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A Celebration of Candlemas – The Choir of Oriel College, Oxford (OXCD-102)


Directed by Andrew Furniss, Organ - Alexander Morrison and David Maw

1. Ave Maris Stella I* -  Marcel Dupré (Organist: Andrew Furniss)
2. When to the Temple Mary went -  Joh. Eccard
3-7. Messe Solennelle - Louis Vierne
8. Ave Maris Stella II* -  Marcel Dupré (Organist: Andrew Furniss)
9. Senex Puerum - William Byrd
10. Ave Maris Stella III* -  Marcel Dupré (Organist: Andrew Furniss)
11. Nunc Dimittis - Sergei Rachmaninov
12. Lumen ad Revelationem -  Anon
13. Preces  - Philip Radcliffe
14. Magnificat in A Flat - Basil Harwood
15. Phos Hilaron -  John Stainer
16. Responses -  Philip Radcliffe
17. Lead Kindly Light -  David Maw
18. Hodie Beata Virgo Maria - Peter Philips
19. Hail, Gladdening Light - Charles Wood
20. A Hymn to the Virgin -  Benjamin Britten
21. Ave Regina Coelorum à 5 - Tomás Victoria
22. Ave Maris Stella IV* -  Marcel Dupré (Organist: Andrew Furniss)

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Andrew Furniss directs the Choir of Oriel College, with organists Alexander Morrison and David Maw. The music on this recording represents the liturgical celebrations which take place in College on this day, with elaborate and joyful settings for both Communion service and Evensong.

Oriel College, Oxford

This recording by the Choir of Oriel College, under the direction of Andrew Furniss, explores the two central themes of Candlemas (The Virgin Mary and Light) while Simeon himself is centre-stage in the exquisite Byrd anthem Senex puerum. The choral items, sung with limpid phrasing and clear textures, are interspersed with stylish playing from Andrew Furniss of Marcel Dupré's four versets on Ave Maris Stella. This is an imaginative and eclectic programme, ranging from plainsong to an innovative and challenging new piece by one of the organists, David Maw. All most enjoyable."
(Peter Wright - Organist and Director of Music, Southwark Cathedral and President, Royal College of Organists)

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