When the prison was retired, the Roman Catholic Church acquired the land in 1884 for a new cathedral.

The celebrated Choir of Westminster Cathedral goes back to its roots with this recording of some of the towering masterpieces of Renaissance polyphony—a genre which the choir has made its own through the ritual of daily liturgical performance. The only cathedral choir in the world to sing Mass andVespers liturgically every day,The Choir Highly

Houssart positively revel in their virtuoso interplay. Keep listening for only $0.0/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Daily Telegraph, This new recording fromWestminster Cathedral presents two of the most important new Mass Liturgical Music and the new recording offers it a place in the repertory beyond the cloister. The Abbey (by that time property of the Church of England) sold the land for use as a prison.

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'A sublime disc' BBC Music Magazine Hyperion has been making recordings inWestminster Cathedral almost since the day the company first came into being, and, as ever, the sound E flat by Joseph Rheinberger, Liechtenstein’s most famous organ prodigy.This is music born of the All of the works are premiere recordings and the disc is sure to be popular with followers of This is very impressive singing indeed.’ musicalcriticism.com, A continuous narrative describing momentous Biblical events from the Last Supper through to Christ’s crucifixion and death.

This new recording fromWestminster Cathedral presents two of the most important new Mass settings of recent times. This new recording opens with Victoria's five-part setting of the Marian antiphon Salve regina, followed by two of the composer's Masses: Missa De Beata Maria Virgine and Missa Surge propera, which is preceded by its Palestrina model. 'Beautifully executed … Highly recommended' Fanfare, USA, An adorned version of the Office of Vespers as it might be heard on the eve of Christmas inWestminster Cathedral.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Westminster_Cathedral_Choir_discography&oldid=976595107, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Victoria: Missa Vidi speciosam & other sacred music' (CDH55358), Victoria: O magnum mysterium & Ascendens Christus in altum' (CDA66190), Guerrero: Missa Sancta et immaculata & other sacred music' (CDH55313), Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur & other sacred music' (CDH55452), Victoria: Missa Trahe me post te & other sacred music' (CDH55376), Victoria: Missa De Beata Maria Virgine & Missa Surge propera' (CDA67891), This page was last edited on 3 September 2020, at 21:13. Masterworks from the Renaissance - familiar from Westminster Cathedral Choir's previous award-winning recordings - alternate with works by former organists of the Cathedral (all themselves masters of liturgical composition) and are linked by the plainchant which is at the spiritual heart of the music.

Read our reviews here (The Observer), here (AllMusic), here (Hyperion), and here (Amazon). his position as worthy successor to the glories achieved by this choir under James O’Donnell

and you can almost smell the incense.Very warmly recommended' BBC Music Magazine, The Mass was commissioned byWestminster Cathedral and was first performed on the Feast of

‘Splendid singing illuminates these works from the vaults of Westminster… Throughout, the choral singing under Martin Baker’s direction glows resplendently, while still retaining its celebrated ‘continental’ edge. Westminster Cathedral Choir made its first acoustic recording in 1907.

Vaughan laid great emphasis on the beauty and integrity of the new Cathedral’s liturgy and music, and realised that a residential choir school for the boy choristers was essential to the realisation of his vision. The discography of Westminster Cathedral Choir includes many award-winning recordings, among them the 1998 Gramophone Award Record of the Year for Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir and Ildebrando Pizzetti's Requiem.

This most opulent of liturgies runs as a continuous narrative describing momentous Biblical events from the Last Supper through to Christ’s crucifixion and death. 'A pleasing stability of tone …The overall effect … is reverential, moving and warmly recorded' BBC Music Magazine This disc was recorded in Buckfast Abbey in March/April 2019, and is available from the Cathedral Gift Shop and to download. 'It is hard to imagine finer singing of these sacred scores from Brahms and Rheinberger than that from theWestminster Cathedral Choir.The Cathedral choristers display a remarkable technical prowess and refinement...The contribution from organist Matthew Martin is first rate, providing immediacy, without ever being obtrusive.These are superbly performed and recorded sacred works that lovers of choral music will surely relish.'

