KYRIE

KYRIE
Director of Music: 
Andrew Nethsingha
Organ Scholar: 
Joseph WicksGlen Dempsey
Release date: 
September 2017
Featuring: 
  • Anne Denholm (Harp)
Record label: 
St John's Cambridge/Signum
Catalogue number: 
SIGCD489

The third Choir disc on our 'St John's Cambridge' label in collaboration with Signum Records​ features Francis Poulenc's Mass in G, Zoltán Kodály's Missa Brevis and Leoš Janáček's Otčenáš.

The three works were written in the context of the traumatic first half of the 20th Century; indeed Kodály's Mass was premiered in the city of Budapest whist it was under siege. Despite all three composers experiencing life-defining moments of loss, each has used their unique musical characters to produce music rich in a variety of colours and textures. To hear more about the music of the disc, watch the interview with our Director Andrew Nethsingha below.

The album is available to order now. It was released Friday, 15th September 2017.

Track list

  1. Mass in G (FP 89), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  2. Missa Brevis, Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
  3. Otčenáš (JW IV/29), Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

Reviews

Another worthwhile disc from this top collegiate choir

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

Sung with characteristic “European” ripeness of tone and precision

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer

There is a transparency, delicacy and clarity to the textures on this disc
The results make for rewarding and thought-provoking listening

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1 May 2021
  • Harris: Holy is the true light
  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 149 (Stanford)
  • Antiphon: Qui vult venire post me
  • Jackon: Evening Service in G
  • Bullock: Give us the wings of faith
  • Vierne: Final (Symphonie I)

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