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Leighton: Crucifixus / Layton, Trinity College Choir Cambridge


Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68039   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The choral music of Kenneth Leighton is beloved of cathedral and collegiate choirs across Britain. Immersion in the Anglican tradition dates back to the composer's earliest years as a boy chorister and combines with a unique adult musical language to create a world at once radical and traditional. And who better to perform it than the musicians of the next generation.

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5 Stars (out of 5)
Stephen Layton elicits great subtleties of expression from his young singers, in a work (Missa Brevis) which like many of its abbreviated kind could easily glide by in an instant, leaving not so much trace behind it. Of the shorter works, the Manley Hopkins setting 'God's Grandeur' is particularly striking, but really
Read more there is not a dull track on this deeply empathetic, consummately performed selection.

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Works on This Recording

1.
What Love is This of Thine? by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
2.
Second Service, Op. 62 by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
3.
Missa brevis, Op. 50 by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
4.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "Collegium Magdalene Oxoniense" by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
God's grandeur by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; England 
6.
Give me the wings of faith by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
7.
Crucifixus pro nobis, Op. 38 by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
8.
Missa de Gloria, Op. 82 "Dublin Festival Mass": Ite, missa est by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Trinity College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 

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