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    As a seed bursts forth
    Choral music by Annabel Rooney. The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge. David Rowland Director

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    As a seed bursts forth
    Choral music by Annabel Rooney
    The Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge
    Gabriel Harley and Edward Lilley*
    Organists
    David Rowland
    Director

    2019 is the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to Christ’s College, Cambridge, and the college choir marks this anniversary with the release of the first CD devoted to the music of Christ’s College alumna, Annabel Rooney. It is also Regent’s first release debuting the works of a female composer.

    Annabel Rooney writes beautifully crafted and imaginative works in an expressive modern English style, setting traditional texts in an illuminating, colourful, and creative way; a blossoming talent and an original voice.

    Evening Service (Latin) in D major
    Magnificat     3:40
    Nunc dimittis     3:00
    O nata lux     4:50
    Bless the Lord     1:13
    Hear my prayer, O Lord     2:42
    Sweet was the song the Virgin sung     3:15
    Gaudete     2:02
    The Lord’s Prayer     2:13
    Be still, and know that I am God    3:08
    Jubilate Deo     3:28
    Come, my way, my truth, my life     3:31
    Misterium mirabile     4:38
    Glorificamus Deum     2:06
    Close thine eyes     3:01
    How calmly the evening     2:32
    Evening Service (Latin) ‘Fourths’*
    Magnificat     3:25
    Nunc dimittis     2:52
    Round me falls the night      2:50
    Praise ye the Lord     1:38
    This Infant of Mankind     3:03
    To her son       5:23

    Total playing time:  62:04

    Critical praise of previous releases of Christ’s College Choir on Regent:

    REGCD511

    ‘Rowland draws from his talented young singers well-controlled, expressive interpretations of a very challenging programme..’
    ***** Choir and Organ

    ‘...strong performance here with well-regulated dynamics and attention to textual detail.’ 
    American Record Guide

    REGCD305
    ‘...well-nigh faultless… these are definitive accounts’
    American Record Guide

    REGCD168
    ‘. . . truly excellent performances. . .’
    International Record Review

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