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Higginbottom, Edward (conductor)

Edward Higginbottom (conductor)

see also Edward Higginbottom (harpsichord)

see also Edward Higginbottom (organ)

Edward Higginbottom is one of the UK’s top choral directors. His work with New College Choir has covered a particularly wide range of music. He is an expert in the performance of Renaissance, Baroque and Classical choral repertory, where his discography is particularly strong. But he has also engaged in the 20th-century and contemporary fields, and a number of highly successful recordings bear witness to his skills in these areas. As a musicologist, he has made it his business to research and perform unusual repertory. He has brought to light works by Desmarest, du Caurroy, Mondonville, François Couperin, Le Jeune, Boyce, Croft, Gibbons, and many others, being responsible not only for the performance but also the editions used. At the same time, he has made highly acclaimed recordings of many of the choral ‘standards’, such as Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion, Monteverdi’s Vespers and Mozart’s Requiem. He has worked with many leading instrumental ensembles, including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Academy of Ancient Music and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.

For a time he was involved in the re-establishment of choir schools (maîtrises) in France, and received the decoration Commandeur de l’ordre des arts et des lettres from the French government for this work and his advocacy of French music, particularly of the baroque period. His work often takes him abroad, either directing New College Choir, or as a guest conductor. His approach to choral timbre and style has produced what many call the ‘New College sound’.

Albums
'Le Jeune: Missa Ad placitum, Benedicite & Magnificat' (CDA66387)
Le Jeune: Missa Ad placitum, Benedicite & Magnificat
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'Locke: Anthems, Motets and Ceremonial Music' (CDH55250)
Locke: Anthems, Motets and Ceremonial Music
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'Mondonville: De profondis & Venite exultemus' (CDA66269)
Mondonville: De profondis & Venite exultemus
Complete works available for download
CLAUDE LE JEUNE  (1528/30-1600)
Benedicite Dominum with New College Choir Oxford
Missa Ad placitum with New College Choir Oxford
MATTHEW LOCKE  (c1621/3-1677)
Audi, Domine, clamantes ad te with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
Be thou exalted, Lord with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
Descende caelo cincta sororibus 'The Oxford Ode' with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
How doth the city sit solitary with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
Jesu, auctor clementie with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
Lord, let me know mine end with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
Super flumina Babylonis with New College Choir Oxford, The Parley of Instruments
JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE MONDONVILLE  (1711-1772)
De profundis with London Baroque
Venite, exsultemus with London Baroque
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Audi, Domine, clamantes ad te (Locke)
Be thou exalted, Lord (Locke)
Benedicite Dominum (Le Jeune)
De profundis (Mondonville)
Descende caelo cincta sororibus 'The Oxford Ode' (Locke)
Hodie si vocem  Movement 6 of Venite, exsultemus (Mondonville)
How doth the city sit solitary (Locke)
Jesu, auctor clementie (Locke)
Lord, let me know mine end (Locke)
Magnificat (Le Jeune/Titelouze)
Missa Ad placitum (Le Jeune)
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands (Locke)
Super flumina Babylonis (Locke)
Venite, adoremus  Movement 4 of Venite, exsultemus (Mondonville)
Venite, exsultemus (Mondonville)
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