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CD + DVD:
Inspiring Voices – Edward Higginbottom

Author: EuroArts Music International

This DVD edition includes the moving documentary “Inspiring Voices” about Edward Higginbottom’s last weeks as the Choirmaster of the New College Choir.

  • Inspiring Voices – Front Cover | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Inspiring Voices – Front Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • Edward Higginbottom and the New College Choir, Oxford | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Edward Higginbottom and the New College Choir, Oxford © EuroArts Music International

The New College Choir, Oxford, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries. This DVD edition includes the moving documentary “Inspiring Voices” about Edward Higginbottom’s last weeks as the Choirmaster of the New College Choir as well as a live concert and 2 CDs.

Original title Inspiring Voices – Edward Higginbottom & New College Choir, Oxford
Genre Sacral, Documentary
Production year 2013-2018
Duration 163 mins (DVDs) / 138 mins (CDs)
Video format 16:9 – NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 (Inspiring Voices), PCM Stereo (Concert)
Production Company Ivanoe Film/King’s Group
Assoc. Producer Charles Delbeuck & Jan Broberg Carter with the support of National Lottery of Belgium Wallonia-Brussels Federation
Distribution DVD EuroArts Music International GmbH
Musical style Sacral
Composer Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and many more
English title of music work BONUS DVD: Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville: Gloria Patri (from Venite exultemus); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ch’io mi scordi di te; Per questa bella mano; Piano Concerto in B flat (Allegro) (K.450); Georg Friedrich Händel: Coronation Anthems (Zadok the Priest, HWV 258); Coronation Anthems (The King Shall Rejoice, HWV 260); Coronation Anthems (My Heart is Inditing, HWV 261); CD: Boris Ord: Adam lay ybounden (Text; anon., arr. John Rutter); Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Alma Redemptoris; Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria; Herbert Howells: A spotless rose (Text; Fourteenth-century carol); John Joubert: There is no rose (Text: Fifteenth-century English); Michael Head: The little road to Bethlehem (Text: M. Rose); Henry John Gauntlett: Once in royal David's city (Text: C. Alexander; descant & last verse harmonisation David Willcocks); Franz Gruber (1787-1863): Stille Nacht (Text: W. Mohr, arr. Andrew Carter); Herbert Howells (1892-1983): Sing lullaby (Text: F. Harvey); Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795): Gloria sei dir gesungen Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Part III; Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): O magnum mysterium Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël; In dulci jubilo (Fourteenth-century German carol, arr. R.L. Pearsall); Georg Christian Schemelli (c.1676-1762): Jesulein süß (arr. Johann Sebastian Bach); Christopher Tye (1505-1572): While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Descant by Edward Higginbottom); Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Quem vidistis pastores Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël; Shepherds shake off your drowsy sleep (Besançon carol, arr. Martin Shawl); Adeste fideles (Eighteenth-century, attrib. J.F. Wade; descant and last verse harmonisation David Willcocks); Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Videntes stellam Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël; Rocking Carol (Czech traditional carol, arr. Edward Higginbottom); Herbert Howells (1892-1983): Here is the little door (Text: F. Chesterton); Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Hark! the herald angels sing (Text: C. Wesley et. al., descant and last verse harmonisation David Willcocks); Giles Swayne (b.1946): Magnificat; Richard Pygott (attrib.) (c.1485-1549): Quid petis, o fili?; John Taverner: The Lamb (Text: William Blake); Jonathan Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost (Text: Bishop John Cosin, based on Veni creator spiritus); John Taverner: Gloria Mass "The Western Wynde"; John Tavener (b.1944): A Hymn to the Mother of God; Nicholas Ludford (c.1490-1557): Ave cujus conception; William Cornysh (d.1593): Woefully arrayed; Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012): I love the Lord (Text: Psalm 116: 1-4, 7-9); John Sheppard: Libera nos; John Tavener (b.1944): God is with us; Thomas Tallis: Audivi vocem de caelo; John Tavener: The Tyger (Text: William Blake)
Chorus Master Edward Higginbottom
Choir New College Choir, Oxford

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