VOX POP

 

Excerpts from the 39th Annual Season (1994-95), all tracks recorded in live performance in five St. Louis churches. Most of the selections might be described as ‘music of the people’—folk tunes, plainchant, hymns and spirituals: hence the title Vox Pop[uli] or ‘Voice of the People.’ Many of these works have never been recorded before; this is the only available recording. All works are sung in their original language, including Czech, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and not forgetting English!

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1. Hail, Gladdening Light — Charles Wood

 

2. O Lux Beatissima — Jirí Rychnovsky, ed. Kathryn Smith

 

3. Kreuzfahrerlied (from Acht Geistliche Gesänge, op. 138) — Max Reger

 

4. Virga Jesse — Anton Bruckner

 

5. Tatar Folksong (op. 18, 2) — Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

 

6. Benedicamus Domino — Peter Warlock

 

7. S’Accende Una Prima Luce (from Cori Vespertini) — Renzo Rossellini

 

8. Carol of the Bagpipers — arr. Erik Routley

 

9. Hodie Christus Natus Est — Gregorian Plainsong

 

10. Once, As I Remember — arr. Charles Wood

 

11. Hej, Wólki Moje (from Szesc Piesni Ludowych) — Karol Szymanowski

 

12. The Three Ravens — Gerrard Williams

 

13. The Bard of Armagh — arr. T.C. Kelly

 

14. Irish Slumber Song — Bruce Vantine

 

15. Dorme, Meu Anjo Lindo — arr. Marcos Leite

 

16. Lua, Lua, Lua, Lua — arr. Marcos Leite

 

17. Mátrai Képek — Zoltán Kodály

 

18. Spring — Arthur Benjamin

 

19. Già Torna a Rallegrar — Luca Marenzio

 

20. Psalm 121 (from Requiem) — Herbert Howells

 

21. Requiem Æternam (II) (from Requiem) — Herbert Howells

 

22. Deep River — arr. René Clausen