The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge
- Type CD
- Label Signum Classics
- UPC 0635212058824
- Catalog number SIGCD 588
- Release date 04 October 2019
About the album
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.
11Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A Magnificat
12Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A Nunc dimittis
13Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (The Second Service) Magnificat
14Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (The Second Service) Nunc dimittis
15Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A Magnificat
16Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A Nunc dimittis
17Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Gloucester Service) Magnificat
18Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Gloucester Service) Nunc dimittis
19Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Truro Service) Magnificat
110Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Truro Service) Nunc dimittis
111Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense) Magnificat
112Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense) Nunc dimittis