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The Saint Thomas Tradition


Release Date: 01/28/2003 
Label:  Priory Records   Catalog #: 910   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Marcel DupréThomas TomkinsHenry PurcellThomas Tallis,   ... 
Performer:  Judith Hancock
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Saint Thomas Choir presents here some highlights, all composed for a choir of men and boys, from its repertoire of unaccompanied (a cappella) music. The human voice is the oldest medium of melodic expression. Since a singer is both artist and instrument, he is capable of a direct communication of personal artistic sensibility in a manner which is the standard by which all performance on man-made instruments is judged. It is fitting that this purest, most fundamental musical medium be employed in man's purest, most fundamental activity: the worship of Almighty God. The Saint Thomas Choir presents here some highlights, all composed for a choir of men and boys, from its repertoire of unaccompanied (a cappella) music. The human voice is the oldest medium of melodic expression. Since a singer is both artist and instrument, he is capable of a direct communication of personal artistic sensibility in a manner which is the standard by which all performance on man-made instruments is judged. It is fitting that this purest, most fundamental musical medium be employed in man's purest, most fundamental activity: the worship of Almighty God. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 7: no 3 in G minor by Marcel Dupré
Performer:  Judith Hancock (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
2.
Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 7: no 1 in B major by Marcel Dupré
Performer:  Judith Hancock (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
3.
O sing unto the Lord a new song by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
5.
Laudate Dominum by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6.
Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1605; England 
7.
Cantiones, quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur: Emendemus in melius by William Byrd
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1575; England 
8.
Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum: Laudibus in sanctis by William Byrd
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; London, England 
9.
Regina coeli by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: Medieval 
Notes: Arranged: Sir Lennox Berkley 
10.
Plebs angelica by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
11.
Sing my soul his wondrous love by Ned Rorem
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
12.
Magnificat in A major by Edward Naylor
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
13.
Nunc dimittis in A major by Edward Naylor
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
14.
Vox dicentis clama by Edward Naylor
Conductor:  Gerre Hancock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Thomas Men and Boy's Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 

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