account
basket
Challenge Records Int. logo
An English Coronation, 1902-1953
Various composers

Gabrieli Consort

An English Coronation, 1902-1953

Price: € 22.95 16.07
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212056929
Catnr: SIGCD 569
Release date: 03 May 2019
old €22.95 new € 16.07
Buy
2 CD
✓ in stock
22.95 16.07
old €22.95 new € 16.07
Buy
 
Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212056929
Catalogue number
SIGCD 569
Release date
03 May 2019

"You feel the grandeur on this CD, a bit like it's the live recording of a real coronation."

Trouw, 28-6-2019
Album
Artist(s)
Composer(s)
Press
EN
NL

About the album

The four coronations of the twentieth century were enormous and extravagant. Replete with festive pageantry, these ceremonies were joyful celebrations of British music, employing tremendous forces. Choirs from across London and beyond were marshalled to provide a chorus of over 400 voices; a full-size symphony orchestra was squeezed into Westminster Abbey, whilst bands of fanfare trumpeters led the pomp and celebration.

In the imposing surroundings of Ely Cathedral, Paul McCreesh and Gabrieli bring the history, ceremony and liturgy of these extraordinary events to life. With his renowned creative flair, McCreesh’s painstaking research will provides the springboard for their latest ground-breaking recreation project. The result will is a joyful celebration of five centuries of choral music, performed with the same vast forces as were heard at the coronation services. Alongside an orchestra of rare early-twentieth century instruments, an extended Gabrieli Consort is amplified by the energetic sound and fresh faces of several hundred young singers from Gabrieli’s choral training programme Gabrieli Roar. The music is interspersed by the coronation liturgy, with Simon Russell Beale speaking the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Op dit wel heel bijzondere album van het Engelse Gabrieli Consort klinkt een spectaculaire muzikale herschepping van de verkwistende Engelse kroningsplechtigheden. Op de opname staat muziek van Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Händel en Wesley naast opwindende grootschalige feestelijke muziek van Elgar, Parry, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Howells en Walton, met als hoogtepunt aan het eind een verbazingwekkende nieuwe versie van het nationale volkslied door David Matthews. Op grootse wijze leidt Paul McCreesh het royale orkest, de groep fanfaretrompetten en een koor van 300 zangers.

Groots en meeslepend

De vier Engelse kroningen, Edward VII - 1902, George V - 1911, George VI - 1937 en Elizabeth II - 1953, waren groots en extravagant. Met al hun pracht en praal waren deze ceremonies vreugdevolle vieringen van Britse muziek, die een hoop menskracht vergden. Koren overal uit Londen en ver daarbuiten werden opgesteld om een koor van honderden stemmen te vormen, een voltallig symfonieorkest werd in Westminster Abbey geperst, terwijl een schare aan fanfaretrompetten het vertoon en de viering aanvoerden.

Kroningsdienst tot leven gebracht

In de imposante omgeving van de kathedraal van Ely brengen Paul McCreesh en zijn Gabrieli Consort de geschiedenis, ceremonie en liturgie van deze onvoorstelbare gebeurtenissen tot leven. Met zijn welbekende creatieve flair en door zorgvuldig onderzoek, zorgt McCreesh voor de opmaat naar dit baanbrekende herscheppingsproject: An English Coronation, 1902-1953. Het resultaat is een heerlijke viering van vijf decennia koormuziek, uitgevoerd met dezelfde royale kracht die te horen was tijdens de kroningsdiensten. Naast een orkest met de schaarse instrumenten uit de vroege twintigste eeuw, wordt Cabrieli Consort versterkt met de energieke klank en frisse gezichten van zo'n 300 jonge zangers uit het netwerk en trainingsprogramma voor jeugdkoren 'Gabrieli Roar'. De muziek wordt afgewisseld met de kroningsliturgie, waarbij Simon Russell Beale de rol van de aartsbisschop van Canterbury verwoordt.

Gabrieli Consort

Het Engelse koor en orkest Gabrieli Consort, opgericht door artistiek leider Paul McCreesh, maakt gebruik van historische instrumenten. Ze treden op met religieus, vocaal en instrumentaal repertoire van renaissance tot heden en staan bekend als een innovatief en ambitieus gezelschap. In zijn vertolkingen streeft Cabrieli ernaar om zoveel mogelijk de originele uitvoeringen van muzikale werken te herscheppen, in de verwachting dat de idealen van een historische uitvoering en kennis van de wereld van vroeger, essentieel zijn om opnieuw muziek te creëren. Het Gabrieli Consort wordt door de pers overladen met superlatieven. Zoals van Musicweb International: "Het kaliber van de uitvoering is in alle opzichten verbazingwekkend hoog." Of deze van de Leipziger Volkszeitung: "Naar hen luisteren is een ervaring waarvan je hoopt dat er nooit een eind aan komt."

