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Magnificat / Nethsingha, Choir of St. John's College


Release Date: 10/25/2019 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 588  
Composer:  Charles Villiers StanfordKenneth LeightonHerbert SumsionHerbert Howells,   ... 
Performer:  Glen Dempsey
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis was recorded to explore the breadth of imagination with which composers have approached the texts, which have been sung in Christian worship for over 1000 years. Stanford’s starting point was the Germanic symphonic tradition; Howells took his inspiration from the architecture and acoustics of the Cathedral in Gloucester; Tippett was inspired by the unique Spanish trumpet stop at St John’s. The Evening Canticles chosen for this record relate to a particular period of music making in the life of St John’s conductor, Andrew Nethsingha; his time at the Royal College of Music; at Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals, and lastly his time at St John’s. Founded in the 1670s, The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, is Read more one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, expressive interpretations and ability to sing in a variety of styles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Services in A major, Op. 12: Evening Service - Magnificat by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1880 
2.
Services in A major, Op. 12: Evening Service - Nunc dimittis by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; England 
3.
Second Service, Op. 62: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Kenneth Leighton
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
4.
Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, for chorus & organ in A major by Herbert Sumsion
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Modern 
5.
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis "Gloucester" by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
6.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Gabriel Jackson
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense" by Michael Tippett
Performer:  Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor:  Andrew Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir

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