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Carmina Celtica / World Premiere recordings of Medieval & Contemporary Spiritual Songs

> Salve splendor [14th Century, Inchcolm Antiphoner] - Salve splendor [14th Century, Inchcolm Antiphoner]
> The Strathclyde Motets - The Strathclyde Motets: Os mutorum
> Confessor Dei [14th Century, Inchcolm Antiphoner] - Confessor Dei [14th Century, Inchcolm Antiphoner]
> O quam mirabilis - O quam mirabilis
> Green grow the rushes [18th Century, Scotland] - Green grow the rushes [18th Century, Scotland]
> Lorica - Lorica
> Flower Garland - Flower Garland
> 5 Lauds Antiphons [Office for St. Brigit] - 5 Lauds Antiphons [Office for St. Brigit]
> Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria [St. Andrews Music Book] - Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria [St. Andrews Music Book]
> Through the wood Laudie [17th and 18th Century, Scotland] - Through the wood Laudie [17th and 18th Century, Scotland]
> Shining Light - Shining Light
> Beatus Gallus - Beatus Gallus
> There is nothing brighter than the sun - There is nothing brighter than the sun
> A solis occasu - A solis occasu
> Ubi flumen praesulis - Ubi flumen praesulis
> Sacrosanctam Kentegernus - Sacrosanctam Kentegernus
> The Stars in their Courses - The Stars in their Courses
> 2 Hadiths - 2 Hadiths

Album Summary

>Anonymous, Inchcolm Antiphoner : Salve splendor
>MacMillan, James : Os mutorum, for chorus
>Anonymous, Inchcolm Antiphoner : Confessor Dei
>Moody, Ivan : O quam mirabilis, for chorus
>Anonymous, Scottish : Green Grow the Rashes O! (Balcarres Lute Book)
>McGlynn, Michael : Lorica, for chorus
>McGarr, Peter : Flower Garland, for chorus
>Buckley, Ann : Five Lauds Antiphons, for chorus
>Book, Anonymous, W. L. : Through the Wood Laudie, for lute
>Anonymous : Inviolata integra et casta es Maria, for ensemble
>Metcalf, Joanne : Shining Light, for chorus
>Anonymous : Beatus Gallus
>Rowe, Rebecca : There Is Nothing Brighter Than the Sun, for chorus
>Anonymous : A solis occasu
>Jackson, Gabriel : Ubi flumen praesulis, for chorus
>Breviary, Anonymous, S. : Sacrosanctam Kentegernus
>McCarthy, James : The Stars in Their Courses, for chorus
>Tavener, John : Two Hadiths, for female chorus & renaissance bray harp
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Classic FM Magazine
The voices are pure, beautifully tuned and finely balanced even at the tightest, most radiant dissonances... Taylor's various harps have an honest, rustic appeal... Top-quality singing with the programme blurring the expected distinction between ancient and modern.

The Observer
All [works] pick up on the distinctive resonance of Scots spirituality and the immaculate tuning and balance of the four female singers of Canty. William Taylor weaves harp interludes with atmospheric skill, even enhancing the plainchant. Ethereally beautiful.

Gramophone Magazine
There's a genuine and honest attempt to integrate old and new elements here... What provides the recording with a very special dimension is the harp-playing of William Taylor

Financial Times
Take four female voices versed in medieval music, record them in Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirk, and you have the recipe for an outstanding disc of ancient and contemporary spiritual songs, all recorded for the first time.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-).



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Works Details

>Anonymous, Inchcolm Antiphoner : Salve splendor
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>MacMillan, James : Os mutorum, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anonymous, Inchcolm Antiphoner : Confessor Dei
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Moody, Ivan : O quam mirabilis, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anonymous, Scottish : Green Grow the Rashes O! (Balcarres Lute Book)
  • Performer: William Taylor (Harp)
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.

>McGlynn, Michael : Lorica, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>McGarr, Peter : Flower Garland, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Buckley, Ann : Five Lauds Antiphons, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Book, Anonymous, W. L. : Through the Wood Laudie, for lute
  • Performer: William Taylor (Harp)
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Inviolata integra et casta es Maria, for ensemble
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Metcalf, Joanne : Shining Light, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Anonymous : Beatus Gallus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Rowe, Rebecca : There Is Nothing Brighter Than the Sun, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anonymous : A solis occasu
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Jackson, Gabriel : Ubi flumen praesulis, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Breviary, Anonymous, S. : Sacrosanctam Kentegernus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>McCarthy, James : The Stars in Their Courses, for chorus
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Tavener, John : Two Hadiths, for female chorus & renaissance bray harp
  • Ensemble: Canty
  • Notes: Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (2009-02-24_2009-02-26&2009-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 2007