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Cambridge Singers
Images Of Christ

Song NameComposer
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep SilenceSir Edward Bairstow
Veni, Redemptor Gentium
Hodie Christus Natus EstGiovanni Palestrina
Omnes De Saba VenientJacob Handl
Ich Bin ein Rechter WeinstockHeinirch Schutz
The Crown Of RosesP. I. Tchaikovsky
Vo Tsarstvii Tvoyem (The Beatitudes)Sergei Rachmaninoff
Pater NosterIgor Stravinsky
Christus Factus EstAnton Bruckner
Good Friday, Reproaches (Improperia)Giovanni Palestrina
Eram Quasi AgnusTomas Luis de Victoria
O Vos OmnesPablo Casals
Crucifixus (For Eight Voices)Antonio Lotti
Surgens JesusPeter Philips
Ascendo Ad PatremGiovanni Palestrina
Viri GalilaeiWilliam Byrd
Jesu, Dulcis MemoriaTomas Luis de Victoria
Ave Verum CorpusRichard Dering
Pange Lingua
Agnus DeiSamuel Barber
O Sacrum ConviviumOlivier Messiaen

Directed by John Rutter

Generations of composers have created a remarkable body of choral literature, inspired by the events in the life of Christ. John Rutter directs the 29-strong Cambridge Singers in a cappella renditions of some of the most beautiful works from this body, divided into five groups. In the first group, "The Coming of Christ," we have pieces by E.C. Bairstow, da Palestrina and Handl, as well as a Sarum chant, "Veni, Redemptor gentium." In the second group, "Words of Christ," we find pieces by Heinrich Schutz, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky. In the third group, "The Passion of Christ," we have works by Anton Bruckner, da Palestrina, T.L. de Victoria, Pablo Casals and Antonio Lotti. In the fourth group, "Resurrection and Ascension," there are pieces by Peter Phillips, da Palestrina and William Bird. And in the fifth group, "Christ in the Eucharist," we have works by T.L. de Victoria, Richard Dering, Samuel Barber, Olivier Messiaen and a lovely Gregorian chant, "Pange Lingua." The 24-page liner notes contain all words and translations. Let us find an imaginary place in the cathedral and hear the soaring praises to the remarkable man for whom it was built!

Item code: 7123C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | England

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