Sing, Ye Birds, a Joyous Song

Release Date: 8/12/2014
Label: Delos
Catalog Number: DE 3458
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Number of Discs: 1

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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
“Simon Carrington draws lovely, beautifully balanced and technically assured singing from his accomplished musicians.” – American Record Guide Such critical praise and more were lavished upon Anniversaries and Messages (DE 3436), the first Delos album by English “Choral magician” Simon Carrington and the Yale Schola Cantorum that he founded in 2003. Now a Yale Professor Emeritus, Carrington has continued to work with the choir as a guest conductor. This and his previous Delos album – both recorded in concert – are the fruits of his continuing association with the choir that he developed into one of America’s premier academic chamber choirs. The program features mesmerizing sacred music spanning the entire English Renaissance by John Taverner, Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons. The album’s centerpiece is The Glory and the Dream: a substantial and moving choral cycle setting Wordsworth’s poetry by the late, lamented Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and with a significant contribution from organist Thomas Murray.
Works on This Recording
1. Western Wind Mass: Western Wind melody & Gloria by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
2. Western Wind Mass: Sanctus by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
3. Western Wind Mass: Benedictus by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
4. Western Wind Mass: Agnus Dei by John [Composer] Taverner
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
Written: circa 1530-1540 ; England
5. The Glory and the Dream, for chorus & organ by Richard R. Bennett
Performer: Thomas [Organ] Murray (Organ)
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2000 ;
6. Glorious and powerful God by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
Written: 17th Century ; England
7. Second service by Orlando Gibbons
Performer: Lucas Wong (Organ)
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
8. Te lucis ante terminum I by Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Simon Carrington
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
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