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Lumina / Quist, Westminster Kantorei


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Westminster Choir College   Catalog #: 1709  
Composer:  Joseph RheinbergerHenry PurcellFelix MendelssohnJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Kerry HeilmannThomas FieldsKerry HeimannFrancis Williams,   ... 
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From a stunning single line of chant to the explosive polyphony of William Byrd and J.S. Bach, each of the works on this recording is in some way related to light’s presence in our life journey: from birth to death, through love, disappointment, forgiveness, and transcendence. The presented repertoire spans the mystical 12th-century chant of Hildegard von Bingen through the Renaissance and Baroque eras, plus two special 19th century works by composers who were deeply inspired by the ideas and musical styles of these earlier time periods. Westminster Kantorei has been honored as a national finalist for The American Prize, whose judges praised the ensemble’s “finely-measured and delicate balance of voices, and a mastery of stylistic Read more performance practice.” It has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the American Handel Festival and the Reformation 500 Anniversary Concert as well as in England and France, where it performed at the Festival Musique en L’ile in Paris. The ensemble has also collaborated with the Westminster Choir to perform Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Kurt Masur. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Geistliche Gesänge (3), Op. 69: no 3, Abendlied by Joseph Rheinberger
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1873; Germany 
2.
Miserere mei, Z 109 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kerry Heilmann (Organ), Thomas Fields (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
3.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Kerry Heimann (Organ), Thomas Fields (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
4.
Jehova, quam multi sunt, Z 135 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Francis Williams (Tenor), Thomas Lynch (Baritone), Kerry Heimann (Organ),
Daniel Boring (Theorbo), Thomas Fields (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
5.
Heilig, heilig ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6.
Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel Boring (Theorbo), Loretta O'Sullivan (Cello), Kerry Heimann (Organ),
Thomas Fields (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Selig sind die Toten by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Tim Brent (Organ)
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
8.
Ave maris stella, MB 35 by John Dunstable
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
9.
O vivens fons by Hildegard of Bingen
Performer:  Katie Lipow (Soprano)
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Medieval 
Written: 12th Century; Germany 
10.
Vigilate by William Byrd
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Renaissaince 
Written: pub 1589; England 
11.
If ye love me by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
12.
Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake by Richard Farrant
Conductor:  Amanda Quist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Kantorei
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 

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