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Alpha & Omega

Cappella Nova

Alpha & Omega

...premiere recordings
CKD 439 (Linn Records)
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1
Missa Dunelmi - I. Kyrie

Missa Dunelmi - I. Kyrie

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
03:32 Play $1.70
2
Missa Dunelmi - II. Gloria

Missa Dunelmi - II. Gloria

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
07:07 Play $3.40
3
Missa Dunelmi - III. Sanctus & Benedictus

Missa Dunelmi - III. Sanctus & Benedictus

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
04:43 Play $1.70
4
Missa Dunelmi - IV. Agnus Dei

Missa Dunelmi - IV. Agnus Dei

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
04:46 Play $1.70
5
St Patrick's Magnificat

St Patrick's Magnificat

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
06:41 Play $3.40
6
...fiat mihi...

...fiat mihi...

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
05:07 Play $3.40
7
Cum vidisset Jesus

Cum vidisset Jesus

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
07:47 Play $3.40
8
I am your Mother

I am your Mother

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
04:59 Play $1.70
9
Invocation

Invocation

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
05:38 Play $3.40
10
Domine non secundum peccata nostra

Domine non secundum peccata nostra

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
09:38 Play $3.40
11
Alpha & Omega

Alpha & Omega

Composer James MacMillan
Band Cappella Nova
07:33 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 68 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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After its 'undeniably beautiful' (The Financial Times) Linn debut and its ‘excellently performed' (Fanfare) follow up, Cappella Nova releases a third volume of choral works by the leading contemporary composer, James MacMillan.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Cappella Nova

Cappella Nova

This outstanding Scottish choral group is famous for premiering works by leading contemporary composers, such as John Tavener and James MacMillan, and performing Scotland's unique treasury of early vocal music.
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James MacMillan

James MacMillan

James MacMillan is a Scottish composer who is esteemed for his substantial and highly regarded output of sacred music. 
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BBC Choral Choice

Choral & Song Choice: '...a mixture of anguish and ecstasy, the sub-divided writing is nailed with pinpoint accuracy...a marvellous set of performances.' 
5 stars Performance / 5 stars Recording
BBC Music Magazine


4 stars 'They bring control and precision to the ecstatic, incantatory nature of MacMillan's work...' The Guardian

Album of the Week: 'His Missa Dunelmi is beautifully and atmospherically recorded here... MacMillan is a champion virtuoso of church space.' Sinfini

 

Of the eight works performed here, six receive their premiere recording (only Missa Dunelmi and Invocation have been previously recorded).  Cappella Nova has enjoyed a twenty five year association with MacMillan; many premiere performances later the choir has established an intuitive response to his work and a passion for his creativity which is evident on Alpha & Omega.

This recording is made particularly special because Missa Dunelmi is conducted here by the composer; founding director Alan Tavener lends his enthusiasm and expertise for the remaining works. James MacMillan provides illuminating and fascinating insights into his work in a conversation with Rebecca Tavener included in the booklet note.

They are joined on Alpha & Omega by violinist Madeleine Mitchell described by The Times as ‘one of Britain's liveliest musical forces and foremost violinists'. Cappella Nova's previous recordings, 'Tenebrae' and ‘Who are these Angels?' were both named in Gramophone as ‘Editor's Choice' albums; the latter also received several five star reviews.

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International Record Review
‘All of the music on this disc is characterized by its intelligence and forward-looking beauty…’
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
‘[...fiat mihi…] is properly timeless isn’t it? Those celtic ornamentations he uses, and this choir is so good at that as well now. They are very beautiful…’
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BBC Music Magazine
Choral & Song Choice: 'A marvellous set of performances.'
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MusicWeb International
'The music is stimulating and compelling and the performances are first rate.'
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Classical CD Review
‘The composer’s intricate ensemble writing is beautifully performed by the superb chorus, and the engineering richly captures the warm resonance of Church of Holy Rude, Stirling, UK.’
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Gramophone
'Cappella Nova have a particularly white, straight sound which shows off the bone-structure of these exquisite motets, poised somewhere between beauty and anguished intensity.'
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Choir & Organ
5 Stars
'... such intensity...'
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InfoDad.com
'...fine sound that complements excellent performances by Cappella Nova.'
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Le Scena Musicale
'MacMillan is a champion virtuoso of church space.'
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AllMusic
'Strong engineering and a smaller, well drilled choir both assist his music...'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'They bring control and precision to the ecstatic, incantatory nature of MacMillan's work...'
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