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A Year At Kings / Stephen Cleobury

Audio Samples

>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat Antiphons
>     O Weisheit
>     O Immanuel
>Guerrero, Francisco (Renaissance) : Canite tuba in Sion, motet
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Lassus, Orlando de : Videntes stellam magi
>Eccard, Johannes : When to the temple Mary went, motet for choir
>Holst, Gustav : Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Philips, Peter : Surgens Jesus
>Wood, Charles : 'Tis the Day of Resurrection
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Ascendens Christus in altum, motet for 5 voices
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Motets (3), Op. 38
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track

Album Summary

>Pärt, Arvo : Magnificat Antiphons
>Guerrero, Francisco (Renaissance) : Canite tuba in Sion, motet
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël
>Lassus, Orlando de : Videntes stellam magi
>Eccard, Johannes : When to the temple Mary went, motet for choir
>Holst, Gustav : Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
>Philips, Peter : Surgens Jesus
>Wood, Charles : 'Tis the Day of Resurrection
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : Ascendens Christus in altum, motet for 5 voices
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Motets (3), Op. 38
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
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Notes & Reviews:

The Choir of King's College Cambridge is arguably the world's most famous choral group. This new album is a tour of the ecclesiastical year from Advent through to Ascension. A Year at King's includes such favorites as Allegri's 'Miserere' and Barber's 'Agnus Dei', an arrangement of his famous 'Adagio for Strings', as well as the first recording of Tavener's Away in a Manger, written for King's College Choir's 2004 'Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'. The rest of the program comprises works composed between the 15th and 20th centuries by Palestrina, Part and Poulenc, Lassus, Holst, Guerrero, Eccard, Peter Philips and Stanford. The disc is rounded off with a spectacular performance of Tallis' 'Spem in alium'. On this, as on many previous King's College Choir recordings, the conductor is Stephen Cleobury, organist and Director of Music at King's since 1982.

BBC Music Magazine
Allegri's Miserere brings an outstandingly involving interpretation to light, the stratospheric top Cs for solo treble not unduly spotlighted, and marvellously natural unison phrasing in the plainchant sections...[a] firmly recommendable introduction to how the King's choir sounds at present.

Gramophone Magazine
Highly proficient, taking easily in their stride the most elaborate polyphony and answering all the demands...The great motet by Tallis is heard in a new way, moving ahead with resolution and assurance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England.



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Works Details

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Magnificat Antiphons :: O Weisheit
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1988

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Magnificat Antiphons :: O Immanuel
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1988

>Guerrero, Francisco (Renaissance) : Canite tuba in Sion, motet
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Hodie Christus natus est
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Christmas : Away in a Manger
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1885

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1951

>Lassus, Orlando de : Videntes stellam magi
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Eccard, Johannes : When to the temple Mary went, motet for choir
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Holst, Gustav : Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
  • Performers: Edmund Rex; Simon Chambers
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Barber, Samuel : Agnus Dei
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Philips, Peter : Surgens Jesus
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 16th Century

>Wood, Charles : 'Tis the Day of Resurrection
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : Ascendens Christus in altum, motet for 5 voices
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1572

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Motets (3), Op. 38
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, England (07/06/2009-07/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Performer: Peter Stevens (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern