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Choral Works and Athems by Kent, Handel, Mendelssohn, Chapple, Webbe, Avison, Mozart & more "The Old Colony Collection" / Harry Christophers, Handel and Haydn Society

Album Summary

>Kent, James [Composer] : Hear My Prayer, for chorus
>Elder), Thomas Linley (the : Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord, for chorus (attributed)
>Stevenson, John : Sound the Loud Timbrel, for chorus (based on Avison's Concerto Op. 9/8)
>Chapple, Samuel : I Waited Patiently for the Lord, for chorus
>Webbe, Samuel : When Winds Breathe Soft, for chorus
>Chapple, Samuel : It is a Good Thing to Give Thanks Unto the Lord, for chorus
>Stevenson, John : Hark! The Vesper Hymn is Stealing (after a Russian melody)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Chapple, Samuel : O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord, for chorus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Kent, James [Composer] : Who is this that Cometh from Edom?, for chorus
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt
>Hopson, Hal : Peace I Leave With You, for chorus (after Mendelssohn)
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Notes & Reviews:

While the music of James Kent, Charles Avison, and Samuel Webbe have largely fallen into obscurity, two centuries ago these composers' works were highly sought-after. This release aims to bring these carols back into the limelight. This diverse array of pieces include some that have never before been recorded. Harry Christopher writes: "With this recording we have returned to our grass roots- choral music... As well as being full of choruses from Handel and Haydn oratorios, it also contains verse anthems by composers such as Kent, Linley, and Chapple. There is some absolutely beautiful solo writing in these verse anthems and I do hope with this recording we bring them to life again." "A flawless Creation... it's an exceptional account of the oratorio from all points of view." (BBC Music Magazine on Haydn: The Creation) "Carols include Morten Lauridsen's sublime O magnum mysterium. It's spectacularly sung here, five minutes of slowly unfolding bliss, beautifully controlled... The disc closes with Leontovich's bracing Carol of the Bells, finishing with a resonant onomatopoeic "Bohm!" Glorious stuff." (The Arts Desk on Joy to the World)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-).



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>Kent, James [Composer] : Hear My Prayer, for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Elder), Thomas Linley (the : Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord, for chorus (attributed)
  • Performers: Margot Rood; Sonja Tengblad
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Stevenson, John : Sound the Loud Timbrel, for chorus (based on Avison's Concerto Op. 9/8)
  • Performers: David McFerrin; Margot Rood; Sonja Tengblad
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Chapple, Samuel : I Waited Patiently for the Lord, for chorus
  • Performers: Woodrow Bynum; Stefan Reed; Margot Rood
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Webbe, Samuel : When Winds Breathe Soft, for chorus
  • Performers: Jonathan Barnhart; Glenn Billingsley (Bass); Monica Hatch; Shannon Larkin (Voice); Eric Perry
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1775

>Chapple, Samuel : It is a Good Thing to Give Thanks Unto the Lord, for chorus
  • Performers: Jonas Budris; Margot Rood; Sonja Tengblad
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Stevenson, John : Hark! The Vesper Hymn is Stealing (after a Russian melody)
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He Was Cut Off / But Thou Didst Not Leave / Life Up Your Heads
  • Performer: Stefan Reed
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Chapple, Samuel : O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord, for chorus
  • Performers: Woodrow Bynum; Margot Rood; Sonja Tengblad
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Almighty God When Round Thy Shrine (Priest's Chorus)
  • Performers: Jonas Budris; David McFerrin; Sonja Tengblad
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Kent, James [Composer] : Who is this that Cometh from Edom?, for chorus
  • Performers: Jonas Budris; Woodrow Bynum; David McFerrin; Margot Rood
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt :: Moses and the Children of Israel / The Lord Shall Reign / For the Host of Pharaoh /
  • Performers: Jonathan Barnhart; Glenn Billingsley (Bass); Monica Hatch; Shannon Larkin (Voice); Eric Perry; Stefan Reed; Sonja Tengblad
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Hopson, Hal : Peace I Leave With You, for chorus (after Mendelssohn)
  • Notes: Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA (2015-04-21&2015-04-22&2015-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary