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[Classical/Vocal] VA - 100 Best Sacred (2007) [6CD] [FLAC] [1.98 GB]

VA - 100 Best Sacred (2007) [6CD]
| FLAC+CUE | 6CD (1.98 GB) | Classical/Vocal |
| Label: EMI Classics | Cover Included | 2007 |
This 6CD collection features works from Byrd to Barber via Brahms and provides a fascinating insight into the evolution of sacred music.

Tracklist:
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CD 1 - 500 YEARS OF SACRED MUSIC
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GREGORIAN CHANT

01. Sub tuum praesidium
Monks & Choir of Downside Abbey
David Lawson & Dom Dunstan O’Keeffe
P 1996 Virgin Records Ltd. (1.02)

ALLEGRI

02. Miserere mei, Deus (vv.1–4 & 17–20)
Timothy Beasley-Murray treble · Gerald Finley cantor
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
P 1984 (5.44)

DUNSTABLE

03. Veni Sancte Spiritus
Hilliard Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier
P 1984/1987* EMI Electrola GmbH (6.24)

TALLIS

04. O nata lux
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir Philip Ledger
P 1982/1994* DDD (1.53)

SHEPPARD

05. Verbum caro factum est
Clerkes of Oxenford / David Wulstan
P 1978/1993* (6.41)

GIOVANNI GABRIELI

06. Buccinate in neomenia tuba
Ambrosian Singers · Barry Rose organ
String & Brass Ensemble / Denis Stevens
P 1970/2007* (4.17)

LUIS DE VICTORIA

07. O magnum mysterium
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir David Willcocks
P 1965/2007* (4.08)

BYRD

08. Ave verum corpus
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir David Willcocks
P 1965/2007* (4.38)

PALESTRINA

09. Tu es Petrus
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir David Willcocks
P 1965/2004* (3.57)

DUFAY

10. Missa ‘L’Homme arme’ – Kyrie
Hilliard Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier
P 1987 (4.07)

LASSUS

11. Missa super ‘Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera’ – Gloria
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge / George Guest
P 1991 (4.16)

TYE

12. Missa ‘Euge bone’ – Credo
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir Philip Ledger
P 1982/1995* (5.29)

ISAAC

13. Missa Paschale – Sanctus
Hilliard Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier
P 1983 EMI Electrola GmbH
Recorded in co-production with WDR (4.25)

BYRD

14. Mass a 4 – Agnus Dei
Hilliard Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier
P 1984 (3.51)

JOSQUIN

15. Absalon, fili mi
Hilliard Ensemble directed by Paul Hillier
P 1984 (4.26)

GIBBONS

16. Hosanna to the son of David
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir David Willcocks
P 1965/2004* (3.11)

TALLIS

17. Spem in alium
Taverner Choir · Wim Becu bass sackbut
Paul Nicholson & Alan Wilson organs / Andrew Parrott
P 1989 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (10.24)

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CD 2 - SACRED GLORIES OF THE BAROQUE
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VIVALDI
Gloria RV589

01. Gloria in excelsis Deo (2.25)
02. Laudamus te
Sarah Fox & Deborah Norman sopranos
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury
P 2000 (2.27)

J.S. BACH

03. Magnificat in D BWV243 – Magnificat anima mea
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury
P 2000 (2.59)

HANDEL ed. Lam

04. Messiah – For unto us a child is born
Ambrosian Singers · English Chamber OrchestraSir Charles Mackerras
P 1967/1989* (4.17)

J.S. BACH

05. Christmas Oratorio – Bereite dich, Zion
Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Philip Ledger
P 1977/1996 (5.31)

HANDEL

06. Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury
P 2000 (5.18)

