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Skidmore, Jeffrey (conductor)
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Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

Jeffrey Skidmore’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading choral directors and an ardent advocate of the importance of singing in people’s lives today is rooted in his work with Ex Cathedra, the choral ensemble he founded over forty years ago in his home city of Birmingham.

Jeffrey’s driving passion has been to refresh and reinvigorate the choral repertoire and to make it accessible to as many people as possible, both now and in the future. He and Ex Cathedra have long been known for exciting and innovative but always attractive programming, underpinned by thorough research and preparation. Under his direction, Ex Cathedra has also shown an enduring commitment to vocal education from its groundbreaking children’s singing programme, Singing Playgrounds, to the nurturing of gifted young singers at the start of their careers.

Jeffrey is a pioneer in the field of research and performance of choral works of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is currently researching Brazilian Baroque music. He is also a champion of contemporary choral music and has commissioned more than a dozen new works in recent years.

Directing Ex Cathedra and its associated consort and baroque orchestra, Jeffrey has appeared in many concert halls and festivals across the UK and overseas. He has made a number of highly acclaimed recordings ranging from Renaissance polyphony to Latin American and French Baroque repertoire. He has also worked with other ensembles including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Aalborg Sinfoniorkester and the BBC Singers. In the field of opera he has worked with Welsh National Opera, Marc Minkowski and David McVicar on the 2004 production of Semele at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and has given the first performances in modern times of the French Baroque operas Zaïde by Royer and Isis by Lully.

Jeffrey is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Fellow at Birmingham Conservatoire where he is Artistic Director of the Early Music Programme. He is a regular contributor to the choral programme at Dartington International Summer School and to a wide range of choral workshops and summer schools at home and abroad.

Caroline Phillips Management, The Old Brushworks, Pickwick Road, Corsham Wiltshire,SN13 9BX England.

Telephone [0]1249 716 716; fax [0]1249 716 717.

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Complete works available for download

Dulce Jesús míowith Ex Cathedra
Hanacpachap cussicuininwith Ex Cathedra
Hanacpachap cussicuininwith Ex Cathedra
Qhapaq eterno Dioswith Ex Cathedra
JUAN DE ARAUJO (1648-1712)
¡A, de la región de luces!with Ex Cathedra
¡A, del cielo!with Ex Cathedra
¡A, del tiempo!with Ex Cathedra
¡Aquí, Valentónes!with Ex Cathedra
¡Ay, andar!with Ex Cathedra
¡Fuego de amor!with Ex Cathedra
Dime, amorwith Ex Cathedra
Dios de amorwith Ex Cathedra
Dixit Dominuswith Ex Cathedra
Dixit Dominus a 3 choroswith Ex Cathedra
En el muy gran Padre Ignaciowith Ex Cathedra
Los coflades de la estleyawith Ex Cathedra
Silenciowith Ex Cathedra
Ut queant laxiswith Ex Cathedra
Le reniement de St Pierrewith Ex Cathedra
Messe à quatre chœurswith Ex Cathedra
Salut de la veille des 'O'with Ex Cathedra
Salve regina à trois chœurswith Ex Cathedra
¡Viva Ignacio! ¡Viva!with Ex Cathedra
Xicochi conetzintlewith Ex Cathedra
Dios itlazonantzinéwith Ex Cathedra
Salve reginawith Ex Cathedra
GIOVANNI GABRIELI (c1554/7-1612)
Canzon primi toni a 10, C176with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
Exultet iam angelica turba, C131with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
In ecclesiis, C78with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
Kyrie, C71-73with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
Litaniae Beatae Mariae Virginis, C63with Ex Cathedra
Magnificat, C75with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
Maria virgo, C35with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
O Jesu mi dulcissime, C24with Ex Cathedra
O Jesu mi dulcissime, C56with Ex Cathedra
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, C52with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis, C64with Ex Cathedra, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Concerto Palatino
Sancta Maria, e!with Ex Cathedra
ALONSO LOBO (1555-1617)
Versa est in luctumwith Ex Cathedra
Cui luna, sol et omniawith Ex Cathedra
Laudate Dominumwith Ex Cathedra
Magnificatwith Ex Cathedra
Assumpta est Mariawith Ex Cathedra
Ave maris stellawith Ex Cathedra
Deus in adiutoriumwith Ex Cathedra
Missa Ego flos campiwith Ex Cathedra
MARTIN PEERSON (c1572-1651)
Deus omnipotenswith Ex Cathedra
Hora nonawith Ex Cathedra
Laboravi in gemitu meowith Ex Cathedra
Levavi oculos meoswith Ex Cathedra
Mulieres sedenteswith Ex Cathedra
Nolite fieriwith Ex Cathedra
O Domine Jesu Christewith Ex Cathedra
O rex gloriaewith Ex Cathedra
Pater fili paracletewith Ex Cathedra
Quid vobis videturwith Ex Cathedra
La lyre enchantéewith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra
Salve reginawith Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra
¡Salga el torillo hosquillo!with Ex Cathedra
¡Salga el torillo hosquillo! 'Guadalupe Juegete'with Ex Cathedra
MANUEL DE SUMAYA (c1678-1755)
¡Albricias, mortales!with Ex Cathedra
Convidando esta la nochewith Ex Cathedra
Ave maris stellawith Ex Cathedra
Beatus virwith Ex Cathedra

