Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh A Rose Magnificat (Tallis, Warlock, MacMilan...)

A Rose Magnificat (Tallis, Warlock, MacMilan...)

Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh

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Released on May 11, 2018 by Signum Records

Main artist: Paul McCreesh

Genre: Classical > Sacred Vocal Music

Distinctions: Diapason d'or (November 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (July 2018)

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

    Of a rose is all my song (Kenneth Leighton)
  1. 1 Of a rose is all my song

    Gabrieli Consort (Soloist : Ruth Provost, Soprano) - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  2. Videte miraculum (Thomas Tallis)
  3. 2 Videte miraculum

    Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  4. As dew in Aprylle (Peter Warlock)
  5. 3 As dew in Aprylle

    Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Peter Warlock (1894-1930), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  6. Magnificat (Robert White)
  7. 4 Magnificat

    Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Robert White (c.1538-1574), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  8. Ave Maris Stella (I) (James MacMillan)
  9. 5 Ave Maris Stella (I)

    Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - James MacMillan (b.1959), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  10. 6 Ave Maris Stella (II)

    Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - John Sheppard (c.1515-1558), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  11. Ave Maris Stella (III) (Owain Park)
  12. 7 Ave Maris Stella (III)

    Gabrieli Consort - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Owain Park (b.1993), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  13. Salve Regina (I) (Robert Wylkynson)
  14. 8 Salve Regina (I)

    Gabrieli Consort (Soloists : Charlotte Mobbs & Emma Walshe, Sopranos - Martha McLorinan, Alto - Jeremy Budd, Steven Harrold & Tom Kelly, Tenors - William Gaunt, Oliver Hunt & Greg Skidmore, Basses) - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Robert Wylkynson (c.1450-1515), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  15. Salve Regina (II) (Herbert Howells)
  16. 9 Salve Regina (II)

    Gabrieli Consort (Soloist : Jessica Cale, Soprano) - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Herbert Howells (1892-1983), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  17. There is no rose (Jonathan Lane)
  18. 10 There is no rose

    Gabrieli Consort (Soloists : Emma Walshe, Soprano - Martha McLorinan, Alto - Tom Kelly, Tenor - William Townend, Bass) - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Jonathan Lane (b.1958), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 2018 Signum Records

  19. A Rose Magnificat (Matthew Martin)
  20. 11 A Rose Magnificat

    Gabrieli Consort (Soloists : Susan Hemington Jones, Charlotte Mobbs, Bethany Partridge, Emma Walshe, Sopranos - Helen Charlston & Kim Porter, Altos - Jeremy Budd & Steven Harrold, Tenors - Robert Evans & William Gaunt, Basses) - Paul McCreesh, Conductor - Matthew Martin (b.1976), Composer Copyright : © 2018 Signum Records - ℗ 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

Details of original recording:

Recorded Romsey Abbey, 12-14 June 2017

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