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Eric Whitacre
Choral Works
I thank You God for most this amazing day. Sleep. I hide myself. I will wade out. Go lovely Rose. When David Heard. Hope Faith Life Love. Cloudburst. With a lily in your hand. This Marriage. Water Night. A Boy and a Girl. Her sacred spirit soars. Lux aurumque.

Polyphony - Robert Millet
Stephen Layton

Hyperion - CDA67543 - 205
CD

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Rob likes this one.

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Various
On Christmas Day
Shepherd's Carol (Chilcott). On Christmas Day (Rodney Bennett). God would be born (Bingham). Bogoroditse (Part). The Angels (Harvey). In Wintertime (Berkeley). Christmas Carol (Holloway). The Three Kings (Dove). What sweeter music (Rutter). A gathering (Casken). Illuminare (Weir). One star at last (Maxwell Davies). Carol for St Steven (Goehr). The Birthday (Sculthorpe). Winter solstice (Swayne). Siente Mari (Macmillan). The Gleam (Birtwistle). Christo Paremus (Burrell). Spring in Winter (Woolrich). Fayrfax Carol (Ades). Swete Jesu (Maw). Pilgrim Jesus (Paulus).

King's College Cambridge Choir -
Stephen Cleobury

EMI - 5580702 - 205
2 CD Set

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A collection of all the new carols commissioned for performance at the annual 9 lessons and carols by the choir of King's College Cambridge over the last 20 years or so.. Excellent performances and some great music.

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Various
O magnum misterium
O radix lesse (Plainchant). Alleluya A new Work is come on Hand (Wishart). A Spotless Rose (Howells). Out of your sleep (Richard Rodney Bennett). Of a rose is all my song (Leighton). There is no rose (Richard Rodney Bennett). As dew in Aprylle (Warlock). O magnum misterium (Plainchant). Bethlehem Down (Warlock). That younge child (Richard Rodney Bennett). I saw a fair maiden (Warlock). Sing Lullaby (Howells). Ave Maria (Plainchant). Sweet was the song (Richard Rodney Bennett). A Hymn of the Nativity (Leighton). Lullaby my Jesus (Warlock arr. Andrew Carter). Hodie Christus natus est (Plainchant). All and some (John Byrt). An Ode of the birth of our Saviour (Leighton). Susanni (Richard Rodney Bennett). Puer natus est nobis (Plainchant). Benedicamus Domino (Warlock). A Cornish Christmas Carol (Warlock). Rages Tharsis (Plainchant). Here is the Little Door (Howells). The Star-song (Leighton). What cheer? (Walton). Lully lulla thou little tiny child (Leighton). Verbum caro factum est (Plainchant).

Polyphony -
Stephen Layton

Hyperion Helios - CDH55216 - 205
CD

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This is a superb collection of 20th century Christmas music at a bargain price. Well worth buying to discover the five settings by Kenneth Leighton.

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Various Composers
English Choral Music of the 20th Century
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis St Paul's. Like as the Hart. Paean for organ. Requiem. Long long ago. Office of Holy Communion. Collegium Regale. Rhapsody No.3 for organ. Take him earth for cherishing (Howells). The Twelve. Coronation Te Deum. Missa Brevis. Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis. A Litany. Where does the uttered music go. Set me a seal (Walton). Christmas Proclamation. Song for Athene. The Lamb. The Tiger. Magnificat and Nune Dimittis. Funeral Ikos. 2 Hymns to the Mother of God. Love bade me welcome. As one who has slept. The Lord's Prayer. Svyati (Tavener). Morning Service in C op.115. Three Latin Motets. Evening Service in C op.115. Communion Service in C op.115. Organ Interlude. Evening Service in G op.81. Organ Interlude. Anthem : For lo I raise up op.145 (Stanford). 9 Tenebrae Motets. Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A flat. Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici. Missa Cantuariensis. Prelude and Fugue for Organ. Meditation for Organ (Rubbra). Magnificat - Collegium Madgalenae Oxonienses. Nunc Dimittis - Collegium Madgalenae Oxonienses. Give me the wings of faith. An Easter Sequence. Veni creator spiritus. What love of this is mine. Crucifixus pro nobis. Rockingham. Magnificat 2nd service. Nunc Dimittis 2nd service (Leighton). Lo the Full Final Sacrifice. Magnificat. God is gone up. My lovely one. Welcome sweet and sacred feast. Thou didst delight my eyes. Let us now praise famous men. Seven Unaccompanied Part Songs - words Robert Bridges (Finzi). Give unto the Lord. Ave Verum. Ave Maria. Ave maris stella. O Hearken Thou. Te Deum laudamus. Benedictus. O Salutaris Hostia. Great is the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me. Go Song of Mine. Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars. Light of the World (Elgar). Rejoice in the Lamb. Hymn to St Cecilia. Missa Brevis in D. Hymn to the Virgin. Te Deum in C major. Festival Te Deum. Prelude & Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria. Hymn to St Peter. Hymn to St Columba. Antiphon (Britten). Crux fidelis op.43 No.1. Missa Brevis op.57. Magnificat and Nunc dimittis op.99. Three Latin Motets op.83 No.1. The Lord is my shepherd op.91 No.1. Mass for Five Voices op.64. Look up sweet babe op.43 No.2. A Festival Anthem op.21 No.2. Toccata - from Three Pieces op.72 No.1 (Berkeley).

