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Lukaszewski: O Antiphons, Choral music / Layton, Cambridge Trinity College Choir

Album Summary

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Beatus vir, Sanctus Paulus, for chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Beatus vir, Sanctus Antonius, for chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Beatus vir, Sanctus Martinus, for chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Lenten Motets (2), for chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Ave Maria, for double chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Advent Antiphons (7), for chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Psalmus 102, for chorus
>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Nunc dimittis, for chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

"Stephen Layton and his Choir of Trinity College Cambridge are committed to this music with an obvious flare and devotion, while Hyperion grants them all of the opulent tonal surroundings needed to make Lukaszweski’s music resolve in resplendent acoustics. This is definitely a keeper, and a fine new discovery" - Steven Ritter of Audiophile Audition (Audaud.com)

'This is a lovely disc of enchanting choral music ... Only the hardest of musical hearts will remain unmelted by such committed interpretations. [Nunc dimittis] In its beautifully measured phrases, immaculately tailored textures and ingenious use of light and shade to invoke light shining in darkness, it is a gem which receives here a beautifully poised account ... Here is a composer who really is a true master of the art of a cappella writing. In saying that it has been difficult to draw this CD out of my player, so frequently have I returned to it, I can offer no higher praise' (Gramophone)

'Layton's affinity with this radiant, accessible music is clear as he guides the Trinity College Choir, which sings with passion and purity throughout the programme' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Stephen Layton conjures magical and sophisticated performances from the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, and I imagine that the composer must be in seventh heaven' (International Record Review)

'With performances as sonorous and acutely paced as these, they come across with a winning fervour. Layton's advocacy is certainly vindicated' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Layton is arguably the finest choral director working today in the UK ... Layton's choral scholars sing this challenging music, with its dazzling polytonal clusters, complex chords, and non-traditional progressions with absolute purity of tone, perfection of intonation, and depth of feeling ... we live in a renaissance of sacred choral music ... it is clear that Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski belongs to this company of titans ... I found myself amazed at each subtle harmonic surprise, at each stunningly apt underlining of a phrase ... Do not hesitate' (Fanfare, USA)

'A superlative issue in every way. This inspired music by the contemporary Polish composer employs a convincing language of 'renewed tonality' in its impassioned response to the traditional liturgical texts ... these young Cambridge singers bring a technical mastery and total commitment to this vibrant music' (Choir & Organ Magazine)

'Vocal effects including susurration are used by the 40-year-old Polish composer, but it is the emotionality permeating every syllable of his religious settings that is the most impressive. The singers' performance is immaculate' (Classical Music Magazine)



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>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Beatus vir, Sanctus Paulus, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996-2003

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Beatus vir, Sanctus Antonius, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996-2003

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Beatus vir, Sanctus Martinus, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996-2003

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Lenten Motets (2), for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Ave Maria, for double chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Advent Antiphons (7), for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995-1999

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Psalmus 102, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002-2003

>Lukaszewski, Pawel : Nunc dimittis, for chorus
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Notes: Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England (07/04/2007-07/07/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007