Thursday, August 14, 2008

Something from the BBC Proms

Found here, and recorded this past Sunday; 55 minutes of "ancient meets modern":
Ancient meets modern, as Messiaen's Mass for Pentecost, for solo organ - here performed by Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster
Abbey, James O'Donnell - is interspersed with music from the 16th century.

The Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus by the Franco-Flemish Pierre de Manchicourt - a composer at last receiving the attention he deserves - offers a change of pace and texture. Andrew Carwood, a much-lauded specialist in the music of the Renaissance, leads the BBC Singers through this haunting music.

  • Messiaen Messe de la Pentecôte (29 mins)

    interspersed with:

  • Manchicourt Missa 'Veni Sancte Spiritus' (26 mins)

James O'Donnell organ
BBC Singers
Andrew Carwood conductor

Detailed notes about the music will be available one hour before the concert.

About the music

Very beautiful.

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