1 800 222 6872

MacMillan: Jubilate Deo; Tremunt videntes angeli; Le tombeau de Georges Roualt; Etc. / Matthew Owens / Wells Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Vaughn, organ

Audio Samples

>MacMillan, James : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Serenity, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Tremunt videntes angeli
>MacMillan, James : On Love, for treble & organ
>MacMillan, James : ...Here in hiding..., for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Give me justice, for chorus
>MacMillan, James : The Lamb has come for us from the House of David, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Le tombeau de Georges Rouault, for organ

Album Summary

>MacMillan, James : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Serenity, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Tremunt videntes angeli
>MacMillan, James : On Love, for treble & organ
>MacMillan, James : ...Here in hiding..., for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Give me justice, for chorus
>MacMillan, James : The Lamb has come for us from the House of David, for chorus & organ
>MacMillan, James : Le tombeau de Georges Rouault, for organ
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

James MacMillan is renowned for his highly original yet accessible choral music. His prolific output displays an intrinsic understanding of the human voice and his music will undoubtedly stand the test of time. MacMillan's work is inseparable from its composer's committed adherence to Roman Catholicism. A sense of this religious belief imbues much of his work, which seeks to combine the sacred with the everyday. This disc highlights the astonishing variety prevalent in his music, from the powerful and stylistically complex Magnificat and Nunc dimittis to the beautiful and intimate On Love composed in Macmillan's student days for the wedding of close friends. Wells Cathedral Choir is in fine voice and they tackle the more challenging works with aplomb and conviction. With their sensitive interpretations and luminous sound, it is easy to see why they have been labeled England's finest cathedral choir.

"Vaughn displays breathtaking virtuosity in Le tombeau...That's not all...he is called upon to add not mere accompaniments but truly virtuosic partnerships with the choir...The choir is, in a word, magnificent. Singing with impressive self-assurance and clearly revelling in Macmillan's uncanny ability to make everything sound perfectly natural even when the technical skills involved are extraordinarily demanding." -International Record Review

Gramophone Magazine
The Choir of Wells Cathedral lives up its reputation as Britain's best cathedral choir...the Wells sound, recorded with appropriate spaciousness but without excessive resonance, easily rises above occasional suggestions of Anglican gentility.

BBC Music Magazine
MacMillan's vocal writing can be dazzlingly virtuosic...Yet his shorter, simpler pieces are equally engaged with spirituality. The Wells singing is of a consistently high standard (MacMillan's trademark use of melisma is particularly well assimilated), and organist Jonathan Vaughn delivers a scintillating account of Le tombeau de George Rouault

Classic FM Magazine
This disc is a double triumph for Wells. Not only does it maintain the world-class standard of their recent recordings, it also secures beyond doubt for them a reputation as the must-have interpreters of contemporary British sacred repertoire...If you only ever buy one disc of MacMillan's choral works, then make it this one. In terms of both choral performance, and in displaying MacMillan's tremendous stylistic range, it can't be beaten.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>MacMillan, James : Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Ensemble: Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>MacMillan, James : Serenity, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>MacMillan, James : Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999

>MacMillan, James : Tremunt videntes angeli
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>MacMillan, James : On Love, for treble & organ
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>MacMillan, James : ...Here in hiding..., for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Mark Hounsell (Tenor); Jonathan Vaughn (Organ); Christopher Sheldrake (Bass); Simon Clulow; Dominic Bland
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>MacMillan, James : Give me justice, for chorus
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>MacMillan, James : The Lamb has come for us from the House of David, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>MacMillan, James : Le tombeau de Georges Rouault, for organ
  • Performer: Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
  • Conductor: Matthew Owens
  • Notes: The Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset (2010-05-26_2010-05-27&2010-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003