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Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Philip Jones Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Simon Preston - Stravinsky, Poulenc: Choral Works (CD ALBUM)

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Philip Jones Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Simon Preston - Stravinsky, Poulenc: Choral Works (CD ALBUM)
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The Argo LP of the Symphony of Psalmsand CanticumSacrumcaused a stir when it was first issued in 1975. All previous recordings had used female voices for the upper parts, but Stravinsky specifically asks for children's voices in the Symphony, and his old-fashioned score markings in the CanticumSacrumsuggest that he had the same, penetrating timbre in mind.

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Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Philip Jones Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Simon Preston - Stravinsky, Poulenc: Choral Works (CD ALBUM)
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The Argo LP of the Symphony of Psalmsand CanticumSacrumcaused a stir when it was first issued in 1975. All previous recordings had used female voices for the upper parts, but Stravinsky specifically asks for children's voices in the Symphony, and his old-fashioned score markings in the CanticumSacrumsuggest that he had the same, penetrating timbre in mind.

Separated by a quarter of a century, the works themselves could otherwise hardly sound more different from each other: the Symphonya neoclassical piece scored for a relatively conventional orchestra (though deployed in often astonishingly unconventional, hieratic ways); CanticumSacrumwritten in Stravinsky's personal adoption of twelve-tone technique for two soloists, a choir and a wind-heavy ensemble omitting violins and cellos but including an organ in tribute to the city of Venice, and more specifically to the Basilica ofSan Marco.

TRACKLISTINGS:

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971)

Symphony of Psalms

Canticumsacrum

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Philip Jones Ensemble

Simon Preston

Mass

Nicholas Jones,treble · Andrew Giles,alto · Philip Cave,tenor

Arthur Lindley,tenor · Peter Herron,bass

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

London Sinfonietta

Simon Preston

FRANCIS POULENC (1899–1963)

Quatre Motets pour un temps de Pénitence

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Simon Preston

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Release Date 8 Sep 2017
Brand N/A
Artist Choir of Christ Church, Oxford, Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Preston
Title Stravinsky, Poulenc: Choral Works
Format CD ALBUM
Packaging 0
ISBN N/A
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