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Tenebrae
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Tenebrae

Tenebrae is a professional chamber choir, founded and directed by Nigel Short in 2001. Often performing by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where mediaeval chant and renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions. The carefully selected team of singers use the acoustic and atmosphere of the building to enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice.

Singers are drawn from outstanding musical backgrounds – King’s College, Cambridge, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and English National Opera – to create a unique vocal mix with an extraordinary range of vocal power and colour.

Tenebrae has an exceptionally wide repertoire, from early, through renaissance, baroque and classical music, to romantic and twentieth century works, plus a range of specially commissioned pieces, the most recent of which is Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles. Tenebrae’s unique virtuosity and style are exemplified on CD recordings, including Mozart’s Requiem with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Sir John Tavener’s Mother and Child, Gaudete, a Christmas disc in association with Karl Jenkins and Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles.

Recording work is complemented by a schedule of regular performances for festivals and venues throughout the UK, Europe and the world. December 2006 saw the commencement of Tenebrae’s artistic association with the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davies and LSO Live with a series of critically and publicly acclaimed performances and recordings at the Barbican, London. Tenebrae was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2007.

Albums
'Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014' (HYP201410)
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
HYP201410  Download-only monthly sampler 29 September 2014 Release  
On other labels
'Todd: Lux et veritas' (SIGCD394)
Todd: Lux et veritas
SIGCD394  Download only 29 September 2014 Release  
'Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaccona; Fauré: Requiem' (LSO0728)
Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaccona; Fauré: Requiem
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'Handel: Messiah' (LSO0607)
Handel: Messiah
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'Russian Treasures' (SIGCD900)
Russian Treasures
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'Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories' (SIGCD344)
Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories
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Complete works available for download
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (1685-1750)
Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 with Gordan Nikolitch (violin)
PAVEL CHESNOKOV  (October 1877-1944)
Kheruvimskaya pesn 'Cherubic Hymn' with Nigel Short (conductor)
Svete tihiy 'Radiant light' with Nigel Short (conductor)
Tebe poem 'We praise you' with Nigel Short (conductor)
GABRIEL FAURÉ  (1845-1924)
Requiem, Op 48
NIKOLAY GOLOVANOV  (January 1891-1958)
Kheruvimskaya pesn 'Cherubic Hymn' with Nigel Short (conductor)
Otche nash 'Our Father', Op 9 No 3 with Nigel Short (conductor)
Slava Otsu 'Glory be to the Father' with Nigel Short (conductor)
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL  (1685-1759)
Messiah, HWV56 with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
VIKTOR KALINNIKOV  (1870-1927)
Svete tihiy 'Radiant Light' with Nigel Short (conductor)
NIKOLAY KEDROV  (1871-1940)
Otche nash 'Our Father' with Nigel Short (conductor)
WILL TODD  (b1970)
A Celtic Blessing with English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)   October 2014 Release
Christus est stella matutina with Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (organ)   October 2014 Release
Encircled with Nigel Short (conductor)   October 2014 Release
Exult us in your love with Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (organ)   October 2014 Release
For peace with English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)   October 2014 Release
In this place with Nigel Short (conductor)   October 2014 Release
No more sorrow with English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)   October 2014 Release
O lux beata Trinitas with Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (organ)   October 2014 Release
Remembrance with English Chamber Orchestra, Nigel Short (conductor), James Sherlock (piano)   October 2014 Release
Softly with Nigel Short (conductor)   October 2014 Release
Tidings with Nigel Short (conductor)   October 2014 Release
TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA  (1548-1611)
Tenebrae Responsories with Nigel Short (conductor)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Celtic Blessing (Todd)
A gift so pure, life so precious  First line to Precious moment, No 2 of Songs of peace (Todd)
Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein  Part 2 No 40, Chorale of St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
Aestimatus sum  No 17 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Agnus Dei  Movement 4 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
Akh, uymis tï, burya! 'Be still, storm!'  First line to Kolïbel'naya pesn v buryu 'Lullaby in a storm', No 10 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
All-Night Vigil 'Vespers', Op 37 (Rachmaninov)
Almighty God, in whom we live and move  First line to Exult us in your love (Todd)
Amicus meus osculi me  No 1 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes  First line to No more sorrow (Todd)
Animam meam dilectam  No 9 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Astiterunt reges terrae  No 16 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Blagosloven gradyy 'Blessed is he'  Movement 17 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda 'First Antiphon: Bless the Lord, O my soul'  Movement 2 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Blazhen muzh  Movement 3 of All-Night Vigil 'Vespers', Op 37 (Rachmaninov)
Bogoroditse Devo 'Rejoice, O Virgin'  Movement 6 of All-Night Vigil 'Vespers', Op 37 (Rachmaninov)
