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Veni Emmanuel - Music for Advent / Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

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>Chant, Gregorian : O, Emmanuel-Gaudebunt campi-Veni, Domine, antiphon
>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum
>Chant, Gregorian : O sapientia, antiphon
>Howells, Herbert : The Fear of the Lord, anthem
>Chant, Gregorian : O Adonai, antiphon, Mode 2
>Williams, Roderick : O Adonai, for choir
>Chant, Gregorian : O Radix Jesse, antiphon
>Praetorious, Michael : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
>Chant, Gregorian : O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
>Sheppard, John : Audivi Vocem de Coelo for 4 voices
>Chant, Gregorian : O Oriens II, Antienne and Magnificat, Cantique
>Rutter, John : Hymn to the Creator of Light
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 436 (BC F109)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus
>     Say, where is He born; There shall a star from Jacob
>Chant, Gregorian : O Rex gloriae, antiphon
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Ross, Graham : I sing of a maiden, for soprano, chorus & organ
>Chant, Gregorian : O Emmanuel, antiphon, Mode 2
>Tavener, John : God is with us
>Chant, Gregorian : O Virgo virginum, antiphon
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : All-Night Vivil, Op. 37
>     no 6 Bogoroditse Dyevo
>Howells, Herbert : Gloucester Service
>     Magnificat
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol

Album Summary

>Chant, Gregorian : O, Emmanuel-Gaudebunt campi-Veni, Domine, antiphon
>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum
>Chant, Gregorian : O sapientia, antiphon
>Howells, Herbert : The Fear of the Lord, anthem
>Chant, Gregorian : O Adonai, antiphon, Mode 2
>Williams, Roderick : O Adonai, for choir
>Chant, Gregorian : O Radix Jesse, antiphon
>Praetorious, Michael : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
>Chant, Gregorian : O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
>Sheppard, John : Audivi Vocem de Coelo for 4 voices
>Chant, Gregorian : O Oriens II, Antienne and Magnificat, Cantique
>Rutter, John : Hymn to the Creator of Light
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 436 (BC F109)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus
>Chant, Gregorian : O Rex gloriae, antiphon
>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
>Ross, Graham : I sing of a maiden, for soprano, chorus & organ
>Chant, Gregorian : O Emmanuel, antiphon, Mode 2
>Tavener, John : God is with us
>Chant, Gregorian : O Virgo virginum, antiphon
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : All-Night Vivil, Op. 37
>Howells, Herbert : Gloucester Service
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The familiar hymn Veni Emmanuel is emblematic of the Advent season - a period of reflection upon the meaning of Christ's coming. Framing this program by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, directed by Graham Ross, the hymn paraphrases the great 'O' Antiphons (plainchant settings traditionally sung on the days leading up to Christmas), complemented here by later works echoing their rich imagery and symbolism.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Here (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Here (04/2012).



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>Chant, Gregorian : O, Emmanuel-Gaudebunt campi-Veni, Domine, antiphon
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Ensemble: Choir of Clare College Cambridge
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas

>Byrd, William : Liber primus sacrarum cantionum
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : O sapientia, antiphon
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Howells, Herbert : The Fear of the Lord, anthem
  • Performer: William McKie (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Chant, Gregorian : O Adonai, antiphon, Mode 2
  • Performers: John Jones; Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Williams, Roderick : O Adonai, for choir
  • Performers: Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Stefan Kennedy; Gabrielle Haigh
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Chant, Gregorian : O Radix Jesse, antiphon
  • Performers: Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Nicholas Mogg
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Praetorious, Michael : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
  • Performers: John Jones; Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Stefan Kennedy; Lois Salem
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Chant, Gregorian : O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
  • Performers: Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Madeleine Seale
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Sheppard, John : Audivi Vocem de Coelo for 4 voices
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Chant, Gregorian : O Oriens II, Antienne and Magnificat, Cantique
  • Performers: Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Stefan Kennedy
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Rutter, John : Hymn to the Creator of Light
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1992

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 436 (BC F109)
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Christus :: Say, where is He born; There shall a star from Jacob
  • Performers: William McKie (Organ); John Jones; Stefan Kennedy; Nicholas Mogg
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1847

>Chant, Gregorian : O Rex gloriae, antiphon
  • Performers: William Cole (Organ); Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Warlock, Peter [Composer] : Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1927

>Ross, Graham : I sing of a maiden, for soprano, chorus & organ
  • Performers: Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Madeleine Seale
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas

>Chant, Gregorian : O Emmanuel, antiphon, Mode 2
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Tavener, John : God is with us
  • Performers: Nicholas Mogg; William McKie (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1987

>Chant, Gregorian : O Virgo virginum, antiphon
  • Performers: Nicolas Haigh (Organ); Eleanor Brindle
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : All-Night Vivil, Op. 37 :: no 6 Bogoroditse Dyevo
  • Performer: Nicolas Haigh (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Howells, Herbert : Gloucester Service :: Magnificat
  • Performer: William McKie (Organ)
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performers: William McKie (Organ); Lois Salem
  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Notes: Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (03/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (03/2012); Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Herefordshire, UK (04/2012); All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London, UK (04/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century