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40 / Christophers, The Sixteen


Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: COR16172  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJames MacMillanGiovanni PalestrinaTomás Luis de Victoria,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The SixteenAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Welcome to The Sixteen’s 40th anniversary album. Can it really be 40 years since a fledgling group of singers gave their first concert in May 1979? To celebrate this milestone, we have chosen 40 tracks which have defined this acclaimed ensemble over the last four decades and which display its incredible versatility, as well as the sheer range of music and styles it has covered. Featuring music from the last 600 years and with personal recommendations from The Sixteen’s members both past and present, as well as the longest-serving members of the administrative team, this beautifully packaged album promises to be the must-have collection for all fans of choral music. “Forty years on, The Sixteen’s supple, fastidiously nuanced soundworld Read more continues to serve ‘ancient’ and ‘modern’ with aplomb.” (BBC Music Magazine) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Saul, HWV 53: How excellent Thy name, O Lord by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
2.
The Strathclyde Motets: O radiant dawn by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Contemporary 
3.
Surge propera amica mea, motet for 4 voices by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1563 
4.
O Domine Jesu Christe by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
6.
Il salmo Miserere mei Deus by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
7.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Deus in adjutorium by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Italy 
8.
Salve Regina by Diogo Dias Melgás
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Portugal 
9.
Hymns (2) to the Mother of God: no 2, Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God by John Tavener
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; United Kingdom 
10.
The Deer's Cry by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007 
11.
Lay a garland on her hearse by Robert Lucas Pearsall
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; England 
12.
O nata lux de lumine by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
13.
Haec dies by William Byrd
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: pub 1591 
14.
Bring us, O Lord by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; England 
15.
Let thy hand be strengthened, HWV 259 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
16.
In manus tuas Domine no 1 by John Sheppard
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
17.
Ave Maria by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1560s; England 
18.
Tota pulchra es by John Plummer
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
19.
Requiem, Op. 48: Sanctus by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.,  The Sixteen
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1890; France 
20.
Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
21.
Symphony of Psalms: Part I - Exaudi orationem meam by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen,  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1948; France 
22.
Mass for Double Chorus: Sanctus & Benedictus by Frank Martin
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
23.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Kyrie eleison by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
24.
Ave Maria by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
25.
Miserere nostri by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
26.
O sing unto the Lord, Z 44 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
27.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
28.
Rechants (5): no 1, Hayo kapri tama by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
29.
The Gallant Weaver by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Scotland 
30.
Versa est in luctum by Alonso Lobo
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1598; Spain 
31.
Mass in G major: Sanctus by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
32.
Messa a quattro voci et salmi (1650): Gloria, SV 190 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
33.
Herr, nun lässet du deinen Diener, SWV 432 by Heinrich Schütz
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1657; Germany 
34.
Benedictio et Claritas by Marcin Mielczewski
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Poland 
35.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Dixit Dominus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.,  The Sixteen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
36.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Balulalow by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
37.
Adam lay y-bounden, advent carol for chorus by Howard Skempton
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Written: 1999 
38.
O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
39.
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: This little Babe by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
40.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Your voices tune, and raise them high by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 

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