I have posted in the past about wonderful music CDs by the St. Paul’s Boys Choir in Harvard Square. If you don’t have their Christmas disc, you are in for a treat. The choir has a new recording!
Here is a tiny sample, little clips, so you can have an idea.
It is available for PRE-ORDER now and it will be released on 8 September (Nativity of Mary).
The choir was founded by, Theodore Marier, an old friend of my pastor, who was a legendary defender of Church music. It is directed now John Robinson, from the UK, a fine director who really understands boys choirs.
What’s on the disc? Quite a variety.
1. Ave Maria By: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
2. Virga Jesse floruit By: Anton Bruckner
3. Stabat mater dolorosa By: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
4. Bist du bei mir By: Johann Sebastian Bach
5. Gaude, Virgo mater By: Josquin des Prez
6. Reges Tharsis – Gregorian chant
7. Da nobis pacem By: Felix Mendelssohn
8. Kyrie (from Missa Papae Marcelli) By: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
9. Dignus est Agnus – Gregorian chant
10. Angels Ever Bright and Fair By: George Frideric Handel
11. Tu Trinitatis unitas By: Antonín Dvo?ák
12. Sub tuum praesidium By: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
13. Bogoroditse Dyevo By: Sergei Rachmaninoff
14. O salutaris hostia (from Messe brève) By: Léo Delibes
15. In paradisum By: Gabriel Fauré
16. O mysterium ineffabile By: Jean-François Lalouette
17. Nulla in mundo By: Antonio Vivaldi
18. A Song of Wisdom By: Charles Villiers Stanford