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Magnificat - 500 Years Of Choral Masterworks [50-CD Set]


Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001664502  
Composer:  Gregorio AllegriAntonio LottiOrlando de LassusJosquin Des Préz,   ... 
Performer:  Patrick RussillMarinella PennicchiMichael ChanceMark Tucker,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry ChristophersPaul McCreeshStephen CleoburyEdward Wickham,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The SixteenGabrieli ConsortGabrieli Players,   ... 
Number of Discs: 50 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This unique, limited-edition boxed set offers 50 CDs of the greatest choral masterpieces of the past 500 years, stretching from Renaissance Masses and the glories of the Baroque and Classical eras through to the major works of the Romantic era and the diversity of the 20th and 21st centuries, all in some of the greatest recordings ever committed to disc.

Western art music owes its very existence to the church: harmony and multi-stranded polyphony derive from the work of church musicians working across Europe 500 years ago, seeking either to expiate sins or glorify and magnify the Almighty with praises: hence the title `Magnificat'.

The performances include an array of stellar artists in exceptional - even legendary -
Read more recordings from two of classical music's greatest labels, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon. Citing just some: John Eliot Gardiner's definitive Bach B Minor Mass, and St John Passion, famed Monteverdi Vespers and Brahms Requiem readings; Peter Schreier's Award-winning Mozart Requiem; Paul McCreesh's Haydn Creation and Schütz Vespers; Giulini's Rossini Stabat Mater; Solti's incandescent Verdi Requiem and Mahler Symphony No. 8; Christopher Hogwood's incisive period-instrument Messiah; the acclaimed Walton Belshazzar's Feast with Bryn Terfel; Britten's own definitive War Requiem and Bernstein's interpretation of his Chichester Psalms among many others.
Sung texts - including a translation into English where appropriate - are included on a special bonus CD.

A 160-page booklet offers detailed tracklistings, full artist and production information including details on recording dates and venues and producers.
A 4000-word essay by noted choral music writer Andrew Stewart is provided in English, French and German. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
2.
Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Timor et tremor, motet for 6 voices, M. iii (S. xix/6) by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1564; Munich, Germany 
4.
Ave Maria ŕ 4 by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Stabat Mater a 8 by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
6.
Salve regina a 8 by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1576; Spain 
7.
Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1605; England 
8.
Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  King's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 7 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9.
Lamentations of Jeremiah by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  King's College Chapel, Cambridge 
Length: 20 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
10.
Missa pro defunctis by Johannes Ockeghem
Conductor:  Edward Wickham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Clerks' Group
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Flanders, Belgium 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  St. Andrew's Church, West Wratting 
Length: 29 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
11.
O Domine Jesu Christe by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Edward Wickham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Clerks' Group
Period: Renaissance 
12.
Ave verum corpus by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Edward Wickham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Clerks' Group
Period: Renaissance 
13.
Missa "Papae Marcelli" by Giovanni Palestrina
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; Italy 
14.
Fantasia in D minor, BK 46 by William Byrd
Performer:  Patrick Russill (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; England 
Date of Recording: 07/20/2000 
Venue:  Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
15.
Mass for 4 Voices by William Byrd
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1592-1593; England 
Venue:  Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel 
Length: 22 Minutes 58 Secs. 
16.
Mass for 3 Voices by William Byrd
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1593-1594; England 
Venue:  Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel 
Length: 18 Minutes 8 Secs. 
17.
My Ladye Nevalls Booke: A Fancie on C by William Byrd
Performer:  Patrick Russill (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; England 
Date of Recording: 07/20/2000 
Venue:  Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18.
Mass for 5 Voices by William Byrd
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1595; England 
Venue:  Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel 
Length: 23 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19.
Fantasia in G no 1 "Voluntary for my Lady Nevell", MB 61 by William Byrd
Performer:  Patrick Russill (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; England 
Venue:  Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20.
Officium defunctorum: Misa de Requiem a 6 by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1605; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1994 
Venue:  Brinkburn Priory, Weldon, Northumberland 
Length: 59 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21.
