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Filsell, Briggs: Choral Music / Jeremy Backhouse, Vasari Singers


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jeremy FilsellDavid Briggs
Performer:  Jeremy FilsellDavid Briggs
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording brings together two of today’s finest British organist/composers and includes specially commissioned works. Jeremy Filsell’s music is rooted in a long liturgical tradition and ranges from a poignant Epitaph to a Te Deum which recreates the spirit of William Walton’s glorious piece for the 1953 Coronation. David Briggs’s Pange lingua portrays the wonders of the Holy Communion in music, and his dramatic and grandiose Messe pour Saint-Sulpice also has moments of quiet, emotional profundity. The Vasari Singers’ Great British Anthems (8.572504) has been described as “essential listening” (Gramophone). This recording brings together two of today’s finest British organist/composers and includes specially commissioned works. Jeremy Filsell’s music is rooted in a long liturgical tradition and ranges from a poignant Epitaph to a Te Deum which recreates the spirit of William Walton’s glorious piece for the 1953 Coronation. David Briggs’s Pange lingua portrays the wonders of the Holy Communion in music, and his dramatic and grandiose Messe pour Saint-Sulpice also has moments of quiet, emotional profundity. The Vasari Singers’ Great British Anthems (8.572504) has been described as “essential listening” (Gramophone). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day by Jeremy Filsell
Performer:  Jeremy Filsell (Organ)
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
2. Epitaph (Here shadow lie) by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
3. If God build not the house by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
4. Windsor Service: Magnificat by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
5. Windsor Service: Nunc dimittis by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
6. The Transfiguration by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
7. Windsor Service: Te Deum by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
8. Windsor Service: Jubilate by Jeremy Filsell
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
9. Pange lingua by David Briggs
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers
10. Organ Improvisation on Tantum Ergo by David Briggs
Performer:  David Briggs (Organ)
11. Messe pour Saint-Sulpice by David Briggs
Conductor:  Jeremy Backhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vasari Singers

Sound Samples

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Epitaph, "Here shadow lie"
If God build not the house
Magnificat, "Windsor Service"
Nunc Dimittis, "Windsor Service"
The Transfiguration
Te Deum, "Windsor Service"
Jubilate, "Windsor Service"
Pange lingua
Organ Improvisation on Tantum Ergo
Messe pour Saint-Sulpice: Kyrie
Messe pour Saint-Sulpice: Gloria
Messe pour Saint-Sulpice: Sanctus
Messe pour Saint-Sulpice: Benedictus
Messe pour Saint-Sulpice: Agnus Dei

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