J.S. BACH

07. Mass in B minor
Cum Sancto Spiritu (4.21)
08. Et incarnatus est
Chor & Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen
Rundfunks / Eugen Jochum
P 1982 (4.27)
09. O Mensch, bewein dein’ Sunde gro? –
Chorale prelude BWV622
Peter Hurford at the organ of the Martinikerk,
Groningen, Holland
P 1993 (5.23)
10. ‘Wachet auf, uns ruft die Stimme’
BWV140 – Zion hort die Wachter singen
South German Madrigal Choir
Consortium Musicum / Wolfgang Gonnenwein
P 1967/1995* EMI Electrola GmbH (4.44)
11. St Matthew Passion – Erbarme dich, mein Gott
Stephanie Blythe contralto
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris / John Nelson
P 2001 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (6.22)
12. ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’
BWV147 – Jesus bleibet meine Freude
(Jesu, joy of man’s desiring)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir David Willcocks
P 1972/1989* (3.29)

PURCELL

13. Thou knowest, Lord
(Funeral Music for Queen Mary) Z58c
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble / Sir Philip Ledger
P 1977/1989* (2.19)
14. Hear my prayer, O Lord Z15
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir Philip Ledger
P 1977/1991* (2.10)
15. HASSLER harm. J.S. BACH
15 St Matthew Passion – O sacred head, sore
wounded (Passion Chorale)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir David Willcocks
P 1973/1994* (2.42)

LOTTI

16. Crucifixus a 8
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir Philip Ledger
P 1978/1994* (3.41)

HANDEL ed. Lam
Messiah

17. I know that my redeemer liveth 6.38
18. Hallelujah Chorus
Elizabeth Harwood soprano · Ambrosian Singers
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras
P 1967/1987* (4.01)

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CD 3 - MOZART, HAYDN & BEETHOVEN
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MOZART ed. Beyer
Requiem in D minor K626

01. Introit: Requiem aeternam (4.27)
02. Kyrie (2.33)
03. Lacrimosa dies illa 2.56
Felicity Lott soprano
London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Franz Welser-Most
P 1990 (2.56)
04. Vesperae solennes de confessore K339 –
Laudate Dominum
Barbara Hendricks soprano · Academy Chorus
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner
P 1987 EMI Music France (5.26)
05. Regina coeli K127 – Regina coeli
Kolner Kammerchor · Collegium Cartusianum
Peter Neumann
P 1989 EMI Electrola GmbH (4.02)
6. Mass in C minor K427 – Laudamus te
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Raymond Leppard
P 1974/1986* (4.53)
07. Mass in C ‘Coronation’ K317 – Benedictus
Edda Moser soprano · Julia Hamari mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau baritone
Chor und Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Eugen Jochum
P 1977/1986* (3.13)
08. Exsultate, jubilate K165 – Alleluia
Lucia Popp soprano
English Chamber Orchestra / Georg Fischer
P 1967/1988* (2.53)
09. Ave verum corpus K618
Swedish Radio Chorus · Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti
P 1990 (3.23)

HAYDN ed. Temperley

10. The Creation
With verdure clad (4.51)
11. The heavens are telling
Arleen Auger soprano · Philip Langridge tenor
David Thomas bass
CBSO Chorus · City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
P 1991 (3.34)

Mass No.11 in D minor ‘Nelson’

12. Kyrie (4.25)
13. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Margaret Marshall & Christine Schonknecht sopranos
Carolyn Watkinson contralto · Keith Lewis tenor
Robert Holl bass
Leipzig Radio Chorus
Dresden Staatskapelle / Sir Neville Marriner
P 1987 (3.23)

BEETHOVEN

14. Mass in C Op.86 – Kyrie
Elly Ameling soprano · Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
Theo Altmeyer tenor · Marius Rintzler bass
New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini
P 1971/1990* (5.31)
15. Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur
(Die Himmel ruhmen)
Op.48 No.4 orch. Mottl
New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra / Wilhelm Pitz
P 1967/1994* (2.28)
16. Missa solemnis Op.123 – Gloria
Carol Vaness soprano · Waltraud Meier contralto
Hans Peter Blochwitz tenor · Hans Tschammer bass
Tallis Chamber Choir · English Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate
P 1990 (17.12)

