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Bluebird - Voices From Heaven / New College Oxford


Release Date: 03/13/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 466870   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John RutterGeorge Frideric HandelCharles GounodEdvard Grieg,   ... 
Performer:  Ben HulettHelen Tunstall
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College ChoirCapricorn
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

1. What Sweeter Music by John Rutter
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  Capricorn
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is arranged for choir by Edward Higginbottom and, it is
retitled "Crux Fidelis." 
3. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ben Hulett (Tenor), Helen Tunstall (Harp)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edward Higginbottom
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
4. Ave maris stella, EG 150 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5. God be in my head by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  Capricorn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edward Higginbottom 
7. Vespers, Op. 37: no 3, Blessed is the man by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8. O sacrum convivium! by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9. Magnificat Antiphons (7): O Weisheit by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988/1991 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10. Te lucis ante terminum by Traditional
Performer:  Helen Tunstall (Harp)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edward Higginbottom 
11. Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op. 26: Amen by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946/1947; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
12. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom no 2, Op. 29: Credo by Alexander Grechaninov
Performer:  Ben Hulett (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
13. Vespers, Op. 37: no 5, Now lettest thou thy servant by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Ben Hulett (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14. Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
15. Ave maris stella by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  Capricorn
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
16. O salutaris hostia by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17. Partsongs (8), Op. 119: no 3, Blue Bird by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
18. Beati quorum via by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19. Mater Christi by John Tavener
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
20. And I saw a new heaven by Edgar Bainton
Conductor:  Edward Higginbottom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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