The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

Magnificat

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212058824
Catnr: SIGCD 588
Release date: 04 October 2019
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Signum Classics
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0635212058824
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SIGCD 588
Release date
04 October 2019
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Magnificat was recorded to explore the breadth of imagination with which composers have approached the texts, which have been sung in Christian worship for over 1000 years. Stanford’s starting point was the Germanic symphonic tradition; Howells took his inspiration from the architecture and acoustics of the Cathedral in Gloucester; Tippett was inspired by the unique Spanish trumpet stop at St John’s.

The Evening Cantincles chosen for this record relate to a particular period of music making in the life of St John’s conductor, Andrew Nethsingha; his time at the Royal College of Music; at Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals, and lastly his time at St John’s.

Founded in the 1670s, The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, expressive interpretations and ability to sing in a variety of styles.
Voor zijn album Magnificat nam The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge verschillende versies van het Magnificat en Nunc Dimittis op om de breedte van het voorstellingsvermogen waarmee componisten deze teksten, die al meer dan duizend jaar in de Christelijke dienst worden gezongen, te verkennen. Stanfords uitgangspunt was de Duitse symfonische traditie; Howells liet zich inspireren door de architectuur en akoestiek van de kathedraal in Glouchester; Tippett werd geïnspireerd door het unieke Spaanse trompetregister van het orgel in St John’s College Chapel.

De Evensong gezangen die voor deze opname zijn gekozen verwijzen naar een bepaalde periode in het leven van de dirigent van St John’s, Andrew Nethsingha; zijn periode bij het Royal College of Music; in de kathedralen van Truro en Glouchester en ten slotte zijn periode bij St John’s.

Het Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, opgericht in de jaren 1670, is een van de beste studentenkoren ter wereld, bij miljoenen mensen bekend en geliefd om zijn typerende rijke, warme klank, zijn expressieve interpretaties en zijn brede repertoire.

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Founded in the 1670s, The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, is one of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and
loved by millions for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, expressive interpretations and ability to sing in a variety of styles.

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