Advent at St. Paul's / Scott, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir

Release Date: 10/9/2012
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: CDH55463
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Every year on Advent Sunday St Paul's Cathedral in London holds an Advent Carol Service. This recording captures the mood and structure of this event, presenting a selection of the music which might be performed in its liturgical order.

The Church's preparation for the coming of Christ begins in contemplative mood with the plainchant processional Laudes Regiae and the famous Mattins Responsory ('I look from afar …'). The wealth of music that follows is typical of the approach of this choir: traditional favourites such as Hosanna to the Son of David and the Parsons Ave Maria rest alongside contemporary works from composers such as John Rutter, Richard Lloyd and Philip Wilby. This album—and the hypothetical service—comes to an end with a joyous arrangement of the great hymn O come, O come, Emmanuel; an organ toccata on the same theme by Andrew Carter acts as the voluntary.
Works on This Recording
1. Laudes Regiae by Anonymous
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval
2. Matins Responsory by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer: Philip Martin (Treble), Martin Oxenham (Baritone), Timothy Burtt (Treble)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
3. Ecce concipies by Jacob Handl
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ;
4. Blow out the trumpet by Martin Peerson
Performer: Andrew Lucas (Organ)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque
5. Drop down ye heavens by Richard Lloyd
Performer: Andrew Lucas (Organ), Edward Burrowes (Treble)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976 ; England
6. Liber primus sacrarum cantionum: Laetentur coeli by William Byrd
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1589 ; England
7. Echo Carol by Philip Wilby
Performer: Edmund Melik-Mourad (Treble), Andrew Lucas (Organ), Edward Burrowes (Treble)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989 ; England
8. Hosanna to the Son of David by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
9. Hymn of St Columba by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Andrew Lucas (Organ)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; England
10. Rejoice in the Lord alway by Anonymous
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
11. This is the record of John by Orlando Gibbons
Performer: Andrew Lucas (Organ), Christopher Royall (Countertenor)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 17th Century ; England
12. Hymn to the Creator of Light by John Rutter
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1992 ; England
13. Angelus ad Virginem by Anonymous
Performer: Andrew Lucas (Organ)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval
Written: 13th Century ; England
14. Virga Jesse floruit in E minor, WAB 52 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Ave Maria by Robert Parsons
Performer: Robert [tenor] Johnston (Tenor)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1560s ; England
16. Vespers Responsory by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer: Martin Oxenham (Baritone)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
17. O come, O come, Emanuel by Anonymous
Performer: Andrew Lucas (Organ)
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Medieval
18. Toccata on "Veni Emmanuel" by Andrew Carter
Performer: John Scott (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1995 ; England
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