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O Sacrum Convivium! - French Sacred Choral Works / Nethsingha, St. John's College Choir

Vierne / Choir Of Saint John's College, Cambridge
Release Date: 02/24/2015 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10842   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Louis VierneFrancis PoulencOlivier MessiaenJean Langlais
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recording in an excellent acoustic the Chandos sound team has excelled with well balanced and forthright sonics. Full Latin and French texts are provided together with English translations. Under Andrew Nethsingha's assured direction the choir sing with integrity and a profound devotional intensity. The organists in the Vierne accompany the choir with convincing weight and scale. If the repertoire suits there is absolutely no reason to hesitate about purchasing this Chandos release.

– Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
Recording in an excellent acoustic the Chandos sound team has excelled with well balanced and forthright sonics. Full Latin and French texts are provided together with English translations. Under Andrew Nethsingha's assured direction the choir sing with integrity and a profound devotional intensity. The organists in the Vierne accompany the choir with convincing weight and scale. If the repertoire suits there is absolutely no reason to hesitate about purchasing this Chandos release.

– Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messe solennelle in C sharp minor, Op. 16 by Louis Vierne
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
2.
Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
3.
O sacrum convivium! by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
4.
Motets (4) pour un temps de pénitence by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; France 
5.
Messe solennelle, Op. 67 by Jean Langlais
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 

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