Magnificat, Vol. 2

Release Date: 4/30/2021
Catalog Number: SIGCD667
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 74 Minutes

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CD
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$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrew Nethsingha and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge release the second volume in the highly-praised Magnificat series and present nine settings of the Evening Canticles by celebrated Organist-Composers, written between 1932 and 1952, and non-church musicians from 1974-1989. The recording culminates with a contemporay setting by Julian Anderson, composed for the Chapel’s 150th anniversary. “These first volumes are designed to complement one another. Magnificat 1 started earlier, with Stanford in the 1880s; Volume Two brings us briefly up to the present day. The first release contained celebrated works by Tippett and Leighton from 1961 and 1972 respectively, in between the two main periods represented on this disc. Both albums contain iconic works by Howells, written a year apart. We hear composers creating different orders of priority for the parameters of composition.” - Andrew Nethsingha

Works on This Recording
1. Magnificat by Herbert Howells
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Written: 1945 ;
2. Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Howells
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: 20th Century
3. Magnificat I, Op. 33 by Giles Swayne
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Written: 1982 ;
4. Magnificat by Sydney Watson
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
5. Nunc Dimittis by Sydney Watson
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
6. Magnificat by William Walton
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Written: 1974 ;
7. Nunc Dimittis by William Walton
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Written: 1974 ;
8. Magnificat by Lennox Berkeley
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1980 ; England
9. Nunc Dimittis by Lennox Berkeley
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1980 ; England
10. Magnificat by Herbert Sumsion
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: 20th Century
11. Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Sumsion
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: 20th Century
12. Magnificat by Francis Jackson
Performer: James Anderson-Besant (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
13. Nunc Dimittis by Francis Jackson
Performer: James Anderson-Besant (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
14. Magnificat by Arvo Pärt
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989 ; Germany
15. Magnificat by Julian Anderson
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Written: 2018 ;
16. Nunc Dimittis by Julian Anderson
Performer: Glen Dempsey (Organ)
Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
Period: Contemporary
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