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Beatus auctor saeculi

composer
from Sequence for St Wulfstan
author of text
attributed to Caelius Sedulius
translator of text

 
Beatus auctor saeculi, a gentle carol with its intertwining opening melody for upper-voices only, lilts throughout between dense chordal writing and moments of sparse openness. It was first performed in December 2003 at the Spitalfields Winter Festival in Shoreditch Church by the Choir of Clare College, conducted by Timothy Brown by whom the work was commissioned. I specifically chose to set only two of the eight extant stanzas in the manuscript as I was aware that these were the most ecumenical in their reading, referring in metaphor only to a ‘blest author’.

from notes by Tarik O'Regan © 2006

Recordings

O'Regan: Voices
COLCD130Download only

Details

Track 1 on COLCD130 [3'52] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD130 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AKR-06-13001
Duration
3'52
Recording date
1 July 2005
Recording venue
Watford Colosseum, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John Rutter
Recording engineer
John Rutter & David Millinger
Hyperion usage
  1. O'Regan: Voices (COLCD130)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: March 2006
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