It almost goes without saying that Hyperion's

We are sorry to announce that this year's Grand Organ Festival recitals have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. 'From the moment this CD begins, the senses tingle with the magical, spiritual nature of the music' The Sunday Herald, 'This music, the Mass in particular, is virtually guaranteed a passage into the central repertoire of choirs around the world; it could hardly have had a better springboard than this recording' International Record Review, 'Powerful liturgical music from one of today's most admired composers, performed with passionate intensity' Gramophone, 'It is hard to think of any recent music that conveys religious ecstasy as intensely as James MacMillan's Mass … music of high voltage from first to last … the singing ofWestminster Cathedral Choir is electrifying' The Guardian, 'Performances throughout are exceptionally fine and the recorded sound radiantly atmospheric' Gramophone, 'Outstanding performances.

This new recording opens with Victoria's five-part setting of the Marian antiphon Salve regina, followed by two of the composer's Masses: Missa De Beata Maria Virgine and Missa Surge propera, which is preceded by its Palestrina model. The Benedictine monks who built and owned Westminster Abbey reclaimed part of the marsh around Westminster. throughout the polyphony of both the mass setting and Victoria’s beautiful motet Vidi speciosam. The Choir of Westminster Cathedral is recognised as one of the finest in the world, its principal focus being the daily celebration of the Divine Office and Solemn Mass. Palestrina composed four sets of Lamentations, the third of which is recorded here.

Of these the most prestigious are the 1998 Gramophone Awards for both ‘Best Choral Recording of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’, for the performance of Martin’s Mass for Double Choir …

from theWestminster Cathedral Choir.The Cathedral choristers display a remarkable technical

Hearing the music like this in context—and recorded in the unique acoustic of the Cathedral—perfectly replicates the live experience for the listener. ‘The Lay Clerks make a gloriously full-bodied sound with plenty of contrast and colour It is actually one of the newest churches in London.

main work being the stunning Missa Hodie Christus natus est—one of Palestrina’s most popular

We have not yet heard it, but await to do so with interest. Many more have followed, most recently the acclaimed series on the Hyperion label, and many awards have been conferred on the choir’s recordings. Skip to main content. Westminster Cathedral Choir and Buckfast Abbey are delighted to announce the release of their newest recording (and their first on the Ad Fontes label), Vexilla Regis: A sequence of music from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday. on this latest disc is gorgeous, full of depth, and with an ideal balance between, choir, organ and atmosphere' International Record Review, Westminster Cathedral continue their survey of the music of Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Recent reviews have declared the choir to be at the peak of its powers, and this disc is an important celebration of a great musical tradition. This most Judith Bingham now counts among the pantheon of composers who have responded to

Both Masses were composed for, and first performed by,The The discography of Westminster Cathedral Choir includes many award winning recordings, among them the 1998 Gramophone Award Record of the Year for Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir and Ildebrando Pizzetti's Requiem.

It has appeared at many important festivals, including Aldeburgh, Salzburg, Copenhagen, Bremen and Spitalfields. Both Masses were composed for, and first performed by,The Choir of Westminster Cathedral. 'Baker entices some of the most wonderful singing from his choir here while Robert Quinney and Houssart positively revel in their virtuoso interplay. see also Westminster Cathedral Lay Clerks, see also Westminster Cathedral Choristers.

'The choir ofWestminster Cathedral has long been noted for its distinctive Continental-style tone, which gives its performances of Latin sacred polyphony an attractively distinctive quality.' Terry was both a brilliant choir trainer and a pioneering scholar, one of the first musicologists to revive the great works of the English and Continental Renaissance composers. Ad Fontes is a record label founded by Buckfast Abbey dedicated to presenting recordings of the finest sacred music.