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Images of Christ

Images of Christ

The Cambridge Singers
John Rutter conductor


Music dedicated to Christ

Around the figure of Christ there has grown up over the centuries a body of choral literature that can only be described as among the most remarkable in western civilization. The music of this recording, all for a cappella choir, is grouped loosely according to the themes of its texts (The coming of Christ, Words of Christ, The Passion of Christ, Resurrection and Ascension, Christ in the Eucharist), drawing together composers as far apart in time and space as eleventh-century France and twentieth-century Russia and America. The aim is not a liturgical reconstruction, nor an historical survey, but rather a journey of the imagination.

"Another red-letter entry in the Collegium/Cambridge Singers canon." Choral Review

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Listing Track   Composer   Length Listen
01. Let all mortal flesh keep silence   E.C. Bairstow   03:23
02. Veni, redemptor gentium   Sarum chant   02:50
03. Hodie Christus natus est   G.P. da Palestrina   02:15
04. Omnes de Saba venient   Jacob Händl   01:40
05. Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock   Heinrich Schütz   03:12
06. The crown of roses   P.I. Tchaikovsky   02:15
07. Vo tsarstvii Tvoyem (The Beatitudes)   Sergei Rachmaninov   04:58
08. Pater noster   Igor Stravinsky   02:01
09. Christus factus est   Anton Bruckner   05:04
10. Good Friday Reproaches   G.P. da Palestrina   02:58
11. Eram quasi agnus   T.L. de Victoria   03:54
12. O vos omnes   Pablo Casals   03:52
13. Crucifixus (for eight voices)   Antonio Lotti   03:34
14. Surgens Jesus   Peter Philips   02:02
15. Ascendo ad Patrem   G.P. da Palestrina   04:50
16. Viri Galilæi   William Byrd   03:47
17. Jesu, dulcis memoria   T.L. de Victoria   01:44
18. Ave verum corpus   Richard Dering   03:53
19. Pange lingua   Gregorian Chant   03:58
20. Agnus Dei   Samuel Barber   06:30
21. O sacrum convivium   Olivier Messiaen   03:36


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