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Ave Rex
(Audio CD)
Choir of Christ and St. Luke’s Church, Norfolk

The choir of Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, Virginia, under direction of Allen Shaffer, organist-choirmaster, provide a program including choral music for the seasons of Advent through Candlemas, and includes 3 organ solos played on the Casavant-Letourneau organ, as performed by Henry Faivre, assistant organist.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7045
Length: 75′ 56″
Tracks:  19
Organ: Casavant-Letourneau
Venue: Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk, Virginia USA
Recorded: 06/01/2003
Released: 11/01/2003
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Allen Shaffer
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077719226

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians The choir sings in a clean and focused style, and Henry Faivre plays exquisitely. – Victor Hill

The Living Church Director Allen Shaffer skillfully constructs a well-balanced program of a cappella choral gems. The 41 listed voices of the parish choir are richly blended and superbly recorded by Frederick Hohman, giving a top-notch performance of each of the 13 choral selections. – Paul Cunningham

01 • Matin Responsory for Advent • Plainsong, from Palestrina • 3’18”
02 • Veni, veni Emmanuel • Zoltan Kodaly • 4’32”
03 • Nova! nova! • Bob Chilcott • 3’1″
04 • Magnificat • arr. Healey Willan • 3’59”
05 • La Nativite (Organ) • Jean Langlais • 6’37”
06 • Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen • Praetorius/ arr. Donald Cashmore • 3’51”
07 • Summer in Winter • Robert N. Roth • 2’49”
08 • Ave Rex – A Carol Cycle – I – Ave Rex • William Mathias • 2’54”
09 • Ave Rex – A Carol Cycle – II – Alleluya. A new work • William Mathias • 1’50”
10 • Ave Rex – A Carol Cycle – III – There is no rose • William Mathias • 4’15”
11 • Ave Rex – A Carol Cycle – IV – Sir Christemas • William Mathias • 3’26”
12 • The blessed Son of God • Ralph Vaughan Williams • 2’58”
13 • Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht! • Franz Gruber/Donald Cashmore • 3’39”
14 • Wie schoen leuchtet der Morgenstern (Organ) • Dietrich Buxtehude • 7’37”
15 • The Three Kings • Gevaert Collection • Traditional French • 4’31”
16 • Bethlehem Down • Peter Warlock • 4’14”
17 • When Mary to the temple went • Johannes Eccard • 3’23”
18 • Nunc dimittis • arr. Healey Willan • 1’59”
19 • In dulci jubilo (Organ) • Sigfrid Karg-Elert • 6’58”

Choir of Christ and St. Luke’s Church, Norfolk
The product of a merger of two historic parishes, Christ and Saint Luke’s Church is descended directly from the Congregation of Christians of South Hampton Roads, which was organized in 1637. The present church structure, in the historic Ghent neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, is the fourth building in the congregation’s long and illustrious history. Learn more…