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King's College London Chapel Choir

King's College London Chapel Choir

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'In Memoriam' - KCL Chapel Choir CD

£12.00

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The choir which David Trendell directed for twenty-two years pays tribute in a collection of specially chosen pieces by David's colleagues, friends and former students, interspersed with the Renaissance polyphony which was Trendell's area of scholarly expertise.

His deep love for the Song of Songs has inspired many of the inclusions, and its nature imagery threads through the disc, adding a suggestion of renewal and rebirth to the memorial tone of works written in the difficult months after his untimely death.

The composers' affection for David and gratitude for his life and musical achievements is matched by the intelligence and deep musicality of the choir he raised to an international reputation, and which here takes on a sophisticated and challenging programme in his memory.

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Allegri – KCL Chapel Choir CD

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Gregorio Allegri deserves better than for his reputation to rest on just one piece; alongside his iconic Miserere, which never fails to cast its spell on listeners, The Choir of King’s College London present premiere recordings of two of his five surviving Masses: Missa in Lectulo Meo and Missa Christus Resurgens.

Richly-wrought with consummate skill in the prima prattica of Palestrina, these glowing performances shed new light on a much loved composer. Born in 1582, Allegri an Italian priest, singer, and composer in the stile antico tradition spent much of his life working in Roman churches, joining the papal choir in 1629 and eventually becoming its Choirmaster. But it is for the Miserere that he is best known, a work so powerful that Mozart is thought to have written out the full score after hearing it only once, allowing him to circumnavigate the rule that prohibited anyone from removing any parts of the score from the Sistine Chapel, where it was guarded.

At the time of the recording, David Trendell (College Organist, Lecturer in Music and Director of the Chapel Choir at King’s from 1992-2014) was much in demand as a choral conductor. Now considered one of the finest mixed-voice university choirs in the country, performing music from the fourteenth century to the present day, the twenty-five choral scholars and two organ scholars bring great musical intensity to Allegri’s music in these luminous performances. Trendell’s scholarly acumen is also brought to bear with his own edition of Missa in Lectulo Meo performed here for the first time since the early seventeenth century.

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Desenclos | Poulenc | Villette – KCL Chapel Choir CD

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Winner of the coveted Prix de Rome, Alfred Desenclos remains an almost unknown figure in twentieth-century music. His contribution to the distinguished French tradition of Requiem Mass settings dates from 1963; incorporating influences from Gregorian chant as well as rich harmonies based on added-note chords, this piece with its passionate outpourings is a revelation.

It forms the centrestone of David Trendell’s programme, which also features music by Villette – who shared Desenclos’ interest in jazz – and Poulenc, whose return to Catholicism in 1936 initiated a line of pieces, beginning with the Litanies a la Vierge noire de Rocamadour, that represent some of the most significant religious choral music of the twentieth century.

Trendell’s choir is on ravishing form, and the organ at his alma mater, Exeter College, Oxford, partners this music like a velvet glove.

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Deutsche Motette – KCL Chapel Choir CD

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Strauss’s sumptuous Deutsche Motette is the last word in late Romantic choral opulence, its teeming polyphony brought to thrilling life by this virtuoso case of over sixty singers.

The rest of the programme explores the vivid colours and shadowy half-lights of a distinctly German music that reached its culmination in Strauss’s extravagant masterpiece. The singing throughout combines a musical intensity and imagination with an understanding of period style, that are hallmarks of both choirs’ work.

The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (directed by Geoffrey Weber) and The Choir of King’s College London (directed by David Trendell) are two of the UK’s leading collegiate and university choirs. Both choirs combine singing at services during term time with a busy schedule of concerts, recordings and broadcasts, both in the UK and abroad.

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John Taverner | Missa Corona Spinea and William Byrd | Motets – KCL Chapel Choir CD

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*** Nominated for the Gramaphone Early Music Award (2001)***

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Sebastian de Vivanco | Missa Crux Fidelis & Motets – KCL Chapel Choir CD

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