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Holst Singers
Pierre Villette

O Sacrum Convivium Op. 27
Hymne A La Vierge Op. 24
Attende, Domine Op. 45
Notre Pere D'Aix Op. 75
Inviolata Op. 66
Tu Es Petrus Op. 29
O Quam Suavis Est Op. 76
Strophes Polyphoniques Pour Le Veni Creator Op. 28
Panis Angelicus Op. 80
O Salutaris Hostia Op. 21
Ave Verum Op. 3
Salve Regina Op. 5
O Quam Amabilis Es Op. 71
Jesu, Dulcis Memoria Op. 78
Adoro Te Op. 31
O Magnum Misterium Op. 53

Directed by Stephen Layton

This pioneering new recording - a showcase for the virtuoso talents of the Holst Singers - presents all fifteen of Villette's unaccompanied choral works and his two motets for choir and organ. Pierre Villette might best be regarded as a stylistic bridge between Debussy and Faure on the one hand and Poulenc and Messiaen on the other. A world rich in the familiarities of Gregorian chant infuses much of his choral output, while ambitious chromaticisms and textural gestures create effects which are at once spiritual and sensuous. This is the music of private prayer set in the context of an incense-filled Gothic Uber-Cathedral. Under their long-standing director of music Stephen Layton, the Holst Singers have established themselves firmly at the top of the country's league of chamber choirs. This new programme can only enhance their justly deserved reputation.

Item code: 6186C | 1 CD | $19.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England
034571175393 | CDA67539

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