Briggs - Mass for Notre Dame & other works | Hyperion CDA67808

Briggs - Mass for Notre Dame & other works

£12.56 £10.04

save £2.51 (20%)

special offer ending 26/01/2022

In stock - available for despatch within 1 working day

Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA67808

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 1st June 2010

Contents

Artists

David Briggs (organ)
Trinity College Choir, Cambridge

Conductor

Stephen Layton

Works

Briggs, David

I will lift up mine eyes
Messe pour Notre-Dame
O Lord, support us
Te Deum laudamus
The Trinity College Service
Toccata on Te Deum laudamus

Artists

David Briggs (organ)
Trinity College Choir, Cambridge

Conductor

Stephen Layton

About

David Briggs studied with Jean Langlais in Paris and was profoundly influenced by the playing of Pierre Cochereau, Organist Titulaire at Notre Dame Cathedral (1955-1984), from an early age. Briggs was the first British winner of the Tournemire Prize at the St Alban’s International Organ Improvisation Competition. He is Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral, where he directed the music for eight years. He is renowned worldwide for his brilliant improvisations and is also a prolific composer.

This disc includes Briggs’ Messe Pour Notre Dame, and features four movements of David Briggs’ own improvisations - the Introit, Offertorium, Élévation and Sortie. Very much aligned with French liturgical practice, this is Briggs captured in the heat of the improvised, unedited moment. These improvisations display a masterful range of mood and colour. There is delicacy, reflection and repose, alongside mighty bombast and truly gothic ‘shock and awe’. Listening to them is an uniquely thrilling musical experience.

Also included are some of Briggs’ much more Anglophone anthems.

The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, who have been winning increasing praise for their Hyperion recordings, perform with their inspirational director Stephen Layton, and with the composer, of course, at the organ.
Gramophone Editor's Choice

Also Available

Handel - Chandos Anthems
Handel - Chandos Anthems

£10.04

(Hyperion)

Park - Choral Works
Park - Choral Works

£10.04

(Hyperion)

Handel - Chandos Anthems
Handel - Chandos Anthems

£10.04

(Hyperion)

Howells - Collegium Regale & other choral works
Howells - Collegium Regale & other choral works

£10.04

(Hyperion)

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here