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Pater Noster - A Choral Reflection on The Lord's Prayer / King’s Singers

Kings Singers
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572987   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousHeinrich SchützMikolaj ZielenskiJosquin Des Préz,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

GRAMMY®-Award winners in 2009, The King’s Singers are one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles. Their programming concept in this disc is unique: built upon the individual clauses of The Lord’s Prayer, beginning and ending in plainchant, it ranges over the centuries to explore the spiritually charged text. Chant is at the heart of the programme, and each composer’s setting illuminates the others, shedding rich interpretative light on the poetic and devotional aspects of the prayer. GRAMMY®-Award winners in 2009, The King’s Singers are one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles. Their programming concept in this disc is unique: built upon the individual clauses of The Lord’s Prayer, beginning and ending in plainchant, it ranges over the centuries to explore the spiritually charged text. Chant is at the heart of the programme, and each composer’s setting illuminates the others, shedding rich interpretative light on the poetic and devotional aspects of the prayer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pater noster by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Medieval 
2.
Symphoniae sacrae, Op. 12: Vater unser, der du bist, SWV 411 by Heinrich Schütz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1650; Germany 
3.
Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11/SWV 369-397: Die Himmel erzählen, SWV 386 by Heinrich Schütz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Baroque 
4.
Benedicimus Deum Coeli by Mikolaj Zielenski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
5.
Pater noster by Josquin Des Préz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
6.
Holy is the true light by William Henry Harris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
7.
Missa "Papae Marcelli": Sanctus by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; Italy 
8.
Vigilate by William Byrd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissaince 
Written: pub 1589; England 
9.
Cantate Dominio canticum novum by Hans Leo Hassler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Augsburg, Germany 
10.
Pater noster by Igor Stravinsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926/1949; France 
11.
Petites prières (4) de Saint François d'Assise by Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
12.
Domine Dominus noster by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
13.
Notre Père, Op. 14 by Maurice Duruflé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; France 
14.
Oculi omnium by Charles Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
15.
Ego sum panis vivus by Giovanni Palestrina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1569; Italy 
16.
The Lord's Prayer by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
17.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
18.
Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Tenebrae Responsories - Popule meus by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
19.
Mass: Our Father by Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
20.
Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake by Richard Farrant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
21.
Ad te levavi oculos meos by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1570; Munich, Germany 
22.
Pater noster by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Singers
Period: Medieval 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  6 Customer Reviews )
 The King's Singers: Lord's Prayer February 4, 2014 By L. Downer (Billings, MT) See All My Reviews "This is quite a switch from the King's Singers 12 Days of Christmas. Our family is still chuckling about that. My wife has had 4 years of Latin in high school so this is more meaningful to her but I like to leave the CD on when we are away from home. Feel it is better security than Kenco." Report Abuse
 Who sings well, prays twice August 28, 2013 By Jim  D. See All My Reviews "Forty years on, there can be few areas of vocal music unexplored by the King's Singers, from Janequin to the Beatles (as their one album title has it), singing a cappella all over the world, though this may be the first time the six gents have recorded in the States. As the group originally spun off of one of the great British chapel choirs, it's no surprise that they are quite at home in sacred music, and their latest disc is based on the most famous of all prayers. The program begins and ends with the early chant setting of the words; the complete prayer is set by six different composers, and other selections are chosen to relate to individual lines of the text. ("Give us this day our daily bread," for example, leads to Palestrina's "I am the Living Bread.") Of course the personnel have changed over the years, but the perfectly tuned sound remains quite consistent, with the current sopranist and tenor--for my money--the best singers to fill those positions. Booklet with texts and translations." Report Abuse
 Good anthology of unaccompanied choral literature May 4, 2013 By R Gregory C (Arlington, VA) See All My Reviews "Eight versions of the Lord's Prayer, in Latin or in the vernacular, are the skeleton of this program the Kings Singers. With two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones and a bass, the group takes on an impressive cross-section of a-cappella literature for one to six parts. (Some pieces are transposed from their familiar published versions, but that may actually put some pieces back in their original key.) Not surprisingly, there is an emphasis on Renaissance polyhphony, with Lassus and Palestrina being the only composers represented twice. There are also excursions to the Anglican Revival via Harris and Wood, the French 20th century courtesy Durufle and Poulenc (ravishing 4 Prayers of St. Francis!), and the edges of the repertoire, e.g., a Zielenski setting and Bernstein's often-forgotten monodic setting from "Mass." Phrasing and intonation are mostly quite fine, though my ear says the top is a tad too prominent at times. Most selections are short, but a couple, like Victoria's "Popule meus," feel a bit longwinded. A through translation of texts is provided." Report Abuse
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