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Mendelssohn: Choral Music / Winpenny, St. Albans Cathedral Choirs

Mendelssohn / St Albans Abbey Girls Choir
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572836   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Tom Winpenny
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral ChoirSt. Alban's Abbey Girls Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Compared with large-scale oratorios such as St Paul, which includes the lyrical chorus How lovely are the messengers, Mendelssohn’s smaller sacred choral works were influenced by Palestrina, ranging from short liturgical motets such as the Sechs Sprüche to the canticle settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis. The famous sacred melody ‘O for the wings of a dove’ is to be found in Hear my prayer. The fine choristers of St Albans Cathedral can also be heard ‘on sparkling form’ (Gramophone) in John Rutter’s Gloria (8.572653). Compared with large-scale oratorios such as St Paul, which includes the lyrical chorus How lovely are the messengers, Mendelssohn’s smaller sacred choral works were influenced by Palestrina, ranging from short liturgical motets such as the Sechs Sprüche to the canticle settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis. The famous sacred melody ‘O for the wings of a dove’ is to be found in Hear my prayer. The fine choristers of St Albans Cathedral can also be heard ‘on sparkling form’ (Gramophone) in John Rutter’s Gloria (8.572653). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sacred Pieces (3), Op. 23: no 2, Ave Maria by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
2.
Psalms (3), Op. 78: no 2, Psalm 43 "Richte mich, Gott" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
3.
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 3, O Lord by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
4.
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 2, Praise the Lord by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
5.
Motets (3) for Chorus and Organ, Op. 39: no 1, Hear my prayer by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir,  St. Alban's Abbey Girls Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830/1838; Germany 
6.
Hear my prayer by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
7.
English Church Pieces (3), Op. 69: no 3, Magnificat by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
8.
English Church Pieces (3), Op. 69: no 1, Nunc dimittis by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
9.
Anthems (6), Op. 79 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1846; Germany 
10.
Saint Paul, Op. 36: Wie lieblich sind die Boten by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1836 
11.
Allegro, Choral and Fugue for Organ in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Tom Winpenny (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844 

Sound Samples

6 Spruche, Op. 79: No. 1. Weinachten: Frohlocket, ihr Volker auf Erden, MWV B42
6 Spruche, Op. 79: No. 2. Am Neujahrstage: Herr Gott, du bist unsre Zuflucht fur und fur, MWV B44
6 Spruche, Op. 79: No. 3. Am Himmelfahrtstage: Erhaben, O Herr, uber alles Lob, MWV B55
6 Spruche, Op. 79: No. 4. In der Passionszeit: Herr, gedenke nicht unser Ubelthaten, MWV B50
6 Spruche, Op. 79: No. 5. Im Advent: Lasset uns frohlocken, MWV B54
6 Spruche, Op. 79: No. 6. Am Karfreitage: Um unsrer Sunden willen, MWV B52
Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36, MWV A14 (Sung in English): Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36, MWV A14: How Lovely are the Messengers (Sung in English)
Hear my prayer, MWV B49
3 Motets, Op. 39: No. 1. Veni, Domine (Hear my prayer, O Lord), MWV B24
Allegro, Chorale and Fugue in D major, MWV W33
3 Motets, Op. 69: No. 3. Magnificat, MWV B59
3 Motets, Op. 69: No. 1. Nunc dimittis, MWV B60
3 Motets, Op. 39: Surrexit pastor bonus
3 Motets, Op. 39: Tulerunt Dominum meum
3 Motets, Op. 39: Surrexit Christus spes mea
3 Kirchenmusiken, Op. 23: No. 2. Ave maria, MWV B19
3 Motets, Op. 39: Laudate pueri Dominum
3 Motets, Op. 39: Beati omnes
3 Psalms, Op. 78: No. 2. Psalm 43, "Richte mich, Gott", MWV B46

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