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    A Vierne Collection
    A Vierne Collection Truro Cathedral Choir and Organ 2 CD set


    Catalogue Number: REGCD263

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    A Vierne Collection
    Truro Cathedral Choir
    Christopher Gray (Organ)*, Monica Brett-Crowther (Mezzo Soprano)
    Robert Sharpe (Director and Organ Soloist)

    "Anyone who admires the organ sumphonies of Vierne but is uninitiated into the 'liturgical' repertoire should acquire this impressive release....(a) truly great collection."

    Choir & Organ

    "What a feast of great (and lesser-known) works is contained in this double CD set! And what a blaze of glory for Robert sharpe as he takes up his new challenge at York Minster...The famous Messe Solennelle makes great demands on the voice in range, tuning and expressions palette. these are issues for every choir but, as I suspected, the Truro choir meets them head on in performances that are passionate, fearless and committed."
    Organists' Review
    "Op. 16, a choral mass, is relatively frequently heard on disc and, like the three motets, is beautifully sung by the choir of Truro Cathedral. Monica Brett-Crowther gives a delicious account of Les Angélus. She luxuriates in this sensuous religious work. Robert Sharpe’s playing of the organ pieces demonstrates artistry of the highest order. His renditions of the great showpieces, the B flat minor Toccata and the ‘Carillon de Westminster’ are exciting, without letting the music run away with itself. His performance of Op. 62 is especially rewarding: emotionally charged, but perfectly controlled. Robert Sharpe’s performances are captivating.
    Church Music Quarterly June 2009

    The complete Vierne choral works performed by the critically-acclaimed Truro Cathedral Choir and the complete organ works written for liturigcal use, played on the famous ‘Father Willis’ organ of Truro Cathedral by Robert Sharpe, plus a new recording of
    Vierne’s beautiful sacred song cycle Les Angélus, Op 57.

    CD 1 (64:12)

    Messe Solennelle in C sharp minor, Op 16

    Kyrie (5:34)
    Gloria in excelsis Deo (7:08)
    Sanctus (2:09)
    Benedictus (3:27)
    Agnus Dei (4:45)

    Messe Basse, Op 30 (23:21)
    I Entrée (1:18)
    II Introit (4:27)
    III Offertoire (5:41)
    IV Elévation (2:45)
    V Communion (4:31)
    VI Sortie (4:39)

    Triptyque, Op 58 (13:26)
    I Matines (4:34)
    II Communion (3:53)
    III Stèle pour un enfant défunt (4:59)

    Toccata in B flat minor
    Pièces de Fantaisie, Op 53, No 6) (4:21)

    CD 2

    Three Motets

    Tantum ergo (3:00)*
    Ave verum, Op 15 (4:47)*
    Ave Maria (1:57)*

    Messe basse pour les défunts, Op 62 (33:17)
    I Prélude (5:09)
    II Introit (4:30)
    III Offertoire (5:46)
    IV Elévation (2:52)
    V Communion (5:42)
    VI Défilé (9:18)

    Les Angélus, Op 57 (11:24)
    I Au Matin (4:02)
    II A Midi (3:09)
    III Au Soir (4:13)

    Monica Brett-Crowther (Mezzo Soprano),
    Robert Sharpe (Organ)

    Carillon de Westminster

    (Pièces de Fantaisie, Op 54, No 6) (7:03)

    Toal playing time: 125:41

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