Music for Easter

HAEC DIES: Music for Easter

LASSUS Aurora lucis rutila
TAVERNER Dum transisset Sabbatum
SCHEIDT Surrexit Christus hodie
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Easter from ‘Five Mystical Songs’
BYRD Hæc dies
Matthew MARTIN Hæc dies*
PLAINCHANT Victimæ paschali laudes
BASSANO Dic nobis Maria
PLAINCHANT Terra tremuit
PALESTRINA Terra tremuit
LASSUS Surrexit pastor bonus
HALLER Surrexit pastor bonus
BYRD Pascha nostrum
L’HÉRITIER Surrexit pastor bonus
RACHMANINOV Dnes’ spaseniye
WESLEY Blessed be the God and Father
HADLEY My beloved spake
STANFORD Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
LASSUS Magnificat octavi toni super ‘Aurora lucis rutilat’

* world premiere recording

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Matthew Jorysz | organ
Graham Ross | conductor
Harmonia Mundi HMU907655

Purchase from iTunes here

“uplifting” **** Financial Times

“Clare College Choir, founded in 1971, set the gold standard for mixed collegiate choirs and maintains its prowess in this disc of Easter music. … ear-catching and spirited” *** The Observer

“I can’t think of a better collection of music for Easter” MusicWeb International

“superbly rendered polyphony” St Louis Post-Dispatch

“topmost caliber … sumptuous’ Santa Fe New Mexican