2005 Chamber Choir Concert

Posted on Apr 2, 2005

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Stabat Mater

(for eight voices)

Background on the text, from the Catholic Encyclopedia

CD Recordings

Harry Christophers, The Sixteen, Coro
Recording info. at Collegium Music

Peter Phillips, Tallis Scholars, “Live in Rome,” Gimell
Recording info. at Gimell

Conductor’s pick:

John Rutter, Cambridge Singers, “Hail, Queen of Heaven,” Collegium
(This is a repackaged version of the discontinued CD “Ave Gracia Plena,” below, which is still available at some outlets.)
Recording info. at Collegium Music

Conductor’s pick:

John Rutter, Cambridge Singers, “Ave Gracia Plena,” Collegium
Recording info. at amazon.com

David Willcocks, King’s College Choir, Cambridge, “Allegri: Miserere,” Decca
Recording info. at Decca

CD Reviews

by Tony Haywood at MusicWeb (Christophers, Phillips)

by John Quinn at Music Web (Rutter)

Composer’s Biography

“Here of a Sunday Morning” Web site


Herbert Howells : Requiem

Program notes and text at Signum records

CD Recordings

Jeremy Backhouse, Vasari Singers, Signum
Recording info. at Signum

Conductor’s pick:

Matthew Best, Corydon Singers, Hyperion
Recording info. at Hyperion

Paul Spicer, Finzi Singers, “English Romantic Choral Music,” Chandos
Recording info. at Chandos

Dale Warland, Dale Warland Singers, American Choral Catalog
Recording info. at American Choral

CD Reviews

by Steve Schwartz at Classical Net (Best, Warland)

compiled by Signum Records (Backhouse)

by David Vernier at ClassicsToday (Backhouse)

Composer Web Site

Chester-Novello composer Web page


Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis

Program notes by Graham Anstey at Martlet Choral Links

Program notes by Michael Moore at the Mendelssohn Club Web site

CD Recordings

Janos Ferencsik, Hungarian Radio Chorus, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hungaroton
Recording info. at Hungaroton

Gerre Hancock, Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys (with organ), Koch International Classics
Recording info. at Koch International Classics

Conductor’s pick:

László Heltay, Brighton Festival Chorus (with organ), Decca

Unfortunately, Maestro Wynkoop’s pick is out of print. This 2-CD recording of Kodály choral works earned a rare rosette from the Penguin Guide to CDs. Used CDs might be available.

James O’Donnell, Westminster Abbey Choir (with organ), Hyperion
Recording info. at Hyperion

Stefan Parkman, Danish National Radio Choir (with organ), Chandos
Recording info. at Chandos

CD Reviews

by Rad Bennett at ClassicsToday (O’Donnell, Ferencsik)

by Steve Schwartz at Classical Net (Parkman)

by David Vernier at ClassicsToday (Hancock)

Composer’s Biography

Karadar Web site

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