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Poulenc: Mass In G; Quatre Petites Prieres; Quatre Motets / O'donnell, Westminster


Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55448   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Mark KennedyEamonn O'DwyerIain Simcock
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A generous selection of Poulenc’s wonderful and varied liturgical works has been recorded here by Westminster Cathedral Choir, whose natural and unforced style of singing is perfectly suited to the composer’s ‘naïve’, spontaneous outpourings. The Mass in G major is one of the most important a cappella works of the twentieth century, and includes some of Poulenc’s most beautiful and tender music. A generous selection of Poulenc’s wonderful and varied liturgical works has been recorded here by Westminster Cathedral Choir, whose natural and unforced style of singing is perfectly suited to the composer’s ‘naïve’, spontaneous outpourings. The Mass in G major is one of the most important a cappella works of the twentieth century, and includes some of Poulenc’s most beautiful and tender music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mass in G major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Mark Kennedy (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Motets (4) pour un temps de pénitence by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eamonn O'Dwyer (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3. Motets (4) pour le temps de Noël by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1952; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4. Salve Regina by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. Exultate Deo by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
6. Litanies à la vierge noire de Rocamadour by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Iain Simcock (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
7. Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Venue:  Westminster Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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