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Choir of New College Oxford
Directed by Edward Higginbottom
Inspector Morse, Oxford's cult television character, is celebrated with Barrington Pheloung's theme song, for the first time in vocal arrangement by director Edward Higginbottom. The album celebrates choral excellence and follows the fascination of vocal music through the centuries to the present day.
In 'Illumina' you will find some of our best loved choral classics: gems such Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Mozart's Laudate Dominum are presented alongside contemporary works in the great Anglo-American choral tradition with composers such as John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre. You will also discover brand new arrangements of Franck's famous Panis Angelicus and Mahler's Adagietto from his Fifth Symphony.
Read more about some of the new arrangements in Edward Higginbottom's blog post.
Total Playing time: 72'52''
Recorded in St Michael's Church, Summertown, Oxford, July 2010 and March 2011
Released April 2012
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"Benedictus, the haunting theme of television’s Morse series composed by Barrington Pheloung, is the star turn of a 17-track celebration of exquisite choral music. Other classics include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as well as a magnificently uplifting performance of Mozart’s Laudate Dominum."
8 June 2012
"[Illumina] shows off the warm, immediate New College Oxford sound in which individuals are encouraged to sing out rather than, as some collegiate choirs prefer, blend in. ...the results are vivid and committed."
1 April 2012