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LEIGHTON: Easter Sequence (An) / Crucifixus Pro Nobis


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LEIGHTON: Easter Sequence (An) / Crucifixus Pro Nobis

Kenneth Leighton’s distinctive compositional voice is characterized by rich, lush harmonies, subtle dissonance, rhythmic energy and a lilting, angular lyricism. Pithy thematic ideas and syncopated rhythms are allied to a brilliant mastery of counterpoint and a unique sense of melody borne of a lifelong love of hymns, chorale and chant. This collection features the two contrasting Canticle Settings, the Easter Sequence scored for boys’ voices, organ and trumpet (played here by Crispian Steele-Perkins) and Crucifixus pro nobis, the austere, miniature masterpiece of a Passion setting for tenor, choir and organ which climaxes with one of English choral music’s remarkable icons “Drop, drop, slow tears”.

Leighton, Kenneth

  Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis 'Collegium Magdalene Oxoniense'
1.   Magnificat 00:05:06
2.   Nunc Dimittis 00:03:12

Leighton, Kenneth
Watts, Isaac, lyricist(s)

  Give me the wings of faith
3.   Give me the wings of faith 00:04:52

Leighton, Kenneth

  An Easter Sequence
4.   Introit (for the First Sundy after Easter) 00:00:57
5.   Gradual (for the First Sunday after Easter) 00:01:22
6.   Offertory (for the First Sunday after Easter) 00:02:55
7.   Communion (for the First Sunday after Easter) 00:04:51
8.   Sortie (Antiphon at First Vespers of Ascension Day) 00:04:08
  Veni creator spiritus
9.   Veni creator spiritus 00:05:03

Leighton, Kenneth
Taylor, Edward, lyricist(s)

  What love is this of thine
10.   What love is this of thine 00:06:17

Leighton, Kenneth

  Crucifixus pro nobis, Op. 38
11.   Christ in the Cradle 00:03:27
12.   Christ in the Garden 00:03:37
13.   Christ in his Passion 00:06:04
14.   Hymn 00:02:13
  Rockingham: Chorale Prelude on 'When I survey the wondrous Cross'
15.   Rockingham: Chorale Prelude on 'When I survey the wondrous Cross' 00:03:12
  Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (The Second Service), Op. 62
16.   Magnificat 00:06:36
17.   Nunc Dimittis 00:04:02

Total Playing Time: 01:07:54

Leighton, Kenneth

Taylor, Edward; Watts, Isaac

St. John's College Choir, Cambridge

Durrant, Benjamin; Jones, Gareth; Oxley, James; Robinson, Christopher; Steele-Perkins, Crispian; Whitton, Christopher

Label: Naxos

Series: English Choral Music

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.555795

Barcode: 0747313579525

Boxset: 8.501007

Physical Release: 02/2004

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