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From the Vaults of Westminster Cathedral
Westminster Choir Cathedral, Baker, Martin
From the Vaults of Westminster Cathedral
Genre: Classical
 
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A century ago, Richard Runciman Terry re-introduced the wonders of the Renaissance into liturgical polyphony and placed Westminster Cathedral Choir at the pinnacle of the art. Terry was a musical pioneer whose work as Mast...  more »

      
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All Artists: Westminster Choir Cathedral, Baker, Martin
Title: From the Vaults of Westminster Cathedral
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Label: Hyperion
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 10/13/2009
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571177076

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A century ago, Richard Runciman Terry re-introduced the wonders of the Renaissance into liturgical polyphony and placed Westminster Cathedral Choir at the pinnacle of the art. Terry was a musical pioneer whose work as Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral between 1902 and 1924 is legendary. The musical roadmap that Richard Terry charted for London's new Roman Catholic cathedral remains largely unrevised today. Plainchant and Renaissance polyphony are the bedrock of Westminster Cathedral's sung liturgy -- early music is the root from which the cathedral's musical endeavors have branched for over a century. Also, from Westminster Cathedral's earliest years, alongside the fascination with early vocal repertory, composers have been commissioned to contribute to the canon. When they have done so, the choir's antique musical diet has been at the forefront of those composers' imagination. This disc is an homage to Terry's work - a procession through a particularly rich section of the church's year that perfectly illustrates the changing glories of the liturgy.

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