Budi imya Gospodne 'Blessed be the name of the Lord'  Movement 19 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Caligaverunt oculi mei a fletu meo  No 12 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV4 (Bach)
Christus est stella matutina (Todd)
Da ispolnyatsya usta nasha 'Hymn of Praise: Let our mouths be filled'  Movement 18 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Den Tod niemand zwingen kunnt  Movement 3 of Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV4 (Bach)
Dostoyno est 'Hymn to the Mother of God: It is truly meet to bless you'  Movement 13 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Ecce quomodo moritur  No 15 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Edin svyat 'One is holy'  Movement 15 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Encircled (Todd)
Eram quasi agnus innocens  No 4 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Erbarme dich  Extract of St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (Bach)
Exult us in your love (Todd)
For peace (Todd)
Gospodi, spasi blagochestivya 'Trisagion: Lord, we pray that you may be merciful'  Movement 6 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Holy, holy, holy  First line to Sanctus, Movement 3 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
In this place (Todd)
Jesum tradidit impius summis principibus sacerdotum  No 11 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Judas mercator pessimus  No 2 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Kheruvimskaya pesn 'Cherubic Hymn'  Movement 8 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Kheruvimskaya pesn 'Cherubic Hymn' (Chesnokov)
Kheruvimskaya pesn 'Cherubic Hymn' (Golovanov)
Khvalite Gospoda s nebes 'Communion Hymn: Praise the Lord from the heavens'  Movement 16 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Kolïbel'naya pesn v buryu 'Lullaby in a storm'  No 10 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Kukushka 'The cuckoo'  No 8 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Lamb of God  First line to Agnus Dei, Movement 4 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
Legend  No 5 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
May the road rise to meet you  First line to A Celtic Blessing (Todd)
May there be peace, may I bring peace  First line to For peace (Todd)
Messiah, HWV56 (Handel)
Milost mira 'The Eucharistic Prayer – Sanctus – Benedictus'  Movement 11 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Nïne silï nebesnïya 'Now the powers of heaven'  No 6 of Strastnaya Sed'mitsa 'Holy Week', Op 58 (Grechaninov)
No more sorrow (Todd)
Nyne otpushchaeshi  Movement 5 of All-Night Vigil 'Vespers', Op 37 (Rachmaninov)
O lux beata Trinitas (Todd)
O vos omnes, qui transitis per viam  No 14 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Open my wings  First line to Tidings (Todd)
Otche nash 'Our Father' (Kedrov)
Otche nash 'Our Father', Op 9 No 3 (Golovanov)
Otche nash 'The Lord's Prayer: Our Father in heaven'  Movement 14 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Otpust 'Dismissal'  Movement 20 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (Bach/Thoene)
Precious moment  No 2 of Songs of peace (Todd)
Priidite poklonimsya  Movement 1 of All-Night Vigil 'Vespers', Op 37 (Rachmaninov)
Priidite, poklonimsya 'The Little Entrance: Come, let us worship'  Movement 5 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Prositelnaya Ekteniya 'Litany of Supplication'  Movement 9 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Recessit pastor noster  No 13 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Remembrance (Todd)
Requiem, Op 48 (Fauré)
Sanctus  Movement 3 from Mass for the people of Guildford (Todd)
Seniores populi consilium fecerunt  No 6 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Sepulto Domino  No 18 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Simvol very: Veruyu 'The Creed: I believe in one God'  Movement 10 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Slava Otsu – Edinorodnyy Syne 'Second Antiphon: Glory be to God the Father'  Movement 3 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Slava Otsu 'Glory be to the Father' (Golovanov)
Softly (Todd)
Songs of peace (Todd)
St John Passion, BWV245 (Bach)
St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (Bach)
Stillness interrupted, kneeling, waiting  First line to Encircled (Todd)
Strastnaya Sed'mitsa 'Holy Week', Op 58 (Grechaninov)
Sugubaya Ekteniya 'Augmented Litany'  Movement 7 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Svete tihiy 'Radiant light' (Chesnokov)
Svete tihiy 'Radiant Light' (Kalinnikov)
Tamquam ad latronem existis  No 7 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Tebe poem 'We praise you'  Movement 12 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Tebe poem 'We praise you' (Chesnokov)
Tenebrae factae sunt  No 8 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Tï priletel iz goroda 'You have flown in from the town'  First line to Kukushka 'The cuckoo', No 8 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Tidings (Todd)
Tradiderunt me in manus impiorum  No 10 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Una hora non potuistis vigilare mecum  No 5 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Unus ex discipulis meis  No 3 of Tenebrae Responsories (Victoria)
Uzh tayet sneg, begut ruchi 'The snow is melting, streams are flowing'  First line to Vesna 'Spring', No 9 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Vecheri Tvoeya taynïya 'Of thy mystical supper'  No 7 of Strastnaya Sed'mitsa 'Holy Week', Op 58 (Grechaninov)
Velikaya Ekteniya 'The Great Litany'  Movement 1 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Vesna 'Spring'  No 9 of Shestnadtsat Pesen dlya detey 'Sixteen Songs for children', Op 54 (Tchaikovsky)
Vo tsarstvii tvoem 'Third Antiphon: In your kingdom'  Movement 4 of The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op 31 (Rachmaninov)
Vo tsarstvii Tvoyem 'In thy kingdom'  No 3 of Strastnaya Sed'mitsa 'Holy Week', Op 58 (Grechaninov)
Vzbrannoy voevode  Movement 15 of All-Night Vigil 'Vespers', Op 37 (Rachmaninov)
You are with me always  First line to Remembrance (Todd)
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