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Bright Orb of Harmony - Henry Purcell, James MacMillan ()

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composed by Henry Purcell, James MacMillan

The Sixteen have had phenomenal success with their precise yet agreeable choral singing, especially in their native Britain; this release carries a strip billing the group as "the voices of Classic FM," the crossover network that has, depending on whom you ask, either saved classical music in Britain or destroyed it. Of course the truth is somewhere in between. The program here is innovative and sticks in your head -- for this the Sixteen and director Harry Christophers deserve credit. The combination of short choral pieces ...

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  1. Jehova, quam multi sunt, sacred song for tenor, bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 135
  2. Miserere Mei ("Canon 4 in 2"), canon for 4 voices, Z. 109
  3. Remember not, Lord, our offences, anthem for chorus & organ, Z. 50
  4. Beati omnes, hymn, for soprano, bass, chorus & continuo, Z. 131
  5. O bone Jesu, for a cappella chorus
  6. Let mine eyes run down with tears, anthem for soloists, chorus & organ, Z. 24
  7. Mitte manum tuam, motet for chorus (Strathclyde Motet)
  8. A Child's Prayer, for treble, chorus & organ
  9. Sedebit Dominus Rex, motet for chorus (Strathclyde Motet)
  10. O dive custos Auriacae domus ("On the death of Queen Mary"), song for 2 sopranos & continuo, Z. 504
  11. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27
  12. Funeral Sentences (for the funeral of Queen Mary), Z. 27: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (1695)
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Bright Orb of Harmony - Henry Purcell, James MacMillan
2009, Coro

UPC: 828021606922

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