Vespro della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor),
Bryn Terfel (Bass), Sandro Naglia (Tenor), Nigel Robson (Tenor),
Alastair Miles (Bass), Ann Monoyios (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Live  St Mark's Basilica, Venice 
Length: 89 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Magnificat a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Marinella Pennicchi (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Mark Tucker (Tenor),
Nigel Robson (Tenor), Sandro Naglia (Tenor), Ann Monoyios (Soprano),
Bryn Terfel (Bass), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  London Oratory Junior Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Live  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
23.
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Andreas Scholl (Countertenor), Barbara Bonney (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
24.
La piva by Anonymous
Performer:  Kristian Olesen (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1650 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
25.
Psalms of David, Op. 2: Warum toben die Heiden, SWV 23 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Jan Waterfield (Organ), James Johnstone (Organ), Kristian Olesen (Organ),
Timothy Roberts (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1619; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
26.
Historia, der freuden und gnadenreichen Geburth...Die Geburt unsers Herren Jesu Christi, SWV 435 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Linda Perillo (Soprano), Richard Savage (Bass), James Johnstone (Virginal),
Charles Daniels (Tenor), Timothy Roberts (Regal), Kristian Olesen (Organ),
Paul McCreesh (Bass Violin), Jan Waterfield (Harpsichord), Sarah Pendlebury (Soprano),
Robert Horn (Tenor), Angus Smith (Tenor), Charles Pott (Baritone),
Simon Grant (Bass), Rodrigo Del Pozo (Tenor), Andrew Carwood (Tenor),
Tom Phillips (Tenor), Robert Rice (Bass), Timothy Roberts (Organ),
Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Neal Davies (Bass), Roderick Williams (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Roskilde Cathedral Boys' Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1664; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 35 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
27.
Magnificat anima mea, SWV 468 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Kristian Olesen (Regal), Jan Waterfield (Harpsichord), Richard Savage (Bass),
Tom Phillips (Tenor), Andrew Carwood (Tenor), Neal Davies (Bass),
Robert Horn (Tenor), Simon Grant (Bass), Charles Pott (Baritone),
Angus Smith (Tenor), Rodrigo Del Pozo (Tenor), Robert Harre-Jones (Countertenor),
Stephan Olesen (Boy Soprano), Kristian Olesen (Organ), James Johnstone (Organ),
Timothy Roberts (Organ), Timothy Roberts (Virginal)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Roskilde Cathedral Choir  ... 
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1665; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 15 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
28.
O bone Jesu, fili Mariae, SWV 471 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Simon Grant (Bass), Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Rodrigo Del Pozo (Tenor),
Charles Daniels (Tenor), Timothy Roberts (Organ), James Johnstone (Virginal)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
29.
Benedicamus Domino by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Kristian Olesen (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1634; Halle, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
30.
Deus in adiutorium by Anonymous
Performer:  Charles Pott (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
31.
Christum wir sollen loben schon by Martin Luther
Performer:  Kristian Olesen (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roskilde Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
32.
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ by Martin Luther
Performer:  Kristian Olesen (Organ)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roskilde Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
33.
Collect by Anonymous
Performer:  Charles Pott (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Medieval 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
34.
Te Deum in D major, H 146 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690; France 
35.
Messe de minuit pour Noël, H 9 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690; France 
36.
In nativitatum Domini canticum, H 416 "Usquequo avertis" by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1685 
37.
Hail, bright Cecilia, Z 328 "Ode on St Cecilia's Day" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Peter Harvey (Bass), Tim Wilson (Countertenor),
Charles Daniels (Tenor), Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Charles Pott (Bass),
Christopher Purves (Bass), Julian Podger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Language: English 
38.
March and Canzona in C minor, Z 860 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Flatt Trumpet), Michael Laird (Flatt Trumpet), Robert Howes (Percussion),
Colin Sheen (Sackbut), Stephen Saunders (Sackbut)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baroque Brass of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
39.
