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The Lost City - Lamentations Through The Ages / Watson, Sospiri

Mcdowall / Fairbairn / Laurence / Vanryne
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573078   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Cecilia McDowallPablo CasalsDominique PhinotBenjamin Britten,   ... 
Performer:  Susanna FairbairnMiranda LaurenceRobert Vanryne
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Lamentations of Jeremiah may be unremittingly sad, but they have had a deep resonance for composers throughout the ages. This is a collection that reflects that diversity—from John Mundy’s setting, which highlights the grave concern over schisms in the Catholic church of the sixteenth century, through to Rudolph Mauersberger’s motet, which mourns the destruction of the city of Dresden in 1945. Two new pieces were commissioned especially for this project, and are recorded here for the first time: John Duggan’s haunting set of three Lamentations for choir, trumpet and solo soprano; and Cecilia McDowall’s exotic and powerful The Lord is Good, which was shortlisted for a BASCA award in 2012. The Lamentations of Jeremiah may be unremittingly sad, but they have had a deep resonance for composers throughout the ages. This is a collection that reflects that diversity—from John Mundy’s setting, which highlights the grave concern over schisms in the Catholic church of the sixteenth century, through to Rudolph Mauersberger’s motet, which mourns the destruction of the city of Dresden in 1945. Two new pieces were commissioned especially for this project, and are recorded here for the first time: John Duggan’s haunting set of three Lamentations for choir, trumpet and solo soprano; and Cecilia McDowall’s exotic and powerful The Lord is Good, which was shortlisted for a BASCA award in 2012. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Lord is Good by Cecilia McDowall
Performer:  Susanna Fairbairn (Soprano), Miranda Laurence (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
2.
O vos omnes by Pablo Casals
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1932 
3.
Lamentations by Dominique Phinot
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Period: Renaissance 
4.
Sacred and Profane, Op. 91: no 7, Ye that pasen by by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974-1975; England 
5.
Lamentations by John Duggan
Performer:  Robert Vanryne (Trumpet), Susanna Fairbairn (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
6.
Motets (5): no 2, O vos omnes by Pablo Ortiz
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
7.
De Lamentatione Jeremiae, for chorus by John Mundy
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Period: Renaissance 
8.
O vos omnes by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; England 
9.
Chorzyklus "Dresden": Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst (Karsamstag 1945) by Rudolf Mauersberger
Conductor:  Christopher Watson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sospiri
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945 

Sound Samples

The Lord is Good
O vos omnes
Lamentations
Sacred and Profane, Op. 91: No. 7. Ye that pasen by
Lamentations: Lamentation I
Lamentations: Lamentation II
Lamentations: Lamentation III
5 Motets: No. 2. O vos omnes
De lamentatione Jeremie
O vos omnes
Wie liegt die Stadt so wust

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