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Track(s) taken from CDA67740

Carillon

composer
1989; commissioned by the Allen Organ Company for the 1990 Conference on Music and Worship in Montreal, North Carolina, and first performed there in June 1990; published 1990

Jonathan Vaughn (organ)
Recording details: June 2008
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2009
Total duration: 6 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Lux in tenebris (1895) by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919)
The De Morgan Centre, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Carillon  [6'15]

Reviews

'This is one of those recordings that works its way into your spirit and enriches the soul … glorious, life-affirming and distinctive choral music in superbly polished performances' (Gramophone)

'This valuable anthology of Mathias's church music … the performance is marked by a palpable understanding of text and sustained concentration … excellent notes by Roderic Dunnett help enormously to 'place' both Mathias and his music' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Mathias fanciers who already have the Christ Church Cathedral Choir or Gloriae Dei Cantores CDs can add this newcomer without significant redundancy … conductor Matthew Owens obtains a creamily blended (but not bland) sound from his 34 singers … it is nice to hear a choral group pay as much attention to meaning and characterization as it does to sound per se. Organist Jonathan Vaughn doesn't overwhelm the choristers and is given a chance to bask in his own light in the Processional and Carillon' (International Record Review)
The ingenious and teasing Carillon was commmissioned by the Allen Organ Company for the 1990 Conference on Music and Worship in Montreal, North Carolina, and given its premiere there by Todd Wilson in June that year.

from notes by Roderic Dunnett 2009

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