O gemma clarissima: Music in Praise of St Catharine | Resonus Classics RES10246

O gemma clarissima: Music in Praise of St Catharine


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Label: Resonus Classics

Cat No: RES10246

Barcode: 5060262791561

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th August 2019



The Choirs of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, with their director Edward Wickham have collaborated once again for this album of Renaissance motets and hymns in praise of St Catharine – one of the most ubiquitous and beloved saints of the Middle Ages who also lends her name to the college (founded in 1473) where both groups are resident.

This diverse programme spans a century in which the cult of St Catharine was at its height, representing the prayers and exhortations of pious communities towards a saint who might represent their interests in the court of heaven.

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