Girton College Choir Recordings

Latest Audio CD

Title: Orlande de LASSUS, Requiem a 5, Motets


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About the CD

In July 2016, the Chapel Choir of Girton College, together with students of Historic Brass from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, went on a tour of the Toronto area of Canada. While there, they gave numerous concerts, sang at two services (including an evensong with the choir of St James' Cathedral) and made a CD recording of music by Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594). However, although Lassus is generally considered to have been the most famous composer of the Renaissance era, the vastness of his compositional output is such that much of it remains unavailable on record. This new CD by Girton Choir is therefore very special, not only because it makes several of Lassus' pieces accessible for the first time, but because it takes full advantage of our relationship with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (through Jeremy West, Musician in Residence at Girton, and professor of Early Brass at Guildhall) thereby creating a soundworld which is quite extraordinary and a treasured feature of Girton's rich musical life. Lassus' rarely-heard 5-part Requiem (recorded with brass accompaniment for the first time) forms the centrepiece of the disc, and  is interweaved by a number of other motets in a programme of beautiful and uplifting music by one of the greatest composers the world has ever known.


Audio CD: 1 April 2017
Label: Toccata Classics
Number of discs: 1
Catalogue No: TOCC0397
EAN/UPC: 5060113443977
Release Date: 01.04.2017
Composer: Orlande de Lassus
Artists: Gareth Wilson (Director); The Choir of Girton College, Cambridge; Historic Brass of the Guildhall, London; Jeremy West; Lucy Morrell (Junior Organ Scholar).