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Gloriae Dei Cantores
The Coming of Christ

Song NameComposer
Offertoire Sur l'hymneAlme Siderum
Responsory: Aspicens a longeSharon Hunter
Rorate Caeli desuperRichard Cragg
Antiphon: O EmmanuelPeter Logan
Communion: Ecce VirgoMark Bushnell
Antiphon: Missus est GabrielJulia Witter
Offertory: Ave MariaChristine Helfrich
Antiphon and Solemn Benedictus: Puer qui natus estLucia Smith
Invitatory: Christus natus estHelen Spatzeck-Olsen
Intoroit: Puer Natus est nobisKathy Schuman
Alleluia: Dies sanctificatusRichard Cragg
Antiphon: Quem vidistisTim Pheta
Antiphon: Genuit puerperaTim Pheta
Antiphon:Angelus ad pastoresTim Pheta
Antiphon:Parvulus FiliusTim Pheta
Hymn: Christe RedemptorPeter Logan
Verbum caro factum estLucia Smith
Hodie Christus natus estRichard Cragg
Mirabile MysteriumSharon Hunter
ResponsumJoan Jackson
Lumen ad revelationem gentiumNathanael Reese
Omnes de saba venientMark Bushnell
Vidimus stellamLuke Norman
Admoniti MagiRichard Cragg
Herodes iratusRichard Cragg
Tolle PuerumAmanda Dawn Ortolani
Ex AEgyptoJulia Witter
Ibant parentes jesuLucia Smith
Non invenientesLuke Norman
Symphonie Gothique IV: Final Charles-Marie Widor

Directed by Elizabeth Patterson

The Coming of Christ is the first of a series of three CDs using the exquisite music of Gregorian chant to describe and illuminate the life of Christ. Sung by the Gloriae Dei Cantores Schola and conducted by Dr. Mary Berry, CBE, these reknowned experts bring a wealth of experience to the interpretation of the chant. Well-known pieces alternate with numerous antiphons to bring us closer to the time of Christ's birth and early childhood. The prophetic announcements, the longing and anticipation of Christ's birth as well as the joy of the angels' message are all vividly portrayed in the chant. Chant-based organ works by French composers Alexandre Guilmant and Charles-Marie Widor frame this program celebrating the life of Christ. These are the first recordings to be made in the superb acoustics of the Church of the Transfiguration, a basilican church made of limestone, in a modern-day abbey.

Item code: 8887C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States

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