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Kyrie / Nethsingha, St. John's College Choir, Cambridge

Janacek / Cambridge / Nethsingha
Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 489  
Composer:  Francis PoulencZoltán KodályLeos Janácek
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Kodály’s Missa Brevis had its premiere in the cloakroom of the opera house in war-torn Budapest in 1945, with gunshots sounding in the streets outside. Poulenc’s Mass in G was written in 1937, when the composer was rediscovering his heavily scented religious faith: “I like an austerity that smells of orange blossom or jasmine,” he said, which could be a description of this work. These two contrasting masses and Janácek’s Lord’s Prayer (Ot?e náš) are sung with characteristic “European” ripeness of tone and precision by the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, with Joseph Wicks and Glen Dempsey (organ) and Anne Denholm (harp). Excellent notes, too, from Richard Bratby and director Andrew
Read more Nethsingha. Another worthwhile disc from this top collegiate choir.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Mass in G major by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
2.
Missa brevis by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Hungary 
3.
Otcenás, for tenor, chorus, harp & organ, JW 4/29 by Leos Janácek
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Czechoslovakia 

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