VENI EMMANUEL
Music for Advent

Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent
Veni Emmanuel:
Music for Advent

PLAINCHANT: Veni, veni Emmanuel
WILLIAM BYRD: Vigilate
ANTIPHON I: O Sapientia
HERBERT HOWELLS: The fear of the Lord
ANTIPHON II: O Adonaï
RODERICK WILLIAMS: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel
ANTIPHON III: O Radix Jesse
MICHAEL PRAETORIUS arr. SANDSTRÖM: Es ist Ein Ros’ entsprungen
ANTIPHON IV: O Clavis David
JOHN SHEPPARD: Audivi vocem de caelo
ANTIPHON V: O Oriens
JOHN RUTTER: Hymn to the Creator of Light
J. S. BACH: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Say where is He born
ANTIPHON VI: O Rex Gentium
PETER WARLOCK: Bethlehem Down
GRAHAM ROSS: I sing of a maiden*
ANTIPHON VII: O Emmanuel
JOHN TAVENER: God is with us
ANTIPHON VIII: O Virgo virginum
SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Bogoroditsye Dyevo
HERBERT HOWELLS: Magnificat (Gloucester Service)
TRADITIONAL arr. ROSS: O come, O come, Emmanuel*

* world première recordings

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Graham Ross | conductor
Nicolas Haigh | organ

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“John Tavener’s ‘God is with us’ [has been] recorded often before, but it’s heartening’ to find the piece sounding so exciting and magnificent in the Advent collection ‘Veni Emmanuel’ from the excellent Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. … Here is music to transform your life.” * * * * Geoff Brown, The Times

“Ross’ appreciation of repertoire is quite impressive, making this an admirable release for this current period of waiting for Advent.” Stephen Smoliar, www.examiner.com

“The Choir of Clare College sound exceptionally good, hauntingly so. … Conductor Graham Ross deserves hearty congratulations for the wonderful precision and passion of the performances. … It is a hands-down winner.” Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

“fabulous singing … glorious acoustics” Stephen Ritter, Audiophile Audition

“exquisitely sung” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“a fine, well-balanced sound … an exemplary way of producing a diverse collection of music” J. F. Weber, Fanfare

 

Harmonia Mundi HMU907579

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