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Christmas Vespers at Westminster Cathedral ()

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composed by Gregorian Chant, Heinrich Schütz, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Jean Langlais, Matthew Martin, Plainchant, Thomas Tallis, Tomás Luis de Victoria

The title, like all good titles, sums it up: Christmas Eve Vespers at Westminster Cathedral. And in fact this disc does contain exactly that: performances of five seasonally appropriate psalms complete with matching antiphons and organ improvisations preceded by an Introit by Sweelinck, followed by a cappella choral works by Tallis, Victoria, and Schütz, and concluded with Langlais' celebratory organ work Fête as performed by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral led by Martin Baker with organist Matthew Martin. For more ...

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  1. Gaude et laetare, Jerusalem, motet for 5 voices & continuo (Cantiones Sacrae No. 18)
  2. Deus in adjutorium meum intende
  3. Rex pacificus, antiphon, mode 8
  4. Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109), alleluja
  5. Rex pacificus, antiphon, mode 8
  6. Organ Improvisation
  7. Magnificatus est, antiphon, mode 7
  8. Confiteantur Tibi Populi, antiphona in Choro
  9. Magnificatus est, antiphon, mode 7
  10. Organ Improvisation
  11. Completi Sunt Dies Mariae, antiphon
  12. Beatus vir (Psalm 111), alleluja
  13. Completi Sunt Dies Mariae, antiphon
  14. Organ Improvisation
  15. Work(s): Scitote (Psalm Antiphon)
  16. Work(s): Laudate pueri (Psalm)
  17. Work(s): Scitote (Psalm Antiphon)
  18. Organ Improvisation
  19. Work(s): Levate (Psalm Antiphon)
  20. Laudate dominum (psalmody alleluiaticum)
  21. Work(s): Levate (Psalm Antiphon)
  22. Organ Improvisation
  23. Work(s): Apparuit benignitas (Chapter)
  24. Work(s): Responsorium breve
  25. Work(s): Christe redemptor omnium (Hymn)
  26. Work(s): Crastina die (Versicle)
  27. Cum ortus fuerit sol de caelo, antiphon (1st Vespers, Nativity of Our Lord, 25 December)
  28. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, for 5 voices, P. 73: Magnificat à 5
  29. Work(s): Cum ortus fuerit (Magnificat Antiphon)
  30. Work(s): Tonus Orationis
  31. Benedicamus Domino (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)
  32. Alma Redemptoris mater, antiphon for 5 voices
  33. Work(s): Post partum
  34. Work(s): Elogium
  35. Hodie Christus natus est, for soprano, tenor & continuo, SWV 315 (Op. 9/10)
  36. Fête, for organ, Op. 51
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Christmas Vespers at Westminster Cathedral
2006, Hyperion

UPC: 034571175225


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