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

¡A, de la región de luces! (Araujo)
¡A, del cielo! (Araujo)
¡A, del tiempo! (Araujo)
¡Albricias, mortales! (Sumaya)
¡Aquí, Valentónes! (Araujo)
¡Ay, andar! (Araujo)
¡Fuego de amor! (Araujo)
¡Salga el torillo hosquillo! (Salazar)
¡Salga el torillo hosquillo! 'Guadalupe Juegete' (Salazar/Araujo)
¡Viva Ignacio! ¡Viva! (Fernandes)
Accordez vos sons et vos pas  
Ah! quand reviendront nos beaux jours?  
Air gracieux – L'Amour, le seul Amour  
Amour, lance tes traits  
Assumpta est Maria (Nivers)
Aux langueurs d'Apollon  
Ave maris stella (Nivers)
Ave maris stella (Zipoli)
Beatus vir (Zipoli)
Cantate Domino, S72 (Lalande)
Canzon primi toni a 10, C176 (Gabrieli)
Castor et Pollux (Rameau)
C'est trop soupirer  
Christus factus est  
Cinquième 'O': O Oriens  
Convidando esta la noche (Zéspedes)
Cui luna, sol et omnia (López Capillas)
Cum caenasset Jesus et dedisset discipulis  
Daphnis et Alcimadure (Mondonville)
Dardanus (Rameau)
Deus in adiutorium (Padilla)
Deus omnipotens (Peerson)
Deuxième 'O': O Adonai  
Dime, amor (Araujo)
Dios de amor (Araujo)
Dios itlazonantziné (Franco)
Dixit Dominus (Araujo)
Dixit Dominus a 3 choros (Araujo)
Domine, salvum fac regem  
Du pouvoir de l'Amour  
Dulce Jesús mío (Anon)
Ecce non dormitabit  
Écoutons … D'un doux frémissement  
En el muy gran Padre Ignacio (Araujo)
Exsurgat Deus, S71 (Lalande)
Exultet iam angelica turba, C131 (Gabrieli)
Formons les plus brillants concerts  
Fra le pupille  
Gasouillats auzeléts  
Hanacpachap cussicuinin (Anon)
Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau)
Hodie si vocem  
Honneur à la Folie – Aimables jeux  
Honneur à la Folie – Je jeux finir – Hymen  
Hora nona (Peerson)
In ecclesiis, C78 (Gabrieli)
Kyrie, C71-73 (Gabrieli)
La grande pièce royale, S161 (Lalande)
La lyre enchantée (Rameau)
Laboravi in gemitu meo (Peerson)
Latus eius  
Laudate Dominum (López Capillas)
Laudate pueri (Fiocco)
Le reniement de St Pierre (Charpentier)
Les Indes galantes (Rameau)
Les Paladins (Rameau)
Levavi oculos meos (Peerson)
Litaniae Beatae Mariae Virginis, C63 (Gabrieli)
Los coflades de la estleya (Araujo)
Magnificat (López Capillas)
Magnificat, C75 (Gabrieli)
Marche pour les différentes nations – Par tes bienfaits  
Maria virgo, C35 (Gabrieli)
Menuet en rondeau – Si l'Amour coûte des soupirs  
Messe à quatre chœurs (Charpentier)
Missa Ego flos campi (Padilla)
Missa San Ignacio (Zipoli)
Mulieres sedentes (Peerson)
Multa flagella peccatoris  
Musettes, résonnez – Menuet en rondeau  
Nolite fieri (Peerson)
O Domine Jesu Christe (Peerson)
O Jesu mi dulcissime, C24 (Gabrieli)
O Jesu mi dulcissime, C56 (Gabrieli)
O rex gloriae (Peerson)
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, C52 (Gabrieli)
Panis angelicus  
Pater fili paraclete (Peerson)
Philomèle (Lacoste)
Platée (Rameau)
Premier 'O': O Sapientia  
Pygmalion (Rameau)
Qhapaq eterno Dios (Anon)
Quatrième 'O': O Clavis David  
Quid vobis videtur (Peerson)
Redemptor mundi  
Regna terrae  
Règne Amour  
Régnez, Amour  
Rigaudon I – Rigaudon II – Fuyez, vents orageux!  
Rossignols amoureux  
Sacris solemniis, S74 (Lalande)
Salut de la veille des 'O' (Charpentier)
Salut de la veille des 'O': O salutaris hostia  
Salve regina (Franco)
Salve regina (Rousseau)
Salve regina à trois chœurs (Charpentier)
Sancta Maria, e! (Hernández)
Septième 'O': O Emmanuel  
Silencio (Araujo)
Sixième 'O': O Rex gentium  
Soleil, fuis de ces lieux!  
Tambourin I – Tambourin II  
Tambourin I – Tambourin II – Partez!  
Te Deum laudamus, S32 (Lalande)
Tempête. La nuit couvre les cieux!  
Troisième 'O': O Radix Jesse  
Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem  
Tu rex gloriae  
Un tendre intérêt vous appelle – Tristes apprêts  
Ut queant laxis (Araujo)
Venite, adoremus  
Venite, exsultemus (Mondonville)
Venite, exsultemus, S58 (Lalande)
Versa est in luctum (Lobo)
Viderunt omnes termini terrae  
Vole, Amour, prête-moi tes armes  
Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis, C64 (Gabrieli)
Xicochi conetzintle (Fernandes)
Zoroastre (Rameau)