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Track(s) taken from CDA67808

The Trinity College Service

2008; SATB and organ; for Stephen Layton and The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
author of text
Magnificat: Luke 1: 46-55; Nunc dimittis: Luke 2

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: July 2009
Gloucester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: June 2010
Total duration: 12 minutes 38 seconds

Cover artwork: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (1986) by Charlotte Johnson Wahl (b1942)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, sing superbly under the expert direction of Stephen Layton; wonderful quiet, melting legato phrases and passionate forte sections. The composer himself, playing the Gloucester Cathedral organ, provides impeccable accompaniments and stunning improvisations. I can confidently say that this recording is one of the finest CDs of sacred choral and organ music you’ll ever hear. I’m not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes; listeners who are churchgoers and nonbelievers alike will find this disc a profoundly moving experience' (Gramophone)
Perhaps because the evening canticles are so intrinsic to that Anglican choral tradition, Briggs’ Trinity Magnificat and Nunc dimittis—even with organ accompaniment—feel closer to Dover than to Calais. With a fine sense of architecture and alternations of choral texture, this pairing is the most recent work here—composed for the forces on this recording in 2008.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2010

Les Evening Canticles sont absolument inhérents à la tradition chorale anglicane; voilà pourquoi, peut-être, le Trinity Magnificat and Nunc dimittis de Briggs a l’air plus proche de Douvres que de Calais—et ce malgré son accompagnement d’orgue. Doté d’un subtil sens de l’architecture et d’alternances de texture chorale, ce diptyque est l’œuvre la plus récente de ce disque—il a été composé en 2008 pour les forces qui le chantent ici.

extrait des notes rédigées par Meurig Bowen © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Vielleicht weil die evening canticles [Lobgesänge für den Abend] ein so wesentlicher Bestandteil der anglikanischen Chortradition sind, scheint Briggs’ Trinity Magnificat und Nunc Dimittis—selbst mit Orgelbegleitung—Dover näher zu sein als Calais. Briggs beweist ein feines Gespür für Architektur und Alternationen der Chorstruktur und das Paar ist das jüngste Werk der vorliegenden CD—es entstand 2008 für die Besetzung dieser Aufnahme.

aus dem Begleittext von Meurig Bowen © 2010
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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