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CD 4 - FRENCH SACRED CLASSICS
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MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER

01. Te Deum in D – Prelude
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir Philip Ledger
P 1978/1992* (1.46)

BACH-GOUNOD

02. Ave Maria
Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
Sir Philip Ledger at the organ of
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge
P 1981/1988* (3.11)

GOUNOD

03. Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile
Credo – opening (3.47)
04. Sanctus
Laurence Dale tenor · Ch?urs de Radio France
Nouvelle Orchestre Philharmonique / Georges Pretre
P 1984 EMI Music France (5.30)

BERLIOZ

05. L’Enfance du Christ – The Shepherds’ Farewell
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Stephen Cleobury
P 1990 (4.11)
06. Te Deum – Tu, Christe, Rex gloriae
Marie-Claire Alain at the Cavaille-Coll organ
of La Madeleine, Paris
Ch?ur de l’Orchestre de Paris
Ch?ur d’enfants de l’Union Europeenne &
Maitrise d’Antony
Orchestre de Paris / John Nelson
P 2001 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (5.36)

FAURE ed. Rutter

07. Requiem Op.48 – Pie Jesu
Nancy Argenta soprano · Stephen Farr organ
Bournemouth Sinfonietta / David Hill
P 1998 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (3.27)

DURUFLE

08. Ubi caritas Op.10 No.1
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill
P 1998 Floating Earth under exclusive licence to
EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (2.37)

FAURE

09. Cantique de Jean Racine Op.11
Winchester Cathedral Choir –
Stephen Farr organ / David Hill
P 1998 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (5.48)

Franck Arr. Sandre

10. Panis angelicus
Halle Choir & Orchestra / Maurice Handford
P 1981/1988* (4.53)

POULENC

11. Gloria – Laudamus te
Ch?urs de Radio France · Orchestre National
de France / Georges Pretre
P 1989 (2.57)
12. Vinea mea electa
(Four Motets for a Time of Penitence)
The Sixteen / Harry Christophers
P 1990 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (3.45)

BOELLMANN

13. Priere a Notre-Dame (Suite gothique Op.25) 4.06
Fredric Bayco at the organ of Holy Trinity Church,
Paddington, London
P 1965/1988* (4.06)

MESSIAEN

14. O sacrum convivium 5.10
London Voices / Terry Edwards
P 1990 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics

DURUFLE

15. Requiem (reduced orchestration version)
Sanctus (3.24)
16. Libera me
Olaf Bar baritone · Choir of King’s College,
Cambridge
Peter Barley organ
English Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Cleobury
P 1989 (5.43)

FAURE

17. Requiem Op.48 – In Paradisum
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks
P 1968/1997* (3.43)

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CD 5 - ROMANTIC SACRED MASTERPIECES
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HUMMEL

01. Mass in E flat Op.80 – Sanctus
Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir
Werner Keltsch Instrumental Ensemble
Gerhard Wilhelm
P 1971/1988* EMI Electrola GmbH (1.30)

MENDELSSOHN

02. Elijah
O rest in the Lord (3.42)
03. And then shall your light break forth
Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
P 1968/1988* (3.16)

ROSSINI

04. Stabat mater – Cujus animam 6.57
Robert Gambill tenor
Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Riccardo Muti
P 1982 (6.57)

SCHUBERT

05. Gott ist mein Hirt (Psalm 23) D706
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir Philip Ledger piano
P 1975/2004* (4.55)
06. Deutsche Messe D872 – Heilig, heilig, heilig
Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Wolfgang Sawallisch
P 1982 (2.27)
07. Ave Maria arr. Bickenbach
Anneliese Rothenberger soprano
Graunke Symphony Orchestra
Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden
P 1967/1988* EMI Electrola GmbH (4.23)

