VOCES

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0 Comments Victoria - Vere languores
Posted by voceschoral on April 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM

A motet for Good Friday by Victoria.  Live recording of Voces, conducted by Martyn Warren, Buckfast Abbey 19 March 2011. 

"Surely,he has borne our griefs and has carried our sorrows (dolores nostros):  He was wounded (cujus livore) for our transgressions.  Sweet wood (dulce lignum), sweet nails, sweet iron, bearing a sweeter burden; they only (quae sola) were deemed worthy to uphold the heavenly King and Lord (sustinere Regem)."

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0 Comments Victoria - Jesum tradidit
Posted by voceschoral on April 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM

One of Victoria's responsories for Good Friday, for SSAT.  Live recording of Voces, conducted by Martyn Warren, Buckfast Abbey 19 March 2011.  Trio:  Sally Harper, Alicia Stolliday (sops), Rachel Howells (alto).

 

"The wicked one betrayed Jesus to be condemned of the chief priests and elders of the people.  And Peter followed afar off, that he might see the end.  And they led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and Pharisees were assembled.  And Peter followed afar off, that he might see the end."

 


 

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0 Comments Victoria - Tamquam ad latronem
Posted by voceschoral on April 3, 2011 at 11:14 AM

One of Victoria's responsories for Good Friday.  Not the smoothest of performances, but with the energy and commitment the music and text demand.  Live recording of Voces, conducted by Martyn Warren, Buckfast Abbey 19 March 2011.  Trio:  Catherine Bass, Colin Avery, Simon Standing.

"Have you come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves for to take me?  I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you took me not:  and yet, behold, you scourge me, and lead me to be crucified.  And when they had laid their hands on Jesus, and taken hold upon him, he said unto them:  I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you took me not."

 


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0 Comments Morales - Agnus Dei III, Missa Ave Maria
Posted by voceschoral on January 30, 2011 at 10:29 AM

The third Agnus Dei from Missa Ave Maria by Cristobal de Morales, transposed for upper voices, from the CD Plainsong and Polyphony by Voces, directed by Martyn Warren

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0 Comments Byrd: Puer natus est nobis
Posted by voceschoral on January 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM

The Christmas Introit by William Byrd, from the CD Plainsong and Polyphony by Voces, directed by Martyn Warren

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0 Comments Gloria Patri, Dartmouth Magnificat
Posted by voceschoral on January 30, 2011 at 10:11 AM

The final section of the 15th-century Dartmouth Magnificat (anon), from the CD Plainsong and Polyphony by Voces, directed by Martyn Warren.

I regard this recording as work in progress - there are so many questions about performance practice, not least pitch.  We sing it close to 'written' pitch rather than transposing down a fourth or fifth in recognition of the high clefs.  The result is much brighter than it would otherwise be, but puts strain on the treble line.  Next time a compromise between the two, perhaps.

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0 Comments Schutz, Musikalische Exequien - excerpt 3
Posted by voceschoral on January 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Part 3 of the Musikalische Exequien, sung by Voces, directed by Martyn Warren, with Jonathan Watts (organ) and Jan Spencer (viola da gamba).  Concert 20 November 2010 in Buckfast Abbey.  Trio:  Louise Hardy and Sally Harper (soprano); Christopher Walledge (bass).

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0 Comments Schutz, Musikalische Exequien - excerpt 2
Posted by voceschoral on January 30, 2011 at 9:34 AM

Last two sections of part 1 of the Musikalische Exequien, sung by Voces, directed by Martyn Warren, with Jonathan Watts (organ) and Jan Spencer (viola da gamba).  Sextet:  Catherine Bass and Sally Harper (soprano); Colin Avery (alto); Jonathan Harris and Tony Yates (tenor) and Robert Martin (bass)

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0 Comments Schutz, Musikalische Exequien - excerpt 1
Posted by voceschoral on January 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Performed by Voces, directed by Martyn Warren, with Jonathan Watts (organ) and Jan Spencer (viola da gamba).  Concert at Buckfast Abbey, 20 November 2010.  Alto: Rachel Howells; bass: Christopher Walledge.

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0 Comments Tallis - Salvator Mundi
Posted by voceschoral on January 29, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Performed in Buckfast Abbey, concert of 20 November 2010.  Voces, directed by Martyn Warren.

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