Carmina Celtica

Carmina Celtica

Artist
Carmina Celtica
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 378
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Booklet available for download
  • Salve splendor
    Composer(s) Inchcolm Antiphoner
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Salve splendor

    01:04
    $2.40
  • Os mutorum
    Composer(s) James MacMillan
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Os mutorum

    04:29
    $2.40
  • Confessor Dei
    Composer(s) Inchcolm Antiphoner
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Confessor Dei

    00:58
    $2.40
  • O quam mirabilis
    Composer(s) Ivan Moody
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    O quam mirabilis

    03:58
    $2.40
  • Green grow the rushes
    Composer(s) 17th/18th century Scottish sources
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp

    Green grow the rushes

    02:33
    $2.40
  • Lorica
    Composer(s) Michael McGlynn
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Lorica

    05:21
    $4.80
  • Flower Garland
    Composer(s) Peter McGarr
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Flower Garland

    03:53
    $2.40
  • Five Lauds Antiphons
    Composer(s) Office for St Brigit
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Five Lauds Antiphons

    03:26
    $2.40
  • Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria
    Composer(s) W1 / St Andrews Music Book
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Inviolata, integra et casta es, Maria

    02:54
    $2.40
  • Through the wood, laddie
    Composer(s) 17th/18th century Scottish sources
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp

    Through the wood, laddie

    04:23
    $2.40
  • Shining Light
    Composer(s) Joanne Metcalf
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Shining Light

    05:49
    $4.80
  • Beatus Gallus
    Composer(s) Plainchant
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Beatus Gallus

    03:16
    $2.40
  • There is nothing brighter than the sun
    Composer(s) Rebecca Rowe
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    There is nothing brighter than the sun

    02:25
    $2.40
  • A solis occasu
    Composer(s) Plainchant
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    A solis occasu

    02:40
    $2.40
  • Ubi flumen praesulis
    Composer(s) Gabriel Jackson
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Ubi flumen praesulis

    04:44
    $2.40
  • Sacrosanctam Kentegernus
    Composer(s) Sprouston Breviary
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Sacrosanctam Kentegernus

    01:59
    $2.40
  • The Stars in their Courses
    Composer(s) James McCarthy
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    The Stars in their Courses

    03:43
    $2.40
  • Two Hadiths
    Composer(s) John Tavener
    Artist(s) William Taylor - harp Canty

    Two Hadiths

    09:15
    $4.80

Total running time: 66 minutes.

Album information

World-premiere recordings of medieval and contemporary spritual songs including James MacMillan Os mutorum and John Tavener Two Hadiths.

Carmina Celtica features the world premiere of nine contemporary works commissioned over a decade by Canty, Scotland’s own Anonymous 4. The Ensemble blend contemporary works by Sir John Tavener and James MacMillan alongside haunting Medieval chant to create the unique and beautiful soundworld for which it is renowned. Described by The Times as "among the very best creative talents of his generation", Sir John Tavener wrote Two Hadiths specially for Canty in 2007. Two Hadiths explores the sitar-like sonorities of the bray harp in meditative settings of the poetic sayings of the Prophet Mohammed.

James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation. Commissioned for Canty in 2008, Os mutorum is both moving and expressive. Ivan Moody has set the words of Hildegard of Bingen in his contribution O quam mirabilis. The Telegraph calls his music "powerfully expressive” and this 2006 work showcases the emotive power of female choral singing.

Michael McGlynn, in addition to directing successful Irish choir Anúna, is a "most accomplished contemporary choral composer” (All Music Guide). He describes Lorica as accentuating "the sonic purity of Canty and harkens back to an age of delicate vocal timbre and set, but fluid musical constraints".