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The Marian Collection / Choir of Merton College Oxford


Release Date: 12/09/2014 
Label:  Delphian   Catalog #: 34144   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kerry AndrewAnton BrucknerWilliam ByrdGabriel Jackson,   ... 
Conductor:  Benjamin NicholasPeter Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On The Choir of Merton College, Oxford's album The Marian Collection, conductor Benjamin Nicholas draws from a collection of works written in celebration of the college's 750th anniversary. Featured here is a set of the four Marian antiphons, all specially commissioned from women composers, as well as premiere recordings of works by Gabriel Jackson and Matthew Martin. Peter Phillips takes the baton for Byrd's Salve Regina and John Nesbett's Magnificat, a piece whose neglect on disc is astonishing. On The Choir of Merton College, Oxford's album The Marian Collection, conductor Benjamin Nicholas draws from a collection of works written in celebration of the college's 750th anniversary. Featured here is a set of the four Marian antiphons, all specially commissioned from women composers, as well as premiere recordings of works by Gabriel Jackson and Matthew Martin. Peter Phillips takes the baton for Byrd's Salve Regina and John Nesbett's Magnificat, a piece whose neglect on disc is astonishing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Salve Regina by Kerry Andrew
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
2.
Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
3.
Salve regina by William Byrd
Conductor:  Peter Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; England 
4.
I say that we are wound with mercy by Gabriel Jackson
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
5.
Regina caeli by Hannah Kendall
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
6.
Salve sedes sapientiae by Matthew Martin
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
7.
Magnificat by John Nesbet
Conductor:  Peter Phillips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
8.
Alma Redemptoris mater by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
9.
Ave Maria by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1560s; England 
10.
Ave Maria by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
11.
Alma Redemptoris mater by Emil Tabakov
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
12.
Mother Of God, Here I Stand by John Tavener
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
13.
Hymns (2) to the Mother of God by John Tavener
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir
Period: Modern 
Written: 1985; United Kingdom 
14.
Ave Regina caelorum by Judith Weir
Conductor:  Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Merton College Choir

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