A Rose Magnificat

A Rose Magnificat

Worldwide release: Friday 11 May 2018

Kenneth Leighton: Of a rose is all my song

Thomas Tallis: Videte miraculum

Peter Warlock: As dew in Aprylle

Robert White: Magnificat

James MacMillan: Ave Maris Stella

John Sheppard: Ave Maris Stella

Owain Park: Ave Maris Stella

Robert Wylkynson: Salve Regina

Herbert Howells: Salve Regina

Jonathan Lane: There is no rose

Matthew Martin: A Rose Magnificat

Gabrieli Consort

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

Paul McCreesh leads the Gabrieli Consort in a collection of works that explores the diverse and extensive body of works dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary over the centuries. Music by Tallis, MacMillan, Howells and Leighton frames the world premiere of a new work by the young British composer, Matthew Martin: a setting of the Magnificat, interpolated with verses from the atmospheric medieval poem There is no rose.

 


Kenneth Leighton: Of a rose is all my song

“What is it about the figure of Mary that’s best expressed through words written hundreds of years ago? Not just the great prayers – the Salve Regina, the Magnificat – but those short, pithy English poems which seem to capture the essence of Marian worship. All those great paradoxes… Mary as a symbol of both chastity and fertility, of virgin and mother… it’s those contradictions that fire the imagination of believer and non-believer alike.”Paul McCreesh