Voices from Heaven

Voices from Heaven
Director of Music: 
George GuestChristopher Robinson
Organ Scholar: 
Iain FarringtonAlexander Martin
Release date: 
January 2009
Featuring: 
  • Kathryn Turpin (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • William Clements (Baritone)
  • John Todd (Cello)
Record label: 
Portrait Classics
Catalogue number: 
PCL1013

A re-release of two important archive recordings. The Howells component is taken from George Guest's final recording with St John's entitled The Sound of St John's while the Duruflé tracks are taken from Christopher Robinson's disc of his complete choral works. Both were recorded under the Nimbus label and are now released as a double from Portrait Classics. This view of the Bridge of Sighs in St John's is one which the Choristers see every day on their walk in to College for Evensong.

Track list
  1. Requiem, Duruflé
  2. Ubi caritas et amor, Duruflé
  3. Tota pulchra es, Duruflé
  4. Tantum ergo, Duruflé
  5. Magnificat: Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiens, Howells
  6. Nunc Dimittis: Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense, Howells
  7. Requiem, Howells
Beautifully crafted choral sound.

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