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Illumina: Music of Light / Choir of New College Oxford

Audio Samples

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Pheloung, Barrington : Inspector Morse
>     Benedictus (Morse Theme)
>Lauridsen, Morten : Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Vespers
>     Nunc Dimittis
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339
>     Laudate Dominum
>Bruckner, Anton : Locus iste, gradual for chorus in C major, WAB 23
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>MacMillan, James : Christus vincit, for treble, chorus & organ
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>Rutter, John : Lord bless you and keep you
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Missa Brevis
>     Agnus Dei
>Traditional, Christmas : Rorate coeli desuper
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>     [Excerpt]
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3
>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Duruflé, Maurice : Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
>Pheloung, Barrington : Inspector Morse
>Lauridsen, Morten : Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Vespers
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339
>Bruckner, Anton : Locus iste, gradual for chorus in C major, WAB 23
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>MacMillan, James : Christus vincit, for treble, chorus & organ
>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
>Rutter, John : Lord bless you and keep you
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Missa Brevis
>Traditional, Christmas : Rorate coeli desuper
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3
>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
>Duruflé, Maurice : Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Observer
[The repertoire] shows off the warm, immediate New College, Oxford sound in which individuals are encouraged to sing out rather than, as some collegiate choirs prefer, blend in. Some tonal unevenness aside, the results are vivid and committed. One for choral lovers, not purists.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Michael's Church, Summertown, Oxford.



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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
  • Performers: Adrian Hutton (Bass); Rachel Wick (Harp); George Coltart
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Choir of New College Oxford
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Pheloung, Barrington : Inspector Morse :: Benedictus (Morse Theme)
  • Performers: Rachel Byrt (Viola); Alastair Putt; David Lee (Horn); Helena Roques (Violin); Jonathan Morton (Violin); Olivia Coates (Cello); Rebecca Jones (Viola); Timothy Walden (Cello); David Brown (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lauridsen, Morten : Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Vespers :: Nunc Dimittis
  • Performer: Nicholas Hewlett
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performers: Alexandra Wood (Violin); David Brown (Double Bass); Morgan Goff (Viola); Steven Grahl (Organ); Olivia Coates (Cello); Emma Wragg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Bruckner, Anton : Locus iste, gradual for chorus in C major, WAB 23
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1869

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Performers: Olivia Coates (Cello); David Lale (Cello); Steven Grahl (Organ); Rachel Wick (Harp); Mark Braithwaite (Viola); Emma Wragg (Violin); David Brown (Double Bass); Morgan Goff (Viola)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>MacMillan, James : Christus vincit, for treble, chorus & organ
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Whitacre, Eric : Lux Aurumque
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2000

>Rutter, John : Lord bless you and keep you
  • Performers: Alexandra Wood (Violin); David Brown (Double Bass); Morgan Goff (Viola); Olivia Coates (Cello); Mark Braithwaite (Viola); Emma Wragg (Violin)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1981

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Missa Brevis :: Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1570

>Traditional, Christmas : Rorate coeli desuper
  • Performers: Guy Cutting (Treble); Steven Grahl; Oliver Longland; Nicholas Hewlett
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: [Excerpt]
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Rheinberger, Joseph : Abendlied, for chorus, Op. 69/3
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Lauridsen, Morten : O magnum mysterium
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Nicholas Pritchard; Rachel Wick (Harp)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

>Maurice Duruflé (Composer/Organ) (1902 - 1986) : Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1960