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Redeeming Cross

Redeeming CrossUniv is delighted to announce the release of its newest CD, Redeeming Cross: Music of Lent and Passiontide.

This rich and varied recording features some of the wide selection of music sung in the College Chapel during Lent and Passiontide. Composers such as Bach and Purcell are represented, as well as less well-known writers like Maurice Greene and Thomas Morley. The centrepiece of the disc is the wonderful setting of The Lamentation by Edward Bairstow, a heart-rending cri-de-coeur which uses the fall of Jerusalem as a metaphor for the persecution and death of Christ. Also included are some choir favourites like Drop, drop, slow tears by Orlando Gibbons and Stanford’s Beati quorum via. The rousing, unaccompanied eight-part Nunc dimittis by Gustav Holst is offset by the plaintive, opening movement of Herbert Howells’ Requiem.

The Chapel Choir is conducted by Director of Music, Giles Underwood, and the organ is played by organ scholars Alice Habisreutinger and Stella Kremer.

Redeeming Cross is available from the Lodge priced at £10, and postal enquiries should be made through the Development Office (development@univ.ox.ac.uk). Please put Choir CD in the subject line.

This disc is the second in a series marking the various seasons of the church year. If you would like to contribute directly to the costs of making these CDs, then please contact the Development Office.

Listen to track 2, Beati Quorum Via here:

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