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Cambridge Singers
A Cappella

Song NameComposer
Hymn To St. CeciliaBenjamin Britten
Nun Stehn Die Rosen In BluteJohannes Brahms
Die Berfe Sind SpitzJohannes Brahms
Am Wildbachen Die Weiden Johannes Brahms
Und Gehst Du Uber Den KirchhofJohannes Brahms
An Die SterneRobert Schumann
Ungewisses LichtRobert Schumann
ZuversichtRobert Schumann
TalismaneRobert Schumann
Lay A GarlandRobert Schumann
The Splendour Falls On Castle WallsRobert Schumann
NicoletteMaurice Ravel
Trois Beaux Oiseaux Du ParadisRobert Schumann
RondeRobert Schumann
Dieu! Qu'il La Fait A Bon RegarderClaude Debussy
Quant J'ai Ouy Le TabourinClaude Debussy
Yver, Vous N'estes Qu'un VillainClaude Debussy
Magoton Va T'a L'iauFrancis Poulenc
La Belle Se Sied Au Pied De La TourFrancis Poulenc
Pilons I'orgeFrancis Poulenc
Clic, Clac, Dansez SabotsFrancis Poulenc
C'est La Petit' Fill' Du PrinceFrancis Poulenc
La Belle Si Nous Etions Francis Poulenc
Ah! Mon Beau LaboureurFrancis Poulenc
Les TisserandsFrancis Poulenc

In the first paragraph of the 32-page liner notes to "A Cappella" we learn that "a cappella," translated from the Italian, means "in the style of the chapel," probably a reference to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, where a tradition of unaccompanied singing has gone on since the Renaissance. Although the meaning of the term has since expanded to include unaccompanied secular music, it's clear that the Cambridge Singers hold to the original meaning, as none of the music on this CD would sound out of place under the Sistine's famous ceiling. Directed by the renowned John Rutter, the CS bring us the finest sacred music, first 11 songs from England and Germany, then 14 songs from France, all written in the 19th and 20th centuries. We have Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia," four songs from Brahms' "Vier Lieder aus dem Jungbrunnen," five songs from Schuman's "Vier doppelchorige Gesange, Op. 141," R.L. Pearsall's "Lay a Garland," Frederick Delius' "The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls," Ravel's "Trois Chansons," Debussy's "Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans," and eight songs from "Chansons Francaises." As most of the lyrics are in German or French, it's nice to have the extensive liner notes with all the words and translations. Beautiful music, angelically sung!

Item code: 7122C | 1 CD | $12.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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