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Wydawnictwo: Avie
Seria: Music from the Eton Choirbook
Nr katalogowy: AV 2167
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: wrzesień 2009
EAN: 822252216721
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More Divine Than Human: Music from the Eton Choirbook Volume 1

Avie - AV 2167
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford / Stephen Darlington
Nagrody i rekomendacje
Gramophone Awards
About the release

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral under their director Stephen Darlington, return to AVIE with their second release for the label. Recorded in the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford, it commemorates the 500th Anniversary of the coronation of King Henry VIII on June 24 1509 with music from the Eton Choirbook, one of the greatest jewels of choir music in the world.

Stephen Darlington writes:

When Henry VIII came to the English throne five hundred years ago in 1509, there was a rich and vibrant choral tradition, to the extent that the great theologian Erasmus commented on the dominance of florid choral writing in the Church's liturgy. The repertory he had in mind can be found in the Eton Choirbook and epitomises a style of composition which demanded extraordinary virtuosity from its performers: it is no surprise that an Italian visitor should have described the singing he heard in 1515 as 'more divine than human'. This recording brings to life some of the most glorious music in the collection, using the original forces of men and boys.

Critical Acclaim on AV 2123:

‘No one can touch (them) in this repertoire’ – Rich Jones, The Times

‘It is easy to luxuriate in the sheer sumptuousness.’ – International Record Review

‘The results sound fresh and properly devotional’ - Gramophone Magazine

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  • CDA 1828-2
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