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Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford & Mark Williams

Composer: William McKie (1901-1984), Bernard Rose (1916-1996), Matthew Martin (1976), Steven Griffin (1969), Grayston Ives (1948), Thomas Appleby (1488-1563), Campbell Stewart Haldane (1868-1942), Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), James Whitbourn (1963), John Varley Robert (1841-1920), Roderick Williams (1965), John Harper (1947)

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  • William McKie (1901 - 1984):
  • 1We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness, O God02:31
  • Bernard Rose (1916 - 1996):
  • 2Feast Song for Saint Cecilia04:44
  • Matthew Martin:
  • 3A Hymn to St. Etheldreda03:06
  • Steven Griffin:
  • 4Jesus refulsit omnium02:17
  • Grayston Ives (b. 1948):
  • 5Faithful Shepherd06:08
  • Thomas Appleby (1488 - 1563):
  • 6Magnificat12:16
  • Haldane Campbell Stewart (1868 - 1942):
  • 7King of Glory, King of Peace03:25
  • Thomas Tomkins (1572 - 1656):
  • 8Almighty and Everlasting God, Who Hatest Nothing02:51
  • James Whitbourn (b. 1963):
  • 9Set Me as a Seal Upon Thine Heart04:54
  • John Varley Roberts (1841 - 1920):
  • 10Seek Ye the Lord04:44
  • Roderick Williams (b. 1965):
  • 11This Is the Work of Christ02:58
  • John Harper:
  • 12Salve regina04:39
  • Norman Cocker (1889 - 1953):
  • 13Tuba Tune04:55
  • William Hayes (1708 - 1777):
  • 14Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge04:51
  • John Sheppard (1515 - 1558):
  • 15Kyrie lux et origo04:11
  • John Stainer (1840 - 1901):
  • 16I Saw the Lord07:29
  • Total Runtime01:15:59

Info for Sing, Precious Music

SING, PRECIOUS MUSIC FIVE CENTURIES OF MUSIC FROM MAGDALEN Founded in 1480, the historic traditions and refined sound of the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, have proven fertile ground for generations of composers. From the richly inventive and expansive writing of John Sheppard to the mysticism and passion of James Whitbourns recent settings, this programme celebrates a unique and finely crafted legacy of choral music and sublime singing that flourishes in our time as much as it did in the 15th century.

The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
Mark Williams, direction

The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford
The Choir of men and boys is one of the three foundation choirs within the University of Oxford, although most other colleges now have their own choirs. The College was founded in 1458, and in the statutes, provision was made for the eight singing-men, four chaplains and sixteen choristers of Magdalen College Choir. More recently, an additional four singing men (Academical Clerks) and two Organ Scholars were added to the complement, and this tradition has been maintained to this day.

The Choristers are part of the College Foundation, receiving their academic education at Magdalen College School. The Academical Clerks and Organ Scholars are undergraduates at the College, reading for degrees in a variety of subjects.

The College Choir sings six of the seven sung services each week during Full Term. Away from the Chapel, they have toured Japan, USA, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany and France, and have appeared at the BBC Proms; later this term they will give a Christmas concert in London as part of the Choral at Cadogan series. Recent orchestral performances have included collaborations with the Britten Sinfonia, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Since 2013, the Choir has recorded exclusively for Opus Arte, the label of the Royal Opera House; information on current releases can be found here. In the past, the Choir was involved with a number of soundtracks, including Richard Attenborough’s movie, Shadowlands, and also the award-winning BBCTV series, Blue Planet.

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