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58a by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Timothy Pride (Countertenor), Geraint Watkins (Boy Soprano), Donald Sweeney (Bass),
Julian Podger (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Baroque Brass of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
Language: English 
40.
Man that is born of a woman, Z 27 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julian Podger (Tenor), Donald Sweeney (Bass), David Dunnett (Organ),
Geraint Watkins (Boy Soprano), Timothy Pride (Countertenor)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Wincester Cathedral, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
41.
In the midst of life, Z 17a by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julian Podger (Tenor), Timothy Pride (Countertenor), Geraint Watkins (Boy Soprano),
David Dunnett (Organ), Donald Sweeney (Bass)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1682; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
42.
Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58b by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julian Podger (Tenor), Timothy Pride (Countertenor), Geraint Watkins (Boy Soprano),
David Dunnett (Organ), Donald Sweeney (Bass)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
43.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  David Dunnett (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Baroque Brass of London,  Brandenburg Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
44.
O God, thou art my God, Z 35 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Hilary Brooks (Cello), David Dunnett (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
45.
Gloria in D major, RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Judith Nelson (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto), Paul Elliott (Tenor),
David Thomas (Bass)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Language: Latin 
46.
Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E, RV 630 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Language: Latin 
47.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Bass), Rainer Trost (Tenor), Barbara Bonney (Soprano),
Birgit Remmert (Alto)
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: Latin 
48.
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste, BWV 106 "Actus tragicus" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor),
Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Mühlhausen, Germany 
49.
O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118b by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michael Chance (Countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736-1737; Leipzig, Germany 
50.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephen Varcoe (Bass Baritone), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Ruth Holton (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Length: 24 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
51.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor),
Stephen Varcoe (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Written: 1723 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Length: 28 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: German 
52.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass), Christina Landshammer (Soprano), Johannes Chum (Tenor),
Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig St. Thomas Church Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
53.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Ross (Soprano), Rufus Müller (Tenor), Nicholas Robertson (Tenor),
Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Simon Birchall (Bass), Ruth Holton (Soprano),
Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Neill Archer (Tenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1986 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 107 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
54.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Jane Fairfield (Soprano), Jean Knibbs (Soprano),
Patrizia Kwella (Soprano), Carol Hall (Soprano), Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Chance (Countertenor), Patrick Collin (Countertenor), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor),
Wynford Evans (Tenor), Howard Milner (Tenor), Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor),
Richard Lloyd Morgan (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin),
Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Sophia McKenna (Oboe), Valerie Darke (Oboe),
Michael Thompson (French Horn), Timothy Mason (Cello), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
Valerie Botwright (Double Bass), Alastair Ross (Organ), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1985 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 106 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
55.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), Elisabeth Priday (Soprano), Donna Deam (Soprano),
Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Patrick Collin (Countertenor),
Jonathan Peter Kenny (Countertenor), Nicholas Robertson (Tenor), Philip Salmon (Tenor),
Paul Tindall (Tenor), Julian Clarkson (Bass), Christopher Purves (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1990 
Length: 86 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
56.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Eglise du Liban, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
57.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 3, HWV 260 "The king shall rejoice" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Eglise du Liban, Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
58.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Elliott (Tenor),
David Thomas (Bass), Judith Nelson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Language: English 
59.
Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor),
David Thomas (Bass)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
60.
Mass in C major, K 317 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Catherine Robbin (Mezzo Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor),
Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Language: Latin 
61.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Robert Lloyd (Bass), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto), Francisco Araiza (Tenor),
Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Laszlo Heltay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1990 
Venue:  London 
Length: 50 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
62.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
63.
Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 "Nelsonmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto), Maldwyn Davies (Tenor),
David Wilson-Johnson (Bass)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1986 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 43 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
64.
Te Deum in C major, H 23c no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1986 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
65.
