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Sacred Choral Works - "Gothic Voices: Mary Star of the Sea" / Catherine King, soprano; Steven Harrold, tenor; Julian Podger, tenor; Stephen Charlesworth, baritone

Album Summary

>Metcalf, Joanne : Il nome del bel fior
>Anonymous, English : Stillat in stellam radium, sequence
>Metcalf, Joanne : Music for the Star of the Sea
>Anonymous, English : Stella maris illustrans omnia
>Anonymous : Laetetur caeli curia (14th cent.)
>Anonymous : Tronus regis insatauratur
>Dunstable, John : Beata mater, for 4 voices
>Smert, Richard : Ave, decus saeculi, for 4 voices
>Dunstable, John : Ave maris stella, for 4 voices
>Anonymous : Sancta Mater Graciae
>Godrich, St. : Crist and Sainte Marie
>Anonymous : Sancta Maria virgo
>Anonymous, English : Stond wel moder
>Power, Leonel : Beata progenies, for 3 voices
>Smith, Andrew : Stond wel, Moder, under rode
>Anonymous, English : Jesu, fili virginis
>Anonymous : Pia Mater
>Chant, Gregorian : Gaude Maria virgo inviolata
>Anonymous : Alleluia psallat / Alleluia concinat
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Notes & Reviews:

Gothic Voices, the world-famous early music ensemble, makes its Linn debut with a recording celebrating the biblical matriarch Mary. Pieces from contemporary composers Joanne Metcalf and Andrew Smith sit alongside setting of Marian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries. Notably, there is a rare setting of English biblical text which precedes the first publication of an English language bible by 150 years. Mary in her various guises - caring mother, virgin lover, guiding light - are explored through settings of ancient ritualistic texts showing her mythical and human aspects, whilst contemporary settings relate the themes to the modern day. The contemporary works are cleverly constructed around a modal core so that they fit perfectly with the structure and sound of the early music compositions. With over thirty years experience Gothic Voices' complete understanding of every aspect of early music performance is exceptional. Throughout its career Gothic Voices has been world-renowned for the excellence, refinement and spirituality of its performances of medieval music and has appeared throughout Europe and in the Americas. Originally founded in 1980 by the scholar and musician Christopher Page, Gothic Voices has gone on to release over twenty recordings, three of which won the coveted Gramophone Early Music Award. With imaginative programmes using voices in varying combinations to produce authoritative performances of great beauty, Gothic Voices has won the appreciation of audiences all over the world. Gothic Voices' wonderfully evocative sound world resulted in over a million sales of its debut featuring the music of Hildegard of Bingen.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015).



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>Metcalf, Joanne : Il nome del bel fior :: Part I
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998

>Anonymous, English : Stillat in stellam radium, sequence
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.

>Metcalf, Joanne : Music for the Star of the Sea
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Anonymous, English : Stella maris illustrans omnia
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.

>Metcalf, Joanne : Il nome del bel fior :: Part V
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998

>Anonymous : Laetetur caeli curia (14th cent.)
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Anonymous : Tronus regis insatauratur
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.

>Dunstable, John : Beata mater, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Smert, Richard : Ave, decus saeculi, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Dunstable, John : Ave maris stella, for 4 voices
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Metcalf, Joanne : Il nome del bel fior :: Part IV
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1998

>Anonymous : Sancta Mater Graciae
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Godrich, St. : Crist and Sainte Marie
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Anonymous : Sancta Maria virgo
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous, English : Stond wel moder
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 12th Century

>Power, Leonel : Beata progenies, for 3 voices
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Smith, Andrew : Stond wel, Moder, under rode :: Part I
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Anonymous, English : Jesu, fili virginis
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Anonymous : Pia Mater
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Smith, Andrew : Stond wel, Moder, under rode :: Part II
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2015

>Chant, Gregorian : Gaude Maria virgo inviolata
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous : Alleluia psallat / Alleluia concinat :: Virga Jesse
  • Performers: Stephen Charlesworth (Baritone); Steven Harrold (Tenor); Catherine King (Mezzo Soprano); Julian Podger (Tenor)
  • Notes: Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex, UK (06/12/2015-06/14/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Form: Choral