A Rose Magnificat
Following a successful UK tour, Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort decamped to Romsey Abbey in June 2017 to record A Rose Magnificat, a stunning sequence of Marian devotional repertoire from the renaissance to the present day. At the heart of this new disc is the premiere recording of a new Magnificat setting by British composer Matthew Martin, interpolating the New Testament Latin with the ancient English verse, There is no rose. The programme overall similarly juxtaposes English and Latin settings across the ages in a dynamic yet reflective recital, due for release on Winged Lion in May 2018.
Photography by Sim Cannetty-Clarke and John McMunn.