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From the Vaults of Westminster Cathedral



Playing time: 77'55"
Tracks: 25
Booklet pages: 16
© 2009 Hyperion Records Ltd
Reviewer: George Balcombe
Review of From the Vaults of Westminster Cathedral published on 29 November 2009

Listen: Monteverdi: Gloria (track 18, 0:00-0:54)

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral
Matthew Martin, organ
Martin Baker, conductor and organ improvisations


1 plainsong: Rorate caeli

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611):
2 Descendit Angelus Domini

Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Advent
3 William Byrd (1539/40-1623): Rorate caeli
4 plainsong: Kyrie (Mass X 'Alme Pater')
5 plainsong: Gloria (Mass X 'Alme Pater')
6 William Byrd: Tollite portas - Ave Maria
7 plainsong: Sanctus and Benedictus (Mass X 'Alme Pater')
8 plainsong: Agnus Dei (Mass X 'Alme Pater')
9 William Byrd: Ecce virgo concipiet


10 plainsong: Psalm 2
Matthew Martin (born 1976):
11 Adam lay ybounden

George Malcolm (1917-1997):
Missa Ad praesepe
12 Kyrie
13 Gloria (with improvised organ strepitus)
14 plainsong: Alleluia. Dominus dixit
15 plainsong: Sanctus and Benedictus (Mass IX 'Cum iubilo')
16 Agnus dei

Epiphany and Presentation

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643):
Messa a 4 da cappella
17 plainsong: Ecce advenit
18 Gloria
19 plainsong: Alleluia. Vidimus stellam
20 Sanctus and Benedictus
21 Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594): Omnes de Saba
22 Agnus Dei

Maurice Bevan (1921-2006):
23 Magnificat (alternatim with mode 8 chant and improvised organ versets)

Charles Wood (1866-1926):
24 Nunc dimittis in B flat

25 organ improvisation: Marche des Rois mages


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