Sublime choral music from Magdalen College Oxford
Five centuries of choral music from composers closely associated with Magdalen College, Oxford takes centre stage.
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Founded in 1480, the historic traditions and refined sound of the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, have proven fertile ground for generations of composers. From the richly inventive and expansive writing of John Sheppard to the mysticism and passion of James Whitbourn’s recent settings, this programme celebrates a unique and finely crafted legacy of choral music and sublime singing that flourishes in our time as much as it did in the 15th century.
This CD includes Kyrie lux et origo by John Sheppard, I saw the Lord by John Stainer, and Almighty and everlasting God by Thomas Tomkins, along with more recent works such as This is the work of Christ (Roderick Williams) and Set me as a seal (James Whitbourn).
“There’s real generosity, directness and energy from these singers…”
(Gramophone – review of The Pillar of the Cloud CD 2019)
Genre Sacred choral music
Recording date July 2019
Duration 77 minutes
Producer Simon Kiln
Choir The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
Conductor Mark Williams
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