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Bluebird: Voices from Heaven
Edgar Leslie Bainton, Helen Tunstall, Edward Higgenbottom
Bluebird: Voices from Heaven
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Edgar Leslie Bainton, Helen Tunstall, Edward Higgenbottom, Choir of New College Oxford
Title: Bluebird: Voices from Heaven
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Label: Decca
Release Date: 3/13/2001
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028946687024

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IC B. (icberry)
Reviewed on 10/14/2008...
Here we have the Glorious Mr. Rutter and the luminous voices of the Choir of New College, Oxford to give light to his works and those of others. Here is some further information about this disc:

John Rutter (Conductor), Charles Villiers Stanford (Orchestra), Edward Higginbottom (Artist), Charles Gounod (Artist), Edvard Grieg (Artist), Gerald Finzi (Artist), Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov (Artist), Sir Henry Walford Davies (Artist), Sergey Rachmaninov (Artist), John Tavener (Artist), John Taverner (Artist), Claudio Monteverdi (Artist), Gioachino Rossini (Artist), Olivier Messiaen (Artist), Arvo Part (Artist), Edgar Leslie Bainton (Artist), Helen Tunstall (Artist), Edward Higgenbottom (Artist), Choir Of New College Oxford (Artist)

1.What Sweeter Music
Composed by John Rutter
2.The Blue Bird
Composed by Charles Villiers Stanford
3.Te lucis ante terminum (after Casal's Song of the Birds)
Composed by Edward Higginbottom
with Helen Tunstall
4.Crux fidelis (after Handel's Ombra mai fu)
Composed by Edward Higginbottom
with Helen Tunstall
5.Ave Maria, for voice & piano (or other vocal arrangements; after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Composed by Charles Gounod
with Helen Tunstall
6.Ave Maris Stella, for double chorus
Composed by Edvard Grieg
7.Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice for chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op 26 Amen
Composed by Gerald Finzi
8.Second Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 29 Veruyu (Creed)
Composed by Alexander Tikhonovich Grechaninov
9.God Be in My Head
Composed by Sir Henry Walford Davies
10.Lugebat David (after Faure's Pavane, Op. 50)
Composed by Edward Higginbottom
11.Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37 Nyne otpushchayeshi (Lord now lettest thou)
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
12.Beati Quorum Via, Op. 38/3
Composed by Charles Villiers Stanford
13.Song for Athene, for chorus
Composed by John Tavener
14.Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37 Blazhen muzh (Blessed is the man)
Composed by Sergey Rachmaninov
15.Mater Christi, antiphon for 5 voices
Composed by John Taverner
16.Ave maris stella, for soprano, tenor & chorus (from Vespro della Beata Vergine), SV 206/12
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Performed by Capricorn [ensemble]
17.O salutaris hostia, for mixed voices
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
18.O sacrum convivium!, for voices, I/18
Composed by Olivier Messiaen
19.Magnificat Antiphones (7), for chorus O Weisheit
Composed by Arvo Part
20.And I Saw a New Heaven, anthem for chorus & organ
Composed by Edgar Leslie Bainton
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One of the Most Beautiful CDs ever
Bevy McM | San Francisco, CA United States | 12/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am astounded at the beauty of this CD, especially the first piece, "What Sweeter Music." The entire CD is lovely. Let yourself be taken away to another world as you unwind into the harmonies. The Chorus is superb, and the selection of music is really unmatched. You will not be disappointed."
Good choir but not best choice of music
Gracejoy | New York, NY United States | 06/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is my first and, as yet, only recording of the Choir of New College Oxford, and I must say I am not wholly enamored with it. The choir makes a lovely sound and the quality is good, but I just cannot bring myself to enjoy the choice of music itself. I have listened through several times and only a handful of pieces capture my fancy - the Rachmaninov, Tavener, and Rossini, in particular - with the rest of the music simply too romantic and "ordinary" for me. To be blunt, I find the program rather boring. As for the singing, it is mostly beautiful but perhaps a little "too much" for lengthy listening - the vibrato is, for me, slightly overdone in places and the trebles sound a bit shrill and/or flat on occasion. However, I am certainly not going to argue that the quality of this ensemble is anything less than first-class; I would just prefer to hear then performing what to my taste would be a more interesting program."