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Illumina: Music of Light / Choir of New College Oxford

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: George Coltart; Rachel Wick (Harp); Adrian Hutton (Bass)
  • 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: Olivia Coates (Cello); Rebecca Jones (Viola); David Lee (Horn); Alastair Putt; Rachel Byrt (Viola); David Brown (Double Bass); Timothy Walden (Cello); Helena Roques (Violin); Jonathan Morton (Violin)
  • 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: Morgan Goff (Viola); Emma Wragg (Violin); Olivia Coates (Cello); David Brown (Double Bass); Alexandra Wood (Violin); Steven Grahl (Organ)
  • 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

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performers: Mark Braithwaite (Viola); Olivia Coates (Cello); Steven Grahl (Organ); David Lale (Cello); Morgan Goff (Viola); Emma Wragg (Violin); Rachel Wick (Harp); David Brown (Double Bass)
  • 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: Mark Braithwaite (Viola); Olivia Coates (Cello); Morgan Goff (Viola); David Brown (Double Bass); Emma Wragg (Violin); Alexandra Wood (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); Oliver Longland; Steven Grahl; 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: Rachel Wick (Harp); Nicholas Pritchard
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1852

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