Mendelssohn Sacred Choral Works
This is the second in our series of choral recordings sung by the Trinity College Choir, conducted by Richard Marlow. These Mendelssohn Sacred Works include ‘Hear my prayer’ which features the famous ‘O for the Wings of
 FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
   
  Sacred Choral Works  
   
 Sechs Sprüche für das Kirchenjahr, Op. 79 (1843-46) 9:44  
  for eight-part choir  
1 I Weihnachten. Allegro moderato 1:29
2 II Am Neujahrstage. Andante 2:05
3 III Am Himmelfahrtstage. Allegro maestoso e moderato 1:29
4 IV In der Passionszeit. Adagio 1:33
  Rachel Bennet soprano  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Angus McCarey bass  
5 V Im Advent. Andante 1:28
6 VI Am Charfreitage. Sostenuto e grave 1:21
   
 Hear my prayer (1844) 10:38  
  Hymn for soprano and choir  
  Rachel Bennett soprano  
  Mark Williams organ  
7 Hear my prayer, O God, incline thine ear! Andante - 5:40
8 O for the wings of a dove! Con un poco più di moto 4:59
   
9  Beati mortui, Op. 115 No. 1 (1833) 2:54
  for four-part male choir a cappella  
  Paul Casey tenor  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Christopher Adams bass  
  Angus McCarey bass  
  Andante sostenuto  
   
 Die deutsche Liturgie (1846) 6:29  
  for double choir  
10 Kyrie eleison. Andante sostenuto 1:14
11 Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe. Andante con moto - Allegro - 3:42
  Eugenie Cheng soprano  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Paul Casey tenor  
  Angus McCarey bass  
12 Heilig. Con moto 1:25
   
13  Ave Maria, Op. 23 No. 2 (1830) 6:40
  for solo voices and eight-part choir  
  Rachel Bennett soprano  
  Eugenie Cheng soprano  
  Catherine Arnold contralto  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Paul Casey tenor  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Christopher Adams bass  
  Angus McCarey bass  
  Mark Williams organ  
  Andante - Con moto - Andante  
   
14  Der hundertste Psalm 'Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt' (1842) 4:02
  for choir and solo voices  
  Helen Deeming soprano  
  Paula Downes soprano  
  Catherine Arnold contralto  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Paul Casey tenor  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Christopher Adams bass  
  Angus McCarey bass  
  Andante con moto - Poco lento - Andante  
   
 Laudate pueri, Op. 39 No. 2 (1830) 5:37  
  for female choir  
  Mark Williams organ  
15 I Chor. Allegro moderato assai 3:22
16 II Terzett. Adagio 2:15
  Rachel Bennett soprano  
  Eugenie Cheng soprano  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
   
17  Magnificat ('My soul doth magnify the Lord'), Op. 69 No. 3 (1847) 8:37
  for choir and solo voices  
  Rachel Bennett soprano  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Christopher Adams bass  
  Allegro moderato (Magnificat) - Andante con moto -  
   
 Drei Psalmen, Op. 78 (1843-44) 18:17  
18 1 Der zweite Psalm 'Warum toben die Heiden' 6:19
  for chior and solo voices  
  Rachel Bennett soprano  
  Eugenie Cheng soprano  
  Catherine Arnold contralto  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Alastair Brookshaw tenor  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Christopher Adams bass  
  Angus McCarey bass  
  Moderato - Andante - Con moto -  
19 2 Der dreiundvierzigste Psalm 'Richte mich, Gott' 3:48
  for eight-part choir  
  Con moto - Andante - Allegro moderato  
20 3 Der zweidundzwanzigste Psalm 'Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen?' 7:59
  for choir and solo voices  
  Helen Deeming soprano  
  Clare Wilkinson contralto  
  Paul Casey tenor  
  Andrew Tortise tenor  
  Christopher Adams bass  
  Angus McCarey bass  
  [ ] - Andante - Allegro - Andante con moto -  
 Richard Marlow
  14-17 January 2000