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    The Choir of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin directed by Stuart Nicholson


    Catalogue Number: regcd504

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    The Choir of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
    directed by Stuart Nicholson (David Leigh - tracks 1 & 11–13)
    David Leigh, organ (Martina Smyth - track 13)

    This ninth release in Regent’s ‘A Year at...’ series  visits Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin – The National Cathedral of Ireland. This rarely-recorded choir is one of Ireland’s greatest musical treasures, with the country’s only choir school, founded in 1432.

    ‘The singing is top quality and well captured by producer Gary Cole. There is enough that is unusual to capture the attention of choral singers and enough that is popular to please those who enjoy traditional choral singing. ’

    ‘this ensemble can stand toe-to-toe with most of England’s better cathedral choirs.’ REGCD418 American Record Guide – November 2015

    Advent    Creator of the stars of night  Conditor Alme (Mode iv)     2:19
    Christmas     A babe is born William Mathias    3:22
    Epiphany     We three kings* John Henry Hopkins Jr, arr Stuart Nicholson     4:50
                        Epiphanie Gaston Litaize     4:24
    Patronal    I bind unto myself today from the Petrie Collection of Irish Music
            arr Charles Villiers Stanford     9:59
    Annunciation     Magnificat (Saint Patrick’s Service) * David Briggs     7:01
    Passiontide     It is a thing most wonderful Philip Moore     5:52
    Easter     Lord of the Dance* American Shaker tune adapt Sydney Carter, arr Stuart Nicholson     4:02
    Transfiguration     For lo I raise up Stanford    8:04
    Saint Luke     Strengthen ye the weak hands  William Henry Harris     7:40
    All Saints    Justorum Animae Matthew Martin     2:35
    All Souls    Sunset and evening star   George Henry Philips Hewson     3:51
    Remembrance     Nunc Dimittis in E* Ernest Dines     2:44
    Birth of Swift     All wisdom cometh from the Lord  Philip Moore     9:08

    TPL:  75:53    * Premiere recording

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