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The Gate of Glory: Music from the Eton Choirbook, Vol. 5 / Darlington, Choir of Christ Church Cathedral


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2376  
Composer:  Hugh KellykJohn BrowneRobert FayrfaxWalter Lambe,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The men and boys of The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and director Stephen Darlington continue their exploration of the Eton Choirbook, the extraordinarily vast and diverse collection of English sacred music from the early Renaissance, with a fifth volume in their critically acclaimed series. As with previous volumes, The Gate of Glory includes a world premiere recording- Walter Lambe’s Gaude flore virginali- alongside works by Hugo Kellyk, Robert Fayrfax, Robert Hacomplaynt and John Browne, the preeminent composer of the Eton Choirbook. The diversity of styles on this album is particularly striking, ranging from the astonishing balance of harmony and counterpoint in Browne’s O regina mundi, to the elegance and simplicity of Read more Fayrfax’s setting of the Magnificat. This is liturgical music which truly gives the listener a glimpse of the mystery of the eternal. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gaude flore virginali by Hugh Kellyk
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
2.
O regina mundi clara by John Browne
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
Magnificat regale by Robert Fayrfax
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
Gaude flore virginali by Walter Lambe
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
5.
Salve regina by Robert Hacomplaynt
Conductor:  Stephen Darlington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 

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