The Creation, H 21 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Miah Persson (Soprano), Ruth Massey (Alto), Sandrine Piau (Soprano),
Paul Harvey (Baritone), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Neal Davies (Bass)
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players,  Chetham's Chamber Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Language: English 
66.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Charlotte Margiono (Soprano), Catherine Robbin (Mezzo Soprano),
William Kendall (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 71 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
67.
Stabat mater by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Lucia Valentini-Terrani (Mezzo Soprano), Dalmacio Gonzalez (Tenor), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass),
Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Language: Latin 
68.
Elijah, Op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Patricia Bardon (Mezzo Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor),
Libby Crabtree (Soprano), Sara Fulgoni (Alto), John Bowen (Tenor),
Neal Davies (Bass), Geoffrey Moses (Bass), Bryn Terfel (Baritone),
Matthew Munro (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Edinburgh, England 
Language: English 
69.
L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25 by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Andrew Wentzel (Bass Baritone), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), François Le Roux (Baritone),
Philip Cokorinos (Bass Baritone), Marc Belleau (Bass), Gorden Getz (Tenor),
Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Eglise St-Eustache, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 95 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
70.
Sara la baigneuse, Op. 11 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834/1850; France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Eglise St-Eustache, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
71.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 2, Hélčne by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Eglise St-Eustache, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
72.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 4, La belle voyageuse by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Eglise St-Eustache, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
73.
Mélodies irlandaises, Op. 2: no 6, Chant sacré by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Eglise St-Eustache, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
74.
Quartetto e coro dei maggi by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Eglise St-Eustache, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
75.
Mass no 2 in G major, D 167 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Jorge Antonio Pita (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
76.
Psalm 23, D 706/Op. 132 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dalia Schaechter (Alto), Margaretha Hintermeier (Alto), Barbara Bonney (Soprano),
Brigitte Poschner-Klebel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Live  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
77.
Te Deum in C major, WAB 45 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Peter Lagger (Bass), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor), Sieglinde Wagner (Alto),
Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1884; Vienna, Austria 
78.
Locus iste in C major, WAB 23 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
79.
Ave Maria for 7 a cappella Voices in F major, WAB 6 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Linz, Austria 
Language: Latin 
80.
Virga Jesse floruit in E minor, WAB 52 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
81.
Ecce sacerdos magnus in A minor, WAB 13 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Alfons Hartenstein (Trombone), Hedwig Bilgram (Organ), Joseph Hahn (Trombone),
Ludwig Laberer (Trombone)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
82.
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, WAB 30 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Linz, Austria 
83.
Christus factus est by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
84.
German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Charlotte Margiono (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Language: German 
85.
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Bass),
Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1967 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 84 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
86.
Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jo Ann Pickens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Written: pub 1898 
Date of Recording: 10/1967 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 38 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
87.
Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Daniele Rossi (Organ)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Via Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 37 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
88.
Requiem, Op. 9 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Daniele Rossi (Organ)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Via Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 38 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
89.
Crucifixion by John Stainer
Performer:  Brian Runnett (Organ), Richard Lewis (Tenor), Owen Brannigan (Bass)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1961 
90.
Take him, earth, for cherishing by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; England 
91.
Belshazzar's Feast by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Winchester Cathedral, London, England 
Length: 35 Minutes 8 Secs. 
92.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Peter Pears (Tenor), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
Language: English 
93.
I was glad by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Timothy Barber (Treble), Donald Sweeney (Bass)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Waynflete Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
94.
Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry
Performer:  Donald Sweeney (Bass), Timothy Barber (Treble)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Waynflete Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; England 
95.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Heather Harper (Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Alto),
Helen Watts (Alto), René Kollo (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Bass),
John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Singverein,  Vienna Boys' Choir  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
96.
Glagolitic Mass by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Anne Collins (Contralto (Female alto)), Teresa Kubiak (Soprano), Wolfgang Schöne (Baritone),
Robert Tear (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Brighton Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
97.
Missa brevis by Zoltán Kodály
Conductor:  Laszlo Heltay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brighton Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; Hungary 
98.
