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In the Beginning ()

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composed by Aaron Copland, Eric Whitacre, Gabriel Jackson, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Gustav Holst, Nicolas Gombert, Pawel Lukaszewski, Thomas Weelkes

In the Beginning is the debut album of the Choir of Merton College, Oxford, founded and directed by Peter Phillips and Benjamin Nicholas. The eight works are related to three themes: there are three Nunc Dimittis settings, three of David's lament over Absalom, and two using "In the beginning" texts, one from Genesis and one from the Gospel of John. The varied repertoire, ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century, showcases the group's versatility and includes works by Nicolas Gombert, Palestrina, Weelkes, Holst, ...

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  1. In the Beginning was the Word, for chorus
  2. Lugebat David Absalon, motet for 8 voices
  3. When David heard (O my son Absalom), sacred madrigal in 2 sections for 6 voices
  4. When David Heard, for chorus
  5. Nunc dimittis, motet for 8 voices
  6. Nunc Dimittis, for chorus, H. 127
  7. Nunc dimittis, for chorus
  8. In the Beginning, for mezzo-soprano & chorus
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In the Beginning
2011, Delphian

UPC: 801918340727


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