Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross – Mater ora filium: Music for Epiphany (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:32 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
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Graham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge in music celebrating the feast of Epiphany, culminating in Arnold Bax’s unaccompanied double-choir masterpiece, ‘Mater ora filium’ (1926). The feast of Epiphany falls on 6 January, 12 days after Christmas. Marked in the Christian world with the story of the Magi, many composers have been inspired by the account of ‘the three kings’ following the star, bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. This sequence of music explores some of the greatest musical contributions to the feast, principally from the 16th and 20th centuries. Three great Epiphany hymns frame this sequence, all in new arrangements by Graham Ross, and all here receiving their première recordings. Graham Ross has also written the excellent booklet note and is aided and abetted, again, by John Rutter as producer, engineer and editor.
01. Omnes de Saba
02. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!
03. Reges Tharsis
04. Ecce advenit dominator Dominus
05. Tribus miraculis ornatum
06. Magi veniunt ab oriente
07. Nesciens Mater
08. Videntes stellam
09. Long, long ago
11. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed!
12. Bethlehem Down
13. Illuminare, Jerusalem
14. I wonder as I wander
15. Here is the little door
16. The Three Kings
17. I sing of a maiden
18. Benedicamus domino
19. As with gladness men of old
20. Mater ora filium