Choral Music of Leo Sowerby - Digital Download
Part of an historic series of recordings from Trinity Church, Wall Street, this recording highlights the music of American composer Leo Sowerby. Larry King was the director of music for this series recorded for Gothic.
A master of improvisation in Anglican style, Gerre Hancock, plays the great organ of St Thomas Church in NYC. Also includes works by Bach, de Grigny, and Reger.
Silence & Music/All Saints Beverly Hills
World Premier Recordings! Under the direction of Thomas Foster, this choir has gained a national reputation for a deeply intense and meaningful singing style. Specializing in contemporary Anglican music, this choir soars on long notes and can sustain the listener's attention, especially at slow tempos. The choir is complemented by their extraordinary organ-composer, Craig Phillips, whose "Hodie, Christus natus est" is included here. This is their debut recording on Gothic.
With Heart & Voice / Choir of Trinity Church, Boston
Historic Trinity Church on Copley Square in Boston is the setting for this program of choral music. A generous amount of music from the Anglican tradition included, but what makes this recording distinctive is the inclusion of music from other traditions, including the spiritual There is a Balm in Gilead, the F. Melius Christiansen arrangement of Beautiful Saviour, and the only recording of the Victorian classic, "The Holy City" that we are aware of.
Hymns through the Ages/All Saints Beverly Hills
World Premier Recordings! On their second recording for Gothic, the choir of All Saints Beverly Hills provides a superb sampling of the current state of contemporary Anglican hymnody. Included here are numerous familiar tunes with descants old and new, and a few first recordings as well Among the latter is a tune by Thomas Foster honoring organ builder, C. B. Fisk. The choir is beautifully accompanied by Craig Phillips on an organ refined by Manuel Rosales.
Easter/All Saints Beverly Hills
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.
Evensong for Epiphany/Grace Cathedral
Given the emphasis our culture places on Christmas, it is easy to forget Epiphany on January 6. It is, however, a feast with its own music and character. The superb choir of men and boys perform a complete liturgy of choral Evensong for Epiphany, with prayers, readings, and music.
Hymns through the Centuries Vol. 1/Cathedral Choral Society
This is our most popular hymn CD. Great hymns from the broad church tradition sung by a large choir in a monumental space with a large organ. You will be singing along—guaranteed! Includes "Ye watchers and ye holy ones," "A mighty fortress is our God," "O sacred head," "All glory, laud and honor," "Abide with me," "Rock of Ages" and many other favorites.
Hymns through the Centuries, v.2/Cathedral Choral Society
The Washington National Cathedral Choral Society follows their best-selling first volume of great hymns. Booklet contains notes on the history of each hymn and texts. Includes "In the bleak midwinter," "Rejoice, ye pure in Heart!," "Come down, O Love divine,":All my hope on God is founded," and "Lord of all hopefulness" among many others.
Craig Phillips: A Festival Song/All Saints Beverly Hills
World Premier Recordings! In addition to his work as a composer of religious music, Craig Phillips has composed a substantial number of works for organ as well as several chamber pieces scored for solo instruments with organ accompaniment. This recording includes works for a cappella chorus and accompanied chorus, as well as works for organ plus other instruments.
Welcome All Wonders/Cathedral Choral Society
Known for their best-selling CD series, "Hymns through the Centuries," the Cathedral Choral Society presents a new program of Christmas works in the spacious acoustics of the Washington National Cathedral. Includes carols with instrumental accompaniment and solo works for carillon, brass, and organ.
Sounds of Light / Choir of Trinity Church, Boston
A program of classic choral works from the 16th to the 20th century, from Byrd to Tavener, this recording also includes new settings of familiar texts, such as “This little light of mine” and “God so loved the World.” Boston’s Trinity Choir is a critically acclaimed ensemble that has been hailed as “one of North America’s treasures” by Classicstoday.com.
Be Still, My Soul/All Saints' Beverly Hills
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.
Hallock: Cathedral Anthems/Choral Arts
This CD includes both large and small-scale works for choir, with and without instruments, most recorded here for the first time. Hallock was the organist and choirmaster of St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle for forty years, composing an impressive array of original choral works in the Anglican tradition. "To listen to this disc is to be in the grip of a great magnetic force...visionary... breathtaking in every way."--- Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians
Advent Procession 'O' Antiphons/St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle
The famous Advent Sunday service at St Mark's Cathedral consists of seven lessons and carols done in procession. Each is lesson/carol set is based on one of the "O" Antiphons," seven ancient Advent verses that each begin with the word "O". These antiphons later became the basis of the hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel".
Fair with her Firstborn/Tudor Choir
"Shape note music, Shaker songs, Sheppard, Tallis, and Victoria: This is a choir to watch!" - Fanfare magazine. The music on this recording spans many centuries, including 20th-century carols, Tudor polyphony, and chant from medieval England's Sarum rite. Producing a choral sound that is distinctly English in heritage, the Tudor Choir sings this music with intelligence and heart.
Praise the Spirit: Sacred Music of David Ashley White/Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
David Ashley White is one of the most popular composers in the Episcopal Church today. From anthems to hymns, this recording offers a variety of music and texts. The Choir of Palmer Church has long been associated with White's music, and gives the program a polished performance in a reverberant setting. Recorded by the legendary John Proffitt.
Choral Music of Edward Elgar/Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/Marlow
Richard Marlow's final recording as director of the Trinity Colleg echoir (Cambridge, England)! The choral works of Edward Elgar are gems of the English Romantic tradition. Under the direction of Marlow, the choir of Trinity College was the first mixed choir in a Cambridge college. As an adult mixed choir, they have the distinctive, clear English sound we admire, but with the power that only mature voices can produce. Highly recommended!
The Choral Music of Stephen Caracciolo / Cathedra (McCarthy)
The second of this series of new American choral music from the Washington National Cathedral features the popular composer Stephen Caracciolo, whose works have been performed and broadcast by many groups nationwide, including Cantus. This is also the first recording of an elite new choral ensemble, Cathedra, based at the National Cathedral directed by Michael McCarthy.
The Choral Music of James D'Angelo/ Cathedra (McCarthy)
An American living in England, D’Angelo’s compositional style also blends the influences of Debussy/Ravel, Holst and Prokofieff with the neoclassicism of Hindemith. The program consists of a Missa Brevis and Evensong settings, plus organ interludes and voluntaries played by Scott Dettra.
The Choral Music of Gary Davison/ Cathedra (McCarthy)
Gary Davison, a native of the Southwestern United States, has found favor with performers, critics and audiences alike for the idiomatic expression and freshness of voice in his writing. His primary focus is in the choral medium, for which he has earned recognition as one of North America’s leading composers in the refined Anglican choral tradition.
American Canticle / Cathedral of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann
The two canticles for Anglican Evensong, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, are presented here in diverse settings by American composers including Craig Phillips, Roland Martin, Leo Sowerby, Gerald Near, Howard Helvey and Harold Friedell. Also included are first recordings of Craig Phillips’ Jubilate Deo and Larry King’s A Canticle of Praise. Performed by the choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta) with brass and percussion from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dale Adelmann directs; David Fishburn and Patrick Scott are the organists.
Choral Music by 20th Century American Composers
Part of a series of historic recordings made at Trinity Church (Wall Street) in the early 1990s under the direction of Larry King. The series features American composers Louie L. White, John Corigliano, Ulysses S. Kay, Ned Rorem, Richard Dirksen, Richard Felciano, Daniel Pinkham, William Albright, Calvin Hampton and Lee Hoiby.