Vespers, Op. 37 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano), Vladimir Mostowoy (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolai Korniev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Russia 
Venue:  Imperial Chapel, St. Petersburg, Russia 
Language: Slavonic 
99.
Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1948; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
100.
Mass by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Bach Festival Orchestra,  English Bach Festival Choir,  Trinity Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1948; USA 
Language: Latin 
101.
Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Youth Chorus,  Vienna Boys' Choir Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
102.
Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer:  Christiane Oelze (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), David Kuebler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 62 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
103.
Stabat mater by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Françoise Pollet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Chorus,  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
104.
Gloria in G major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Françoise Pollet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Chorus,  French National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
105.
War Requiem, Op. 66 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano), Peter Pears (Tenor),
Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Highgate School Chorus  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1963 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 131 Minutes 42 Secs. 
106.
A child of our time by Michael Tippett
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Cassilly (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Length: 65 Minutes 0 Secs. 
107.
Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laudibus,  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
108.
Leonardo dreams of his flying machine by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Laudibus,  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001; USA 
109.
Water Night by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
110.
Temuna by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
111.
Kala Kalla by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
112.
Larov by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
113.
Eyze Sheleg! by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
114.
Rakut by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
115.
Nox Aurumque by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
116.
The Stolen Child by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
117.
A Boy and a Girl by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
118.
Songs of Faith (3): no 1, I will wade out by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
119.
Songs of Faith (3): no 2, Hope, faith, life, love by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
120.
Songs of Faith (3): no 3, I thank You God for most this amazing day by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999; USA 
121.
Sleep by Eric Whitacre
Conductor:  Eric Whitacre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Whitacre Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
122.
The Woman with the Alabaster Box by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
123.
De profundis by Arvo Pärt
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
124.
Totus tuus, Op. 60 by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; Poland 
125.
The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Conductor:  Stephen Layton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; England 
126.
Song for Athene by John Tavener
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
127.
Agnus Dei, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Peter Broadbent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Language: Latin 
128.
God's Grandeur by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Peter Broadbent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Language: English 
129.
Heaven-Haven (A Nun Takes the Veil) by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Peter Broadbent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joyful Company of Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Language: English 
130.
Motets (4) on Gregorian themes, Op. 10 by Maurice Duruflé
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St John's College Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
131.
O sacrum convivium! by Olivier Messiaen
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
132.
Lux aeterna by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Helmut Franz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Vienna, Austria 

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 bonanza in a box May 11, 2012 By John T. (Dallas, TX) See All My Reviews "As a life-long singer (from the back row) it was exciting to find such a treasure of choral music. Many of the pieces in the collection are familiar and I have sung them. But many of the pieces I do not know. I am learning. I recommend this set for anyone who appreciates and enjoys choral music." Report Abuse
 The Bargain of a LIfetime May 8, 2012 By Richard D. (Columbus, OH) See All My Reviews "There's very little to carp at in this set, and a great deal for which to be grateful. To begin with the carping; out of 50 cds only half of one is devoted to music written before 1520; and strangely enough there is no Gregorian chant, which seems a major omission for a set that calls itself in French Musique Sacrée - a definition that seems stretched to its limit by Mahler's 8th Symphony, and well beyond its limit by Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.
But there are so many marvelous performances here that it's hard to know where to begin. There is a great deal of superlatively good John Eliot Gardiner (most but not all of the Bach, the Monteverdi Vespers, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in an absolutely stunning recording, the Brahms Requiem); the Messiah is the 1979 Christopher Hogwood recording with Emma Kirkby in radiant form (has But who May abide the Day of His Coming ever sounded more thrilling?); the Dream of Gerontius is the Benjamin Britten performance, which is my own favorite on record, and Britten is also present conducting his own War Requiem. The renaissance music (Palestrina, Tallis, Byrd) receives glowing beautiful performances (though I confess to preferring David Hill's recording of the Victoria Requiem Mass to the one included, fine as the latter is). But almost every performance in this set is fabulously satisfying, and at this price it seems the bargain of a lifetime."
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