Artist(s)

Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral School. He then attended Clifton College in Bristol on a choral scholarship before studying English at the University of Cambridge (also on a music scholarship). He began a course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, initially as a singer, later switching to acting, but left unsatisfied. He was spotted in a student play at the Edinburgh Festival, which led to starting a professional acting career. He...
more
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral School. He then attended Clifton College in Bristol on a choral scholarship before studying English at the University of Cambridge (also on a music scholarship). He began a course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, initially as a singer, later switching to acting, but left unsatisfied. He was spotted in a student play at the Edinburgh Festival, which led to starting a professional acting career.
He was first noticed in comic roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he forged collaborations with Sam Mendes whom he has continued to work with. Since 1995 he has been a regular player at the National Theatre.
Beale is an associate of the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre in London, and an associate artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

less

Gabrieli Consort

Gabrieli are a choir and period instrument orchestra founded and led by Artistic Director Paul McCreesh. We perform and record great choral, vocal and instrumental repertoire from the renaissance to the present day for the widest possible audience, cultivating an international reputation for excellence, innovation and ambition. Our mission is to educate the public, in every sense – to be standard bearers for the highest quality of performance, to explain, illustrate and illuminate the guiding principles behind our performance ideals and to offer first-class performance opportunities to young people through our bold and ambitious education programme, Gabrieli Roar. Gabrieli’s interpretations strive to recreate the original performances of musical works as far as possible, in the belief that historical performance ideals and...
more
Gabrieli are a choir and period instrument orchestra founded and led by Artistic Director Paul McCreesh. We perform and record great choral, vocal and instrumental repertoire from the renaissance to the present day for the widest possible audience, cultivating an international reputation for excellence, innovation and ambition. Our mission is to educate the public, in every sense – to be standard bearers for the highest quality of performance, to explain, illustrate and illuminate the guiding principles behind our performance ideals and to offer first-class performance opportunities to young people through our bold and ambitious education programme, Gabrieli Roar.
Gabrieli’s interpretations strive to recreate the original performances of musical works as far as possible, in the belief that historical performance ideals and knowledge of the old world are essential for creating music anew. We seek to engage with and to explore the links between music from all periods. Through lively music-making, committed research and the production of ground-breaking recordings, Gabrieli’s mission is to challenge common and accepted perceptions of classical music, and to re-invigorate and innovate in order to sustain the relevance of these great pieces of art in the twenty-first century.

less

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

Paul McCreesh is the founder and Artistic Director of the Gabrieli Consort & Players which he established in 1982 and with whom he has toured world-wide and made many award-winning recordings. McCreesh is well-known for the energy and passion that he brings to his music-making, and he is especially enthusiastic about working with young musicians, broadening access to classical music. He works regularly with youth orchestras and choirs and is active in building new educational initiatives whenever possible. McCreesh has conducted many of the major orchestras and choirs across the globe, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bergen Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra and Berlin Konzerthausorchester. McCreesh also enjoys regular and ongoing collaborations...
more
Paul McCreesh is the founder and Artistic Director of the Gabrieli Consort & Players which he established in 1982 and with whom he has toured world-wide and made many award-winning recordings. McCreesh is well-known for the energy and passion that he brings to his music-making, and he is especially enthusiastic about working with young musicians, broadening access to classical music. He works regularly with youth orchestras and choirs and is active in building new educational initiatives whenever possible.
McCreesh has conducted many of the major orchestras and choirs across the globe, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bergen Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra and Berlin Konzerthausorchester. McCreesh also enjoys regular and ongoing collaborations with Saint Paul and Basel Chamber Orchestras. In 2018-19 he conducts Elgar and Brahms for Kammerakademie Potsdam, Mendelssohn and Britten for Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, and Handel for Symphonique de Montréal, alongside appearances with Filharmonia Poznanska and MDR Radio Symphony.
From 2013-2016 he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon) with whom he conducted a wide range of music from the classical period through the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing in particular on symphonic repertoire, oratorio and opera in concert, working closely with the world-renowned Gulbenkian Choir.
McCreesh has established a strong reputation in the opera house and has conducted productions at the Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Danish Opera, Opera Comique, Vlaamse Opera and at the Verbier Festival. Most recently he conducted Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bergen Opera, and returned to Vlaamse Opera for a production of Idomeneo.
In 2011 McCreesh launched his own record label, Winged Lion, in collaboration with the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Signum Classics and the Wratislavia Cantans Festival, where he was Artistic Director from 2006-2012. To date they have made ten recordings, most recently A Rose Magnificat, music dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Renaissance to the present day, released in May 2018 and lauded by critics: “Captivating … imaginative … ambitious” (Financial Times), “the superlative Gabrieli Consort give a formidably encompassing performance” (BBC Music Magazine), “pristine: carefully balanced and always cleanly tuned” (Gramophone). Other highlights include Haydn The Seasons, Britten War Requiem (BBC Music Magazine Award 2014), Mendelssohn Elijah (Diapason d’Or Award 2013), Berlioz’s gargantuan Grande Messe des Morts (BBC Award 2012), and a reworking of his earlier Gabrieli disc, A New Venetian Coronation 1595 (Gramophone Award 2013).

