Advent At Merton / Phillips, Nicholas, Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Release Date: 10/8/2013
Label: Delphian
Catalog Number: DCD34122
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxford Merton College Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...The excellent mixed-voice Choir of Merton College, Oxford has been heading fast up the ranks of collegiate choirs since the appointment of Benjamin Nicholas as director of music in 2008, and the close involvement of Peter Phillips (of Tallis Scholars fame), both of whom are conducting here...The fresh, well-blended voices show vitality and drill, but the basses, in particular, bloom beautifully in James MacMillan's Advent Antiphon and John Tavener's O Adonai." - Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

Works on This Recording
1. Ecce concipes, for chorus by Matthew Martin
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxford Merton College Choir
2. Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming, for chorus by David Blackwell
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
3. Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 1 - Rorate coeli by William Byrd
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1605 ; England
4. Advent Antiphon, for chorus by James MacMillan
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
5. Drop down, ye heavens, from above by Judith Weir
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2005 ; England
6. Hymnum "Alvus tumescit virginis" by Michael Praetorius
Performer: Anna [Organ] Steppler (Organ)
Period: Renaissance
7. O Sapientia, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Howard Skempton
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
8. O Adonai, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by John Tavener
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2010 ;
9. O Radix Jesse, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Rihards Dubra
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
10. O Clavis David, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Gabriel Jackson
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
11. O Oriens by Cecilia McDowall
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
12. O Rex Gentium, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Matthew Martin
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ;
13. O Emmanuel, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Eriks Esenvalds
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Contemporary
14. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen, for organ by Anton Heiller
Performer: Anna [Organ] Steppler (Organ)
Period: Modern
15. Ecce Virgo by William Byrd
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1605 ;
16. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer: Emily Tann
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1609 ; Germany
17. O Radiant Dawn, for chorus by James MacMillan
Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas
Period: 21st Century
18. Ave Maria, gratia plena, motet for 8 voices & organ by Tomás L. de Victoria
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1572 ; Spain
19. O Oriens by Cecilia McDowall
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