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Graham Ross is Director of Music and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. Responsible for all practical music-making in the College, he builds on and seeks to enhance the continued excellence of musicianship of Clare’s instrumentalists, composers, conductors, and the internationally-renowned Chapel Choir. He continues to broaden the liturgical repertoire by commissioning new music, and to ... Read more in Amazon's Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Store

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  • Conductor: Graham Ross
  • Composer: Byrd, Howells, Rutter, Bach, Warlock, et al.
  • Audio CD (2 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: harmonia mundi
  • ASIN: B00C29HBJK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Veni, veni EmmanuelChoir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross0:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. VigilateChoir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Antiphon I: O SapientiaChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Abigail Gostick0:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. The fear of the LordChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Nicolas Haigh 5:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Antiphon II: O AdonaïChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Jack Lawrence-Jones 1:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. O Adonai, et Dux domus IsraelChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross, Gabrielle Haigh and Stefan Kennedy 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Antiphon III: O Radix JesseChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Nicholas Mogg0:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Es ist ein Ros entsprungenChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross, Lois Salem, Abigail Gostick, Stefan Kennedy and Jack Lawrence-Jones 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Antiphon IV: O Clavis DavidChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Madeleine Seale 1:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Audivi vocem de caeloChoir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Antiphon V: O OriensChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Stefan Kennedy0:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Hymn to the Creator of LightChoir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross 7:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 436Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross 1:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Christus: Say, where is He born... / There shall a star from JacobChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross, Nicolas Haigh, Stefan Kennedy, Jack Lawrence-Jones and Nicholas Mogg 6:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Antiphon VI: O Rex GentiumChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and William Cole0:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Bethlehem DownChoir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. I sing of a maidenChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Madeleine Seale 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Antiphon VII: O EmmanuelChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Hermione Thompson0:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. God Is With UsChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross, Nicolas Haigh and Nicholas Mogg 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Antiphon VIII: O Virgo VirginumChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Eleanor Brindle 1:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. All-Night Vigil, Op.37: VI: Bogoroditse DyevoChoir of Clare College, Cambridge and Graham Ross 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Gloucester Service: MagnificatChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross and Nicolas Haigh 6:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
23. O come, O come, EmmanuelChoir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross, Nicolas Haigh and Lois Salem 5:07£0.99  Buy MP3 

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The familiar hymn 'Veni Emmanuel' is emblematic of the Advent season a period of reflection upon the meaning of Christ s coming. Framing this programme, the hymn paraphrases the great O Antiphons: plainchant settings traditionally sung on the days leading up to Christmas; complemented here by later works echoing their rich imagery and symbolism. Founded in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. Beyond its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College Chapel in Cambridge, the Choir maintains an active schedule recording, broadcasting and performing worldwide. In addition to live performances the Choir has produced an impressive discography. The Choir s CD of John Rutter s 'Requiem', also produced by the composer as is this disc, was awarded Editor s Choice by Gramophone, amongst other accolades. The Choir s partnership with harmonia mundi includes recordings of Handel s 'Messiah', Blow s 'Venus and Adonis', with René Jacobs, and, most recently, world première recordings of choral works by Imogen Holst, hailed for 'impeccable ensemble' and 'thrilling performances'. Track List: Veni, veni Emmanuel, BYRD: Vigilate, Antiphon I: O Sapientia, HOWELLS: The fear of the Lord, Antiphon II: O Adonaï, Roderick WILLIAMS: O Adonai, et Dux domus, Antiphon III: O Radix Jesse, PRAETORIUS : Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, Antiphon IV: O Clavis David, SHEPPARD: Audivi vocem de caelo, Antiphon V: O Oriens, RUTTER: Hymn to the Creator of Light, BACH: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 436, MENDELSSOHN: Say, where is He born, There shall a star from Jacob [Christus], Antiphon VI: O Rex Gentium, WARLOCK: Bethlehem Down, ROSS: I sing of a maiden*, Antiphon VII: O Emmanuel, TAVENER: God is with us, Antiphon VIII: O Virgo virginum, RACHMANINOV: Bogoroditse Dyevo, HOWELLS: Magnificat from Gloucester Service, ROSS/Trad: O Come, O come, Emmanuel*, Veni Emanuel, melody adapted from a French Missal * world première recordings

Review

This is a marvellous programme of Music for Advent and it is executed superbly by the Clare College Choir. It s obvious that the standard built up during Timothy Brown s long leadership, especially, has been fully maintained by Graham Ross. Much of the music is unaccompanied but when the organ is required the college s Senior Organ Scholar, Nicholas Haigh, makes a telling contribution. We know John Rutter to be an expert composer. He s a pretty dab hand with the recording equipment too, it seems; the sound quality for this disc is excellent. I enjoyed this disc greatly, as I hope others will do. --John Quinn, MusicWeb International- November 2013

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A rare collection. There's a whole lot out there for Christmas, but very little specifically for Advent. And it's all here. Anything you would want to hear during this holy season of preparation>
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I haven't stopped playing this since it arrived. The music is such a welcome change to what you hear over and over again on the usual radio stations and in the shops.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alissa Laloutre on 3 Feb. 2014
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Read such good reviews in the papers but I was very disappointed when I listened to it and have not listened to it again as a result ; a bit of a waste...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
excellent 24 Jan. 2014
By Christine Crooke - Published on Amazon.com
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great, wonderful selections, choir is superb
only comment, would appreciate more detailed program notes
clever format with Veni Emmanuel in between pieces
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Exquisite 28 Dec. 2013
By TB - Published on Amazon.com
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A gorgeous assortment of advent music, organized the way it would be in an advent service at Clare College Chapel. Choir director Graham Ross offers arrangements and direction that bring out the best in the singers, creating a distinctive sound, especially in the way the women members of the Choir present the treble parts. An invaluable collection, beautifully recorded by Harmonia Mundi.
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Beautiful vocals 7 Sept. 2014
By Sheryl W. - Published on Amazon.com
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Purchased after hearing them on public radio. Amazing sound.
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