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Track(s) taken from CDA67576

O Emmanuel

composer
author of text
Great Antiphon for 23 December

Peter Morton (tenor), St John's College Choir Cambridge, David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: January 2006
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2006
Total duration: 1 minutes 0 seconds
 
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O Emmanuel  [1'00]

Reviews

'David Hill's Advent programme imaginatively mingles antiphons, carols, hymns and motets. Favourites alternate with relative rarities such as Edward Naylor's Vox dicentis: Clama, whose sumptuous sonorities unfold gloriously in the chapel's acoustic … the John's choir, fielding what sounds like a vintage crop of trebles, sings throughout with its trademark mixture of refinement and gutsy energy' (The Daily Telegraph)

'This recording holds some of the most exquisite choral singing I have ever heard. They must be one of the finest choirs in England. Not only is the technical standard dazzlingly high, but the readings are engaging, animated and sensitively shaped' (American Record Guide)

'Blend, balance, intonation and diction are all unfailingly top-drawer, and the choir's unanimity of phrasing and dynamic shading come across as something quite special … both engineering and annotation are well up to the same standard' (Fanfare, USA)

'This is a very fine disc indeed … the overall impression with which I’m left is one of great satisfaction and pleasure. The programme has been assembled with great imagination and the execution is well nigh flawless. When one adds in excellent and very atmospheric sound, first rate notes and texts and translations, it all adds up to a very distinguished package indeed. I shall be surprised if I encounter a finer CD of Christmas music this year' (MusicWeb International)
O Emmanuel, the antiphon for 23 December, was given to the Bursar to intone. He was also known as the Granatarius, the monk in charge of the granary, who dispensed the supply of corn.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2006

O Emmanuel, l’antienne du 23 décembre, était confiée à l’intendant ou «granatarius», le moine chargé du grenier et de l’approvisionnement en blé.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Burn © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Das Singen von O Emmanuel („O Immanuel, Gott mit uns“), der Antiphon für den 23. Dezember, wurde dem Bursar (Quästor) anvertraut. Man kannte ihn auch als Granatarius, den Mönchen, der die Verantwortung für den Kornspeicher trug und somit die Kornrationen bestimmte.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Burn © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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