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)
Another worthwhile disc from this top collegiate choir.
Sung with characteristic “European” ripeness of tone and precision
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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Recorded on
23 February 2020

 

 

  • Responses: Tomkins (Peterhouse)
  • Psalm 109 (omit vv. 5-19) (Barnby, Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in B flat
  • MacMillan: O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Hymns 341, 461 (tune: Corvedale)
  • Preacher: Professor Deborah Howard - Professors Professing: The Human search for God - Architecture
  • Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar

Latest news

USA Tour Cancellation

Owing to the emergency restrictions in place during the current Coronavirus pandemic, St John’s College regrets that the Chapel Choir is unable to tour to the United States of America at this time.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer