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Cadfael - Music from the TV Series


Release Date: 01/04/2012 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 37086  
Composer:  Colin TownsAnonymous
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London ConsortClerkes of St. Albans Abbey
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Brother Cadfael, television score: Cadfael of Shrewsbury (opening title music) - (Opening Title Music)
2. Brother Cadfael, television score: O Filii et Filiae (after traditional French melody)
3. Brother Cadfael, television score: Turn thine eye to see
4. Brother Cadfael, television score: Merry the dance
5. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue (English)
6. Brother Cadfael, television score: The Juggler's stare
7. Brother Cadfael, television score: All out of the world by tomorrow
8. Magnificat anima mea Dominum
9. Brother Cadfael, television score: Flamed my heart
10. Brother Cadfael, television score: Hidden in the well
11. Sanctus and
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12. Brother Cadfael, television score: Veni, Sancte Spiritus
13. Lumen ad revelationem, antiphon in mode 8 - (Gregorian Chant)
14. Brother Cadfael, television score: Light of the Father's Light
15. Brother Cadfael, television score: Glover of Shotwick
16. Brother Cadfael, television score: High above the heavens
17. Salve Regina, antiphon in mode 1 - (Gregorian Chant)
18. Ave Maria, gratia plena, offertory in mode 8 for the 4th Sunday in Advent - (Gregorian Chant)
19. Brother Cadfael, television score: Cry aloud
20. Brother Cadfael, television score: The Falconer's secret
21. Brother Cadfael, television score: Hail St. Peter's Fair
22. Brother Cadfael, television score: Perspice Christicola (after "Sumer is icunen in")
23. Brother Cadfael, television score: Cadfael of Shrewsbury (closing title music) - (Closing Title Music)

Original soundtrack composed by Colin Towns.

Composer: Colin Towns.

Personnel: Olive Simpson (soprano); Christopher Robson (countertenor); Pavlo Beznosiuk, Rod Skeaping (vielle, rebec); Lucie Skeaping (vielle); Tom Finucane, Robin Jeffrey (lute); Michael-Anthony Taylor (recorder, percussion); Philip Pickett & the New London Consort (recorder).

Liner Note Authors: Colin Towns; Barry Rose.

Recording information: CTS Studios, London, England; St. Albans Abbey, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England; TS, Canterbury, Kent, England.

Director: Barry Rose.

Editors: Dennis Stevens; Barry Rose.

Photographer: John Rogers .

Arranger: Colin Towns.

Cadfael, the 12th century British monk created by novelist Ellis Peters (and later brought to life by actor Derek Jacobi in the PBS series Mystery!) is the inspiration behind composer Colin Towns' score, which also features chants performed by the Clerkes of St. Albans Abbey ~ Jason Ankeny
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Works on This Recording

1.
Cadfael by Colin Towns
Conductor:  Philip Pickett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
2.
Gregorian Chant(s) by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Clerkes of St. Albans Abbey
Period: Medieval 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  6 Customer Reviews )
 Outstanding vocals - with extras October 15, 2019 By James J. (Perry, MI) See All My Reviews "I just watched the entire series again - parts have been watched several times over the years. The music is just fabulous - the countertenor part soars! The chants and other plainsong are beautifully done. I had not recalled some of the other music from the TV series that is on the CD, but it is period correct, and exquisitely done. Even if you have not seen the series, the music is worth listening to. I was pleasantly surprised that I could still get a real CD of the soundtrack. Ordering was easy; shipping reasonable, and delivery was as expected. An enjoyable set of music." Report Abuse
 first time May 19, 2016 By terence s. See All My Reviews "great cd and fantastic service i will be back for more great deals" Report Abuse
 Love the series & love the music October 1, 2015 By Melissa L. (Port Huron, MI) See All My Reviews "I was thrilled to find the soundtrack to the Brother Cadfael mysteries on your on line store. I have the complete series at home and loved the music. Melissa L." Report Abuse
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