæ Dei Cantores has received critical acclaim for its artistic elegance, performance authenticity, and compelling spirituality. Sharing its vision of inspiration and hope, the choir has toured extensively, touching the hearts of audiences in twenty-four countries in Europe, Asia, and North America. Its discography of over fifty recordings is distributed internationally through Paraclete Recordings, a division of Paraclete Press, Inc., and NAXOS, Inc. The choir makes its home in Orleans, MA.

“The most comprehensive survey of Rubbra’s sacred music yet available on CD, compellingly and imaginatively performed. A ‘must have’ for all devotees of this fascinating composer.” – John Rutter, Composer, Founder and Conductor of the Cambridge Singers

“The superior performance of the Rubbra choral works by the Gloriae Dei Cantores choir on this recording is a direct result of the meticulous attention given to two key elements inherent in choral music: intonation and textual clarity. And in every piece the expressive details, so carefully indicated by the composer, are sensitively and wonderfully realized.” – Music of Edmund Rubbra

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