less

Composer(s)

Press

You feel the grandeur on this CD, a bit like it's the live recording of a real coronation.
Trouw, 28-6-2019

Play album Play album
Disc #1
01.
Coronation March, Op. 65
10:43
(Herbert Howells) Gabrieli Consort
02.
The King’s Herald
04:11
(Herbert Howells) Gabrieli Consort
03.
Rejoice Today with One Accord
02:00
(Martin Luther) Gabrieli Consort
04.
O Most Merciful
01:47
(Charles Wood) Gabrieli Consort
05.
Litany
09:02
(Thomas Tallis) Gabrieli Consort
06.
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
03:51
(William Croft) Gabrieli Consort
07.
Three Chorale Fantasias: I. O God, Our Help in Ages Past: I. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
05:01
(Hubert Parry) Matthew Martin
08.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39: No. 1 in D Major: No. 1 in D Major
05:45
(Edward Elgar) Gabrieli Consort
09.
Entrance Fanfare
00:54
(Ernest Bullock) Gabrieli Consort
10.
I Was Glad
06:58
(Hubert Parry) Gabrieli Consort
11.
The Presentation, Fanfares and Acclamations
02:11
(Ernest Bullock) Simon Russell Beale, Gabrieli Consort
12.
The Administration and Signing of the Oath
01:31
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
13.
O Hearken Thou, Op. 64
02:25
(Edward Elgar) Gabrieli Consort
14.
The Collect
01:40
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
15.
Peter 2:13-17
01:01
(Anonymous) David Clegg
16.
Hear My Prayer, O Lord, Z. 15
02:26
(Henry Purcell) Gabrieli Consort
17.
Matthew 22:15
01:49
(Anonymous) William Towned, Gabrieli Consort
18.
Mass in G Minor: Creed: Creed
06:52
(Ralph Vaughan Williams) Gabrieli Consort
19.
Come, Holy Ghost
03:05
(Ernest Bullock) Gabrieli Consort
20.
The Prayer over the Ampulla
01:01
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
21.
Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
05:13
(George Frideric Handel) Gabrieli Consort
22.
The Anointing and Blessing
01:49
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale

Disc #2
01.
Prayers, Acclamations and Crowning Fanfare
01:49
(Ernest Bullock) Simon Russell Beale, Gabrieli Consort
02.
Confortare (Be strong and play the man)
01:15
(Walter Parratt) Gabrieli Consort
03.
The King Receives the Holy Bible
00:34
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
04.
The Blessing of the King and People
01:37
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
05.
The Exhortation
01:04
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
06.
Rejoice in the Lord Alway
02:43
(John Redford) Gabrieli Consort
07.
O Clap Your Hands Together
01:54
(William Byrd) Gabrieli Consort
08.
O Clap Your Hands Together
04:37
(Orlando Gibbons) Gabrieli Consort
09.
Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
03:21
(Samuel Sebastian Wesley) Gabrieli Consort
10.
Homage Fanfare and Acclamations
02:01
(Ernest Bullock) Gabrieli Consort
11.
All People That on Earth do Dwell (The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune)
05:15
(Ralph Vaughan Williams) Gabrieli Consort
12.
The Offertory Prayer and Prayer for the Church Militant
03:32
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
13.
The Exhortation, General Confession and Absolution
03:20
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
14.
The Preface
01:39
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale, Gabrieli Consort
15.
Mass in G Minor: Sanctus: Sanctus
02:45
(Ralph Vaughan Williams) Gabrieli Consort
16.
The Prayer of Humble Access and Prayer of Consecration
02:47
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
17.
O Taste and See
01:50
Simon Russell Beale, Gabrieli Consort
18.
The Lord’s Prayer
01:30
(Ralph Vaughan Williams) Gabrieli Consort
19.
The Post-Communion Prayer
01:29
Simon Russell Beale, Gabrieli Consort
20.
‘Coronation’ Gloria in B flat
05:06
(John Merbecke) Gabrieli Consort
21.
The Blessing
01:04
(Anonymous) Simon Russell Beale
22.
Threefold Amen
01:05
(Orlando Gibbons) Gabrieli Consort
23.
Coronation Te Deum
09:04
(William Walton) Gabrieli Consort
24.
Recessional and National Anthem
10:12
(David Matthews) Gabrieli Consort
25.
Crown Imperial
06:28
(William Walton) Gabrieli Consort
show all tracks

You might also like..

Edward Elgar
The Dream of Gerontius
Gabrieli Consort
Henry Purcell
Purcell - The Fairy Queen, 1692
Gabrieli Consort
Henry Purcell
King Arthur
Gabrieli Consort
Various composers
A Rose Magnificat
Gabrieli Consort
Matthew Barley, Roxanna Panufnik, John Tavener
99 Words
Voce Chamber Choir
Various composers
Silence & Music
Gabrieli Consort