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The Art Of The Chorister / Higginbottom, Choir Of New College Oxford


Release Date: 08/30/2011 
Label:  Novum   Catalog #: 1380   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnFrançois CouperinThomas TallisHenry Purcell,   ... 
Performer:  Henry JenkinsonDavid NewsholmeOtta JonesRobert Brooks,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since New College choristers have been around for over six hundred years, you might be forgiven for thinking that everything about their lives is very traditional. Happily this is not the case: being a chorister these days is cutting-edge, and traditions are only as long as the memory of the oldest chorister, a mere five years. The Choir does not rely on a static repertory, or indeed on a fixed way of doing things. Both change in response to challenges, circumstances, and personnel. In recent years New College choristers have sung in many places around the globe, and recorded on average two CDs a year, most famously the best-selling Agnus Dei. Since New College choristers have been around for over six hundred years, you might be forgiven for thinking that everything about their lives is very traditional. Happily this is not the case: being a chorister these days is cutting-edge, and traditions are only as long as the memory of the oldest chorister, a mere five years. The Choir does not rely on a static repertory, or indeed on a fixed way of doing things. Both change in response to challenges, circumstances, and personnel. In recent years New College choristers have sung in many places around the globe, and recorded on average two CDs a year, most famously the best-selling Agnus Dei. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 2, Praise the Lord by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Henry Jenkinson (Voice), David Newsholme (Organ), Otta Jones (Voice),
Robert Brooks (Voice), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 6 Minutes 24 Secs. 
2.
Lauda Sion salvatorem, motet for 2 treble voices & continuo (Le Manuscrit du comte de Toulouse) by François Couperin
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
3.
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 1, Hear my prayer by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Henry Jenkinson (Voice), David Newsholme (Organ), Otta Jones (Voice),
Robert Brooks (Voice), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4.
Audivi vocem by Thomas Tallis
Performer:  Henry Jenkinson (Voice), David Newsholme (Organ), Otta Jones (Voice),
Robert Brooks (Voice), Nicholas Wearne (Organ), William Hewstone (Voice)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z 504 "Elegy for Queen Mary II" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6.
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Nicholas Wearne (Organ), David Newsholme (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7.
Stabat Mater: Sancta Mater istud agas by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8.
Ave Maria in F major, K 554 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
9.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Seid uns zum zweitenmal willkommen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Henry Jenkinson (Voice), David Newsholme (Organ), Otta Jones (Voice),
Robert Brooks (Voice), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
Ich habe genug, BWV 82: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen, fallet sanft und selig zu' by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nicholas Wearne (Organ), David Newsholme (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12.
Ex ore innocentium, for soprano, alto & piano (or organ) by John Ireland
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Novum (England)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13.
Ave Maria, for voice & organ, JA 95a by Jehan Alain
Performer:  David Newsholme (Organ), Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1937; France 
Venue:  New College Chapel 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 

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