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MUSIC FROM HEAVEN
THE CHOIR OF ORMOND COLLEGE

A beautiful programme of sacred choral works from several centuries is performed by one of Australia's most accomplished choirs, that of Ormond College, Parkville. Driected by Douglas Lawrence, Master of the Chapel Music and organist, this is a fine and enterprising mix of old and new, familiar and not so familiar.

Recorded in Melbourne, Australia and Sion, Switzerland.

playing time: 60.17  
direct sale price:  $18.99
audio  sample: Poulenc: Videntes stellam (extract)  
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tracks:
Gregorio Allegri:
Miserere
William Byrd:
Sing Joyfully unto God
Beata viscera
Haec Dies
Francis Poulenc:
Four Motets for Christmas
Benjamin Britten:
Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Samuel Barber:
Adagio for Strings (Set to the AGNUS DEI)
J S Bach:
Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied
Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet
Lobet den Herrn in seinen Thaten

 

 

review extracts - for full reviews click here:
“it certainly confirms claims that Melbourne's Choir of Ormond College is one of the best in this country and a serious candidate for international recognition. Bach, Byrd, Poulenc and Britten would no doubt agree. Superb.” - Panorama
“The singing is excellent ... as we have come to expect.” - ABC 24 Hours
“youthful vigor ... freshness of tone and a determination to overcome the technical difficulties an adventurous repertory presents.” - The Age
“Something, I would think, to please everyone” - Australian Music Teacher Magazine
"Spot-on intonation and stunning high soprano solo ... [the group's] distinct sound and skill are very well suited for [the] early music style." - Matthew Martinez (ConcertoNet)