St John's College Cambridge Choir -
Christopher Robinson

Naxos - 8501007 - 205
10 CD Set

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A superb collection

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Felix Mendelssohn
Complete Choral Works
The 5 Psalm Cantates for mixed choir soloists and orchestra : Psalm 42 Wie der Hirsch schreit op.42 / Psalm 95 Kommt lasst uns anbeten op.46 / Psalm 98 Singet dem Herrn op.91 / Psalm 114 Da Israel aus Agypten zog op.51 / Psalm 115 Nos nobis Domine op.31. 8 Chorale Cantatas : Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein / Christe du Lamm Gottes / Jesu meine Freude / O Haupt voll Blutt und Wunden / Vom Himmel hoch / Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten / Wir glauben all an einen Gott. Three sacred sings & fugue op.96 for mixed choir soloists and orchestra. Lauda Sion op.73 fur gemischten Chor Soli und Orchester. Tu es Petrus op.111 fur gemischten Chor Soli und Orchester. Magnificat for mixed choir soloists and organ. Gloria for mixed choir soloists and organ. Hora est for four 4-part mixed choirs and organ. Te Deum a 4 for 4-part mixed choir, soloists and organ. Ave Maria op.23 for 8-part mixed choir and 8 soloists. Te Deum a 8 for soloists 2 4-parts mixed choirs & organ. Drei Kirchenmusiken op.23. Drei Motetten op.69. Three Psalms op.78 for double choir. Six Anthems op.79 for 8-part choir. The German Liturgy for soloists and two 4-part choirs. Kyrie in C. Two English Psalms. Seven Psalms. Dreizehn Psalmmotetten fur zwei- bis vierstimmigen Chor. Three Motets for Women's Choir and Organ op.39. Surrexti pastor bonus fr viestimmige Soli Frauenchor und Orgel. Hebe deine Augen auf for 3-part women's choir. O beata et benedicta for 3-part women's choir and organ. Vespergesang 'Adspice domine / Schaue herab' op.121. Zwei geistliche Mannerchore op.115 fur vier Stimmen.

Chamber Choir of Europe -
Nicol Matt

Brilliant Classics - 99997 - 205
10 CD Set

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A comprehensive survey of Mendelssohn's choral music (not including the oratorios). A must for lovers of Mendelssohn's music.

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Giovanni Palestrina
Music for Whitsuntide
Veni sancte spiritus. Dum complerentur. Missa Dum Complerentur: Kyrie. Gloria. Credo. Sanctus. Benedictus. Agnus Dei. Alleluia - Veni Sancte Spiritus. Veni Creator Spiritus. Veni Sancte Spiritus. Spiritus sanctus replevit totam domum. Magnificat sexti toni.

Westminster Cathedral Choir -
Martin Baker

Hyperion - CDA67353 - 205
CD

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Music to raise your spirits!

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Edward Elgar
English Choral Classics
Dream of Gerontius op.38 (Elgar). Messiah (Handel). Belshazzar's Feast (Walton). The Crucifixion (Stainer). Olivet to Calvary (Maunder).

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Malcolm Sargent

EMI Classics for Pleasure - 5757582 - 205
6 CD Set

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This set includes a fine digital recording of the Dream of Gerontius. Rob's playing the clarinet on it.

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Josquin Desprez
Masses
Missa Pange lingua. Missa La sol fa re mi. Plainchant: Pange lingua.

Tallis Scholars -
Peter Phillips

Gimell - CDGIM009 - 205
CD

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Superb performances of these two masses.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion


Arnold Schoenberg Choir - Wiener Sangerknaben
Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Teldec - 8573810362 - 205
3 CD Set

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Opinions differ, but we like this recording!

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Benjamin Britten
Sacred and Profane
Five Flower Songs op.47. Chorale after an Old French Carol. Choral Dances from Gloriana. A.M.D.G. Sacred and Profane op.91.

Polyphony -
Stephen Layton

Hyperion - CDA67140 - 205
CD

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Excellent recordings of some of Britten's less well-known choral works.

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Felix Mendelssohn
Motets
Motet op.23 No.3. Motet op.69 No.1 / No.2 / No.3. Motet op.78 No.1 / No.2 / No.3. Psalm 100 'Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt'. Missa breve. Zum Abendsegen.

RIAS Chamber Choir -
Marcus Creed

Harmonia Mundi - HMC901704 - 205
CD

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Excellent recordings of Mendelssohn's choral works. The most comprehensive single disc collection

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William Byrd
Byrd Edition 5
The Three Masses. Three Organ Fantasias.

Cardinall's Musick - David Skinner
Andrew Carwood

Gaudeamus - CDGAU206 - 205
CD

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Excellent recordings of the three William Byrd masses, performed with two singers to each voice part.

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Frank Martin
Sacred Choral Music
Mass for double choir. Passacaille (Martin). Messa di Requiem. De profundis (Pizzetti).

Westminster Cathedral Choir -
James O'Donnell

Hyperion - CDA67017 - 205
CD

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Martin's Mass is a superb piece - whether you're singing or listening. Pizzetti wrote beautifully for voices, nowhere more so than in his Requiem. These are great performances.

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Giovanni Palestrina
Missa Hodie Christus natus est. Stabat mater (Palestrina). Missa Bell' Amfitrit altera (Lassus).
Missa Hodie Christus natus est. Stabat mater (Palestrina). Missa Bell' Amfitrit altera (Lassus).

Schola Cantorum of Oxford -
Jeremy Summerly

Naxos - 8550836 - 205
CD

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An excellent disk. We particularly like the performance of Palestrina's Stabat Mater.

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