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On The Shoulders Of Giants / Cantus

Cantus
Release Date: 10/23/2012 
Label:  Cantus Recordings   Catalog #: 5638019872   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas TallisHans Leo HasslerClaudio MonteverdiPaul Hewson,   ... 
Performer:  Aaron HumbleTim TakachPaul RudoiDavid Walton,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” There are artists who have left an indelible mark in music with works that are both timeless and instantly recognizable. The newest release from Cantus, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” celebrates the influence and inspiration of composers who have come before us. Including repertoire that spans nearly a thousand years from “Sederunt”—one of the first known works of polyphony—to U2’s “MLK,” along with works by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Randall Thompson, Cantus delivers performances with its trademark warmth and blend. Sir Isaac Newton famously said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” There are artists who have left an indelible mark in music with works that are both timeless and instantly recognizable. The newest release from Cantus, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” celebrates the influence and inspiration of composers who have come before us. Including repertoire that spans nearly a thousand years from “Sederunt”—one of the first known works of polyphony—to U2’s “MLK,” along with works by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Randall Thompson, Cantus delivers performances with its trademark warmth and blend. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
If ye love me by Thomas Tallis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
Cantate Dominio canticum novum by Hans Leo Hassler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Augsburg, Germany 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3.
Crucifixus (alternative parts for Credo section of Mass SV257), motet for 4 voices (from Selva moral by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1640 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4.
MLK, song by Paul Hewson
Performer:  Aaron Humble ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
5.
Elijah, Op. 70: Lift thine eyes to the mountains by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Double Dedication "Diptych" by Veljo Tormis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Estonia 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
7.
Die Nacht, D 983c/Op. 17 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Tim Takach (), Paul Rudoi (), David Walton (),
Adam Reinwald ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1822; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Ritornelle (8) in canonische Weisen, Op. 65: no 1, Die Rose stand im Tau by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Chris Foss ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
9.
Zikr, for voices & percussion by A. R. Rahman
Performer:  Rikki Davenport (Percussion), Adam Reinwald (Percussion), Gary Ruschmann (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
10.
Alleluia by Randall Thompson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
11.
Hard times come again no more by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Adam Reinwald ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; USA 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
12.
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Aaron Humble (), Shahzore Shah ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
Masonic Ritual Music, Op. 113: no 12, Finlandia Hymn by Jean Sibelius
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
14.
Sederunt principes by Pérotin
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1200; France 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
15.
O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices by Tomás L. de Victoria
Period: Renaissance 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
16.
Esti dal by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Paul Rudoi ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Hungary 
Venue:  Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, University 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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