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Cambridge Singers
Poulenc Sacred Music

Song NameComposer
Gloria:Francis Poulenc
GloriaFrancis Poulenc
Laudamus TeFrancis Poulenc
Domine DeusFrancis Poulenc
-Domine Fili unigeniteFrancis Poulenc
Domine Deus, Agnus DeiFrancis Poulenc
Qui sedes ad dexteram PatrisFrancis Poulenc
Salve ReginaFrancis Poulenc
Ave Verum CorpusFrancis Poulenc
Exultate DeoFrancis Poulenc
Litanies a la Vierge NoireFrancis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour Un Temps de Penitence:Francis Poulenc
Timor et tremorFrancis Poulenc
Vinea mea electaFrancis Poulenc
Tenebrae factae suntFrancis Poulenc
Tristis est anima meaFrancis Poulenc
Quatre Motets Pour le Temps de Noel:Francis Poulenc
O Magnum MysteriumFrancis Poulenc
Quem vidistis pastores diciteFrancis Poulenc
Videntes stellamFrancis Poulenc
Hodie Christus natus estFrancis Poulenc

Directed by John Rutter

Francis Poulenc's interest in choral music began in the early 1920's. During his study with the composer Koechlin, he harmonized Bach chorale melodies. This work had a distinct influence on him. It was not until the 1930's that he began to write for the choral medium more seriously. Poulenc wrote many pieces for accompanied and unaccompanied choir. His astonishing music has very twentieth century sounds but is heavily influenced by earlier styles. The "Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence" have a very dark and dramatic intensity much like the pieces of Victoria, who Poulenc often thought about while writing them. The Cambridge Singers have recorded many of his great choral works. This album includes the "Gloria" for soprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra, "Litanies a la Vierge Noire" for female voices, strings and timpani and many of his unaccompanied motets.

Item code: 6998C | 1 CD | $11.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England

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