WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Remembrance / John Scott, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir


Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67398   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousGeoffrey BurgonThomas TallisJohn Ireland,   ... 
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  
On sale! $21.98
CD:  $14.99
Low Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

This aptly titled disc brings together 19 works sung at St. Paul's during September 11 memorial services in 2001 and 2002 and at a service for the victims of the Bali terrorist bombing in October 2002. All of the works--many of them staples of the choral repertoire, others relatively less well-known yet of similar high caliber--were chosen to "provide a measure of consolation and hope" through their texts and through the import of their musical settings. Among the most familiar are Purcell's Hear my Prayer, Fauré's Pie Jesu, and Duruflé's In paradisum (from his Requiem) and beloved motet Ubi caritas. The benefit for listeners is that these works, varied as they are in style and historical period, encompass the Read more repertoire that this justly famous choir does best, and so we are rewarded with performances that are consistently fine--thoroughly prepared and beautifully sung.


Highlights include the abovementioned Ubi caritas, which features perfectly rendered balances between the melody and supporting harmony, Hubert Parry's lovely anthem Crossing the Bar, Joseph Gelineau's masterful, imaginative setting of Psalm 23, Geoffrey Burgon's powerful Nunc dimittis, and the final track, Duruflé's deliciously moody In paradisum. As with most choral recordings made in huge cathedrals, the sound of the voices in more densely-textured works tends to saturate or overload, especially at louder dynamic levels and when the organ is playing. This is not so much a drawback as it is evidence of the recording's faithfulness to the acoustic and to what happens when voices--albeit very well trained ones--fill a very large space with their special array of timbres and resonances. This is a superb disc all around, including the detailed and informative notes, and although choral music fans already will have many of these works on other recordings, this well-chosen program not only contains several unique offerings but also is distinguished by the inimitable, full-bodied sound of St. Paul's choir--reason enough to give this your serious attention.
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem aeternam by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval 
Language: Latin 
2.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Nunc dimittis by Geoffrey Burgon
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; England 
Language: Latin 
3.
Salvator mundi by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: Latin 
4.
Greater love hath no man by John Ireland
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
Language: English 
5.
Crossing the Bar by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
Language: English 
6.
O God, our help in ages past by William Croft
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged Isaac Watts 
7.
Ecce quomodo moritur iustus by Jacob Handl
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Austria 
Language: Latin 
8.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
Language: English 
9.
Psalm 23 "His goodness shall follow me always" by Joseph Gelineau
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; France 
Language: English 
10.
Give rest, o Christ "Kiev Melody" by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Language: English 
11.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Language: Latin 
12.
Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10: no 4, Tantum ergo by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
Language: Latin 
13.
Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Language: English 
14.
German Mass in F major, D 872: Sanctus "Helig! helig! helig!" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
15.
For the Fallen by Mark Blatchly
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; England 
Language: English 
16.
Agnus Dei by Ian Kellam
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; England 
Language: Latin 
17.
Requiem, Op. 9: In paradisum by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Huw Tregelles Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Language: Latin 
18.
Holy is the true light by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Language: English 
19.
Motets (3), Op. 135: no 2, Eternal Father by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; England 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In