ELGAR

08. Ave verum corpus
Choir of Worcester Cathedral · Harry Bramma organ
Christopher Robinson
P 1969/1996* (2.32)

KARG-ELERT

09. Nun danket alle Gott: Choral-Improvisation Op.65
Sir Philip Ledger at the organ of King’s College
Chapel, Cambridge
P 1982 (3.33)

BRUCKNER

10. Ave Maria
New Philharmonia Chorus / Wilhelm Pitz
P 1967/2003* (3.07)

BALFOUR GARDINER

11. Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum)
Thomas Trotter organ
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus / Simon Halsey
P 2006 (6.04)

VERDI

12. Messa da Requiem
Recordare (4.20)
13. Ingemisco (3.46)
14. Lux aeterna
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf soprano
Christa Ludwig mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda tenor · Nicolai Ghiaurov bass
Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini
P 1964/1997* (6.50)

BRAHMS

15. Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 – Wie lieblich
sind deine Wohnungen
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra
Klaus Tennstedt
P 1985 (6.08)

PUCCINI

16. Messa di Gloria
Gloria in excelsis Deo – In terra pax –
Laudamus te
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
Antonio Pappano
P 2001 (4.34)

PARRY

17. I was glad
Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Band of the Royal Military School of Music,
Kneller Hall
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Philip Ledger
P 1977/1988* (6.47)

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CD 6 - MODERN SACRED FAVOURITES
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JENKINS

01. The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Agnus Dei 3.37
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Musical director: Mike Brewer
Paul Beniston principal trumpet
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Jenkins
P 2001 Karl Jenkins Music Ltd under exclusive
licence to Virgin Records Ltd
From the album ‘The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace)’ (3.37)

STRAVINSKY

02. Ave Maria
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
P 1997 (1.54)

BERNSTEIN
Chichester Psalms (reduced scoring with organ,
harp and percussion)

03. I. Maestoso ma energico – Allegro molto 3.49
Michael Pearce treble · Peter Winn alto
John Bowley tenor · Daniel Sladden bass
Peter Barley organ · Rachel Masters harp
David Corkhill percussion
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
P 1991 (3.49)

LLOYD WEBBER

04. Pie Jesu (Requiem) 2.48
Jane Gilchrist soprano · Fergus Thirlwell treble
Simon Gibson organ
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kirk Trevor
P 2004 (2.48)

PRIZEMAN

05. Voca Me
Libera
Joseph Platt, Christopher Robson
& Anthony Chadney soloists
Arranged and directed by Robert Prizeman
P 2004 Robert Prizeman under exclusive licence
to EMI Records Ltd (4.47)

KASHIF arr. Kashif & Kershaw

06. Ave Maria
(Additional programming by Steven Price)
Lesley Garrett soprano · Julian Leang treble
Clare Singers · Orchestra conducted by Philip Ellis
P 2001
Julian Leang appears by kind permission of the
Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral (4.46)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

07. Mass in G minor – Kyrie
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir David Willcocks
P 1969/1989* (3.54)

GORECKI

08. Totus tuus Op.60
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
P 1994 (8.53)

PART

09. Magnificat (1989)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
P 1994 (6.19)

RACHMANINOV

10. Ave Maria (Vespers Op.37) 2.56
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
P 1999 (2.56)

TAVENER

11. Song for Athene
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill
P 1998 Floating Earth Ltd under exclusive
licence to EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (6.10)

BURGON

12. Nunc Dimittis
Paul Miles-Kingston treble
Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet · Martin Neary organ
P 1985 (2.42)

RUTTER

13. Requiem – Requiem aeternam
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
City of London Sinfonia / Stephen Cleobury
P 1998 (5.34)

BARBER

14. Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings)
Winchester Cathedral Choir / David Hill
P 1998 Floating Earth under exclusive licence
to EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (7.41)

JENKINS

15. The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace – Benedictus
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Musical director: Mike Brewer
Guy Johnston cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Jenkins
P 2001 Karl Jenkins Music Ltd under exclusive
licence to Virgin Records Ltd
From the album ‘The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace)’ (7.37)

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