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Yale Schola Cantorum: Sing, Ye Birds A Joyous Song - Music of the English Renaissance and 20th Century / Simon Carrington

Album Summary

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Western Wind Mass
>Bennett, Richard R. : The Glory and the Dream, for chorus & organ
>Gibbons, Orlando : Glorious and powerful God, anthem for voices
>Gibbons, Orlando : Second service
>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Simon Carrington draws lovely, beautifully balanced and technically assured singing from his accomplished musicians." - American Record Guide Such critical praise and more were lavished upon Anniversaries and Messages (DE 3436), the first Delos album by English "Choral magician" Simon Carrington and the Yale Schola Cantorum that he founded in 2003. Now a Yale Professor Emeritus, Carrington has continued to work with the choir as a guest conductor. This and his previous Delos album - both recorded in concert - are the fruits of his continuing association with the choir that he developed into one of America's premier academic chamber choirs. The program features mesmerizing sacred music spanning the entire English Renaissance by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons. The album's centerpiece is The Glory and the Dream: a substantial and moving choral cycle setting Wordsworth's poetry by the late, lamented Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and with a significant contribution from organist Thomas Murray.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
The performance standard is outstanding. The Schola Cantorum has a mixed choir sound, not an imitation of an English choral foundation, but light enough for clarity and blend. They seem to take the formidable vocal and rhythmic demands of Taverner's idiom entirely in stride. They seem just as at home in Bennett's work. Apart from some inconsistent ambience and occasional audience noise, the sound quality is admirable for a concert recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Christ Church Episcopal, New Haven, CT (01/23/2010).



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>Taverner, John [Composer] : Western Wind Mass :: Western Wind melody & Gloria
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Ensemble: Yale Schola Cantorum
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1530-1540
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Western Wind Mass :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1530-1540
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Western Wind Mass :: Benedictus
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1530-1540
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Taverner, John [Composer] : Western Wind Mass :: Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1530-1540
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bennett, Richard R. : The Glory and the Dream, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Thomas Murray (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 29 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gibbons, Orlando : Glorious and powerful God, anthem for voices
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gibbons, Orlando : Second service
  • Performer: Lucas Wong (Organ)
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
  • Conductor: Simon Carrington
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575
  • Studio/Live: Live