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Full Of Grace: Songs To The Virgin Mary / Woodward, Fairhaven Singers

Rachmaninov / Parsons / Franz / Woodward
Release Date: 08/14/2012 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7380   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovRobert ChilcottRobert ParsonsTomás Luis de Victoria,   ... 
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Fairhaven Singers' disc features a selection of transcendent choral works dedicated to the Virgin Mary, under the direction of Ralph Woodward, and produced by John Rutter. The largely meditative programme of Ave Maria settings spanning four centuries also features Brahms’ radiant Marienlieder and offers a distillation of joy and purity – the perfect tonic. Highlights include the premiere recording of Bob Chilcott's Ave Maria, and diverse choral treasures to suit all tastes, performed with warmth and sparkle. - Guild The Fairhaven Singers' disc features a selection of transcendent choral works dedicated to the Virgin Mary, under the direction of Ralph Woodward, and produced by John Rutter. The largely meditative programme of Ave Maria settings spanning four centuries also features Brahms’ radiant Marienlieder and offers a distillation of joy and purity – the perfect tonic. Highlights include the premiere recording of Bob Chilcott's Ave Maria, and diverse choral treasures to suit all tastes, performed with warmth and sparkle. - Guild Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ave Maria by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2. Ave Maria by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
3. Ave Maria by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1560s; England 
4. Alma Redemptoris mater by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
5. Ave Maria by Pawel Lukaszewski
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
6. Ave Maria by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
7. Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
8. Ave Maria a 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Brazil 
9. Ave Maria by Robert Franz
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
10. Marienlieder (7), Op. 22: no 1, Der englische Gruss by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
11. Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 8, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
12. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
13. Det är en ros utsprungen by Jan Sandström
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
14. Canticum Mariae Virginis by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Ralph Woodward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fairhaven Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Finland 

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