Veni Emmanuel ()

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composed by Christmas Traditional, Felix Mendelssohn, Graham Ross, Gregorian Chant, Herbert Howells, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Rutter, John Sheppard, John Tavener, Michael Praetorius, Peter Warlock, Roderick Williams, Sergey Rachmaninov, William Byrd

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, is not one of the big names among the top British collegiate choirs, but it has made some fine recordings and is coming on strong. The present album was launched with a U.S. tour, suggesting that the choir is seeking wider attention. At any rate, it's a strong example of its seasonal type. The program presents a selection of music for Advent, with polyphonic pieces framed by pieces of chant as if in a liturgical usage. The polyphonic pieces, however, come from different periods of ...

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  1. O, Emmanuel-Gaudebunt campi-Veni, Domine, antiphon
  2. Vigilate, motet for 5 voices (SATBarB)
  3. O sapientia, antiphon
  4. The Fear of the Lord, anthem
  5. O Adonai, antiphon, Mode 2
  6. O Adonai, for choir
  7. O Radix Jesse, antiphon
  8. Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
  9. O clavis David, antiphon, Mode 2
  10. Audivi Vocem de Coelo for 4 voices
  11. O Oriens II, Antienne and Magnificat, Cantique
  12. Hymn to the Creator of Light, for unaccompanied double choir
  13. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, chorale setting for 4 voices, BWV 436 (BC F109)
  14. Christus, oratorio, Op. 97 (unfinished): Say, where is He born; There shall a star from Jacob
  15. O Rex gloriae, antiphon
  16. Bethlehem Down, carol for chorus & organ
  17. I sing of a maiden, for soprano, chorus & organ
  18. O Emmanuel, antiphon, Mode 2
  19. God is with us (A Christmas Proclamation), for tenor, chorus & organ
  20. O Virgo virginum, antiphon
  21. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: No. 6 Bogoroditse Dyevo
  22. Gloucester Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis: Magnificat
  23. O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
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Veni Emmanuel
2013, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 093046757922


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