Gabrieli’s series of stunning a cappella recordings continues with this inspiring sequence of Christmas. The thoughtful and reflective programme culminates in Britten’s virtuosic choral masterpiece, A Boy Was Born.
Britten War Requiem 1962
The latest release in the Wratislavia Cantans Oratorio series! Following their acclaimed recordings of Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Paul McCreesh has once again assembled the massed forces of Gabrieli Consort & Players and Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir to record one of the iconic masterpieces of the twentieth-century oratorio repertoire.
Mendelssohn Elijah 1846
Paul McCreesh has again assembled a vast international ensemble of over 400 artists, including leading British soloists Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, Robert Murray and Simon Keenlyside, to create the spectacular original performances of this great 19th century oratorio.
A New Venetian Coronation 1595
A sumptuous new recording of Gabrieli Consort & Players’ first, award-winning CD, A Venetian Coronation 1595, featuring music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli. This is an exciting new version of one of Gabrieli’s most influential and enduringly popular programmes.
A Song of Farewell
A beautifully poignant a cappella recording by the Gabrieli Consort. The programme of British choral music features music of mourning and consolation with composers as diverse as Morley and Dove, Sheppard and Walton and featuring Howells’ sublime Requiem.
Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts 1837
The first release in the Wratislavia Cantans Oratorio Series is a daring new recording of Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts, recorded at the International Festival Wratislavia Cantans 2010 in Wroclaw, Poland. The recording features over 400 musicians, drawn from the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Chetham’s School of Music, tenor Robert Murray and Paul McCreesh.