A Rose Magnificat
Of a rose is all my song – Kenneth Leighton, Videte miraculum – Thomas Tallis, As dew in Aprylle – Peter Warlock, Magnificat – Robert White, Ave maris stella – James MacMillan, Ave maris stella – John Sheppard, Ave maris stella – Owain Park, Salve regina – Robert Wylkynson, Salve regina – Herbert Howells, There is no rose – Jonathan Lane, A Rose Magnificat – Matthew Martin
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BBC Music Magazine “Sweet tuning and subtle dynamic distinctions mark James MacMillan’s Ave maris stella, with gleamingly pure-toned contributions from the soprano…Technically the most difficult piece is probably Matthew Martin’s A Rose Magnificat…It is daily meat and drink to the superlative Gabrieli choir, who give a formidably encompassing performance…another outstanding issue from this outstanding team.”
About the recording ….
Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort in a collection of works that explores the diverse and extensive body of works dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary over the centuries. Music by Tallis, MacMillan, Howells and Leighton frames the world premiere of a new work by the young British composer, Matthew Martin: a setting of the Magnificat, interpolated with verses from the atmospheric medieval poem ‘There is no rose’.
The Gabrieli Consort are world-renowned interpreters of great vocal and instrumental repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day. Formed as an early music ensemble by Paul McCreesh in 1982, Gabrieli has both outgrown and remained true to its original identity through its live performances and award-winning recordings.