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MATHIAS, W.: Choral Music - A May Magnificat / Learsongs / Riddles (St. John's Voices, The Gentlemen of St. John's, G. Walker)

    
      

 

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MATHIAS, W.: Choral Music - A May Magnificat / Learsongs / Riddles (St. John's Voices, The Gentlemen of St. John's, G. Walker)

William Mathias wrote some of the most imaginative, communicative and joyful choral music of the mid-to late 20th century. These qualities are perhaps most clearly represented in his substantial catalogue of works for choir and, in particular, his settings of sacred texts, notably the invigorating A Babe is Born and the hauntingly beautiful Ave verum corpus, one of his last compositions. This selection also includes the both serious and entertaining sequence of Riddles and the rapt, ecstatic A May Magnificat. More Mathias choral music can be heard on 8.573523.


Mathias, William

  A Babe is Born, Op. 55
1.   Play with flash player A Babe is Born, Op. 55 00:03:16

Mathias, William
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Jesus College Canticles, Op. 53 (version for mixed choir and organ)
2.   Play with flash player Magnificat 00:04:07
3.   Play with flash player Nunc Dimittis 00:02:42

Mathias, William
Lear, Edward, lyricist(s)

  Learsongs (version for female chorus and piano duet)
4.   Play with flash player No. 1. Calico Pie 00:01:47
5.   Play with flash player No. 2. The Owl and the Pussycat 00:03:48
6.   Play with flash player No. 3. The Duck and the Kangaroo 00:02:30
7.   Play with flash player No. 4. Uncle Arly 00:05:26
8.   Play with flash player No. 5. The Pelican Chorus 00:02:34

Mathias, William
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Y nefoedd sydd yn datgan gogoniant Duw (The Heaves Declare the Glory of God)
9.   Play with flash player Y nefoedd sydd yn datgan gogoniant Duw (The Heaves Declare the Glory of God) 00:08:51

Mathias, William

  Ave verum corpus
10.   Play with flash player Ave verum corpus 00:04:28

Mathias, William
Crossley-Holland, Kevin / Mathias, William, lyricist(s)

  Riddles
11.   Play with flash player Introduction - I. — 00:03:38
12.   Play with flash player II. — 00:03:20
13.   Play with flash player III. — 00:01:42
14.   Play with flash player IV. — 00:02:01
15.   Play with flash player V. — 00:02:03
16.   Play with flash player VI. — 00:04:08
17.   Play with flash player VII. — 00:04:48

Mathias, William
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, lyricist(s)

  A May Magnificat, Op. 79, No. 2
18.   Play with flash player A May Magnificat, Op. 79, No. 2 00:09:46

Total Playing Time: 01:10:55






Composer(s):
Mathias, William

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Crossley-Holland, Kevin; Hopkins, Gerard Manley; Lear, Edward; Mathias, William

Conductor(s):
Walker, Graham

Choir(s):
Gentlemen of St. John's; St. John's Voices

Artist(s):
Crook, Hugh; Dempsey, Glen; Ellis, David; Hart, Shanna; Kendall, Marie-Noëlle; Lahlou, Aïda

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.574162

Barcode: 747313416271

Release Date: 01/2020

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