Info & track listings
Cambridge Voices, one of the citys most enterprising and admired choirs, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2007 with a year-long series of concerts focused upon Paris and Cambridge, conducted by its founder and Director, Ian de Massini.
But why Paris? It was on August 15th 1987 the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the elegant Parisian church of St-Etienne-du-Mont, that this young choir made its public début. This was in response to a request from Madame Durufl & eacute ; Chevalier for a choir to come to this church, where she and her composer husband had been the organists for most of the twentieth century, and to reinstate some of the glorious liturgical choral music of which so much had been irretrievably lost following the Second Vatican Council.
Since that momentous day, the choir has gone from strength to strength, returning to St Etienne every August 15th, but also embarking on its innovative concert presentations across Britain and the Continent (featuring the choreographic possibilities of each venue), and enthusiastically commissioning and performing new music.
This album, the thirteenth in the choirs discography, aims to reflect these two fundamental aspects of the choir.
|1||05:31||When David heard||Ian de Massini (b. 1959)|
|2||02:06||Lighten our darkness||Ian de Massini|
|3||03:36||Tantum ergo sacramentum||Ian de Massini|
|4||01:21||Well I wanna be ready||arranged Ian de Massini|
|5||07:09||We will remember them (A Flanders carol)||Ian de Massini|
|6||02:26||Little innocent lamb||arranged Ian de Massini|
|7||00:29||Ego Dominus et Magister?||Plainsong from Liber Usualis|
|8||03:22||Ego Dominus et Magister?||Ian de Massini|
|9||07:43||Ecce! (from The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross)||Ian de Massini|
|10||00:23||Ave maris stella||Plainsong from Liber Usualis|
|11||03:34||A hymn to the Virgin||Ian de Massini|
|12||03:31||Ave Regina Angelorum||Ian de Massini|
|13||05:44||Salve Regina||Ian de Massini|
|14||03:41||Ave Maria||Ian de Massini|
|15||00:23||Assumpta est Maria in caelum||Plainsong from Liber Usualis|
|16||01:34||Jesu, meine Lebenssonne||Ian de Massini|
|17||04:23||Assumpta est Maria in caelum||Ian de Massini|
|18||00:05||Assumpta est Maria in caelum||Plainsong from Liber Usualis|
|19||07:53||Salve Regina||Robert Wylkynson (c.1450-c.1515)|