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Requiem - Howells and Fauré Easter - All Saints Beverly Hills - Thomas Foster Dubois - Seven Last Words of Christ - First Methodist Church, Lubbock, TX - Gordon McMillan - Frederick Swann
One of America's great cathedral men and boys choirs sings two great Requiems, one French, one English.  Recorded at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis with orchestra. In their second Gothic release, Tom Foster and the choir of All Saints' present a program of Easter music, including a significant number of first recordings. Supplemented by an eleven member brass ensemble and the organ playing of Craig Phillips, this CD shows why this choir is among the most highly regarded in Episcopal churches.

Includes "Jesus Christ is risen today", "Now the Green Blade Riseth", and Britten's Festival Te Deum.
A timeless, Romantic setting of the agony of Christ's Passion, this CD is consistently a Gothic Catalog best seller.  Sung in English, and beautifully accompanied on organ by Frederick Swann. Also included are Mendelssohn's classic "Hear My Prayer" and Dubois' Grand Chorus for organ.
Be Still My Soul - All Saints Beverly Hills - Dale Adelmann Tournemire: The Seven Last Words - Martin Jean Bach: St John Passion - 1725 version - Yale Schola Cantorum - Carrington
World Premiere Recordings! A stunning program of contemplative sacred texts set to some of the most beautiful singing we've heard. Slow, focused intensity creates a strong emotional response from many listeners, including us.  The Martin piece alone is worth the price of admission. With première recordings of new anthems by Craig Phillips and Roland Martin, this CD is also the first recording of the widely admired Choir of All Saints, Beverly Hills, under its new director, Dale Adelmann. Tournemire's rarely recorded, monumental Seven Last Words employs a dense, French late-Romantic style that makes up a musical "program," dramatically depicting the phrases uttered by Christ in his final hours. Featured performer at the 2004 and 2006 AGO conventions, Martin Jean is Professor of organ at Yale University and Director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. The rarely performed 1725 version of Bach’s St. John Passion is presented by Yale University’s premier early-music ensembles. Simon Carrington, who initiated his illustrious musical career as cofounder of the King’s Singers, directs this live performance.
Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles - Tenebrae - Nigel Short Berlioz Requiem - Washington Chorus - Shafer
Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot
Tenebrae (choral ensemble), directed by Nigel Short

The 62-minute a cappella choral work, "Path of Miracles" depicts the journey of medieval pilgrims to Santiago, Spain, resting place of St. James.  Extensive use of ostinato patterns, soaring soprano lines, and Tenebrae's incomparible vocal virtuosity make this CD a must-have for anyone who likes contemporary choral music.

One reviewer wrote: "I would go as far to suggest that Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” is to the first decade of the 21st-century what Arvo Pärt’s "Passio" was twenty years earlier." (Classics.com)  Another said, "Path of Miracles is little short of a musical miracle itself."  

This hybrid super-audio CD (SACD) plays in both a standard CD player, and those equipped for SACD.
The Grammy® award-winning Washington Chorus and Orchestra join forces with the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir in this performance of Berlioz’s Requiem, op.5, recorded live at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In its intensity, massive scale, and lyricism, the Requiem represents the height of French Romanticism, and remains one of the most awe-inspiring works in the history of music.
   
 
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