Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh A Rose Magnificat

A Rose Magnificat

Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on May 11, 2018 by Signum Records

Main artist: Gabrieli

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (July 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 01:17:45

  1. 1 Of a Rose Is All My Song

    Kenneth Leighton, Composer - Gabrieli, Ensemble - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Ruth Provost, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  2. 2 Videte Miraculum

    Thomas Tallis, Composer - Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  3. 3 As Dew in Aprylle

    Peter Warlock, Composer - Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  4. 4 Magnificat

    Robert White, Composer - Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  5. 5 Ave Maris Stella (I)

    Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - James MacMillan, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  6. 6 Ave Maris Stella (II)

    John Sheppard, Composer - Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  7. 7 Ave Maris Stella (III)

    Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Owain Park, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  8. 8 Salve Regina (I)

    Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Robert Wylkynson, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  9. 9 Salve Regina (II)

    Herbert Howells, Composer - Gabrieli, Ensemble - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Jessica Cale, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  10. 10 There Is No Rose

    TOM KELLY, MainArtist - Gabrieli, Ensemble - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Jonathan Lane, Composer - Emma Walshe, MainArtist - Martha Mclorinan, MainArtist - William Townsend, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

  11. 11 A Rose Magnificat

    Gabrieli, Ensemble, MainArtist - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Matthew Martin, Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Signum Records (P) 2018 Signum Records

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Fascinated by the Marian cult, whose contradictions he loves to highlight, Paul McCreesh offers here a purely choral programme, leaving behind the charms of orchestral instrumentation. Both virgin and mother, a symbol of both chastity and fertility, the figure of Mary also holds a strong erotic potential, which has not escaped Paul McCreesh, who designed this album by choosing English composers from the Renaissance to the present day, without any real disparity in style becoming apparent, proving the strength and continuity of British choral music.
The great English movement of the rediscovery of polyphony in the 20th and 21st centuries doesn't stop at exploring the music of the Renaissance, but also rediscovering, and employing in new compositions, the beautiful medieval words set to music, which have been passed unamended down the centuries. Returning to the sources of Western music, Paul McCreesh asks whether the sudden popularity of religious music comes from a subliminal desire to recreate a world in which almost everyone believed in God.
Fighting against a certain ethereal and angelic approach to religious choral music, McCreesh compares high polyphony to the architecture of a vast cathedral, trying to bring out its visceral side, on certain pieces at least.
Listeners will note that this album contains the world's first recording of a new work commissioned by Paul McCreesh and the Gabriel Consort, written by the young British composer Matthew Martin. A Rose Magnificat (which also gives the whole album its name) was written for double choir and contains interjections from a medieval text. The composer wrote the piece in a "Stravinskian" manner, as he put it, while searching out Eastern and Byzantine flavours. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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