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Cathedral Girl Choristers

In this 2000 recording, Bruce Neswick leads the Washington National Cathedral Girl Choristers, accompanied with the Cathedral organ with organists Erik Wm. Suter and Douglas Major, in a program spanning the gamut of 20th-century styles in the Anglican choral tradition.  Cathedral musicians Bruce Neswick, Douglas Major and Richard Dirksen are represented as composers of works on the program.  The choristers are joined by harpist Caroline Gregg in Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. and by Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano in Douglas Major’s Ascension.

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Details

Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7128
Length: 73’ 56”
Tracks: 30
Organ: Ernest M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner
Venue: Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. USA
Recorded: 06/05/2000
Released: 12/06/2000
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Texts only
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077712821

The American Record Guide Composers Neswick and Major are also conductor and organist of this hardly hackneyed program. The Washington girls sound bright and crisp and even try to emulate a boys’ choir for the Britten.

01 • Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (1991) – Magnificat • Richard Wayne Dirksen • 4’8″
02 • Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (1991) – Nunc dimittis • Richard Wayne Dirksen • 2’49”
03 • Jubilate Deo • Richard Wayne Dirksen • 3’14”
04 • Ave Maria • Gustav Holst • 3’46”
05 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Procession • Benjamin Britten • 1’56”
06 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Wolcum Yole! • Benjamin Britten • 1’26”
07 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – There is no rose • Benjamin Britten • 2’37”
08 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – That yonge child • Benjamin Britten • 1’40”
09 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Balulalow • Benjamin Britten • 1’15”
10 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – As dew in Aprille • Benjamin Britten • 1’8″
11 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – This little Babe • Benjamin Britten • 1’36”
12 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Interlude (harp solo) • Benjamin Britten • 3’58”
13 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – In Freezing Winter Night • Benjamin Britten • 3’47”
14 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Spring Carol • Benjamin Britten • 1’15”
15 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Deo Gracias • Benjamin Britten • 1’20”
16 • A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 – Recession • Benjamin Britten • 2’12”
17 • O Hear Us, Lord • Anthony Piccolo • 2’12”
18 • An Easter Sequence, Opus 55 – Introit: Alleluia! Rejoice to God our Helper • Kenneth Leighton • 1’2″
19 • An Easter Sequence, Opus 55 – Gradual: Alleluia! On the day of my resurrection • Kenneth Leighton • 1’15”
20 • An Easter Sequence, Opus 55 – Offertory: An angel of the Lord • Kenneth Leighton • 2’36”
21 • An Easter Sequence, Opus 55 – Communion: The Lord is my shepherd • Kenneth Leighton • 3′
22 • An Easter Sequence, Opus 55 – Communion: Alleluia! I am the good shepherd • Kenneth Leighton • 1’16”
23 • An Easter Sequence, Opus 55 – Sortie: God is ascended • Kenneth Leighton • 4’50”
24 • Ascension – Sing we triumphant • Douglas Major • 2’16”
25 • Ascension – The Apostolic Band • Douglas Major • 2’33”
26 • Ascension – The Angel of God • Douglas Major • 2’28”
27 • Ascension – Hymn to the Luminous Trinity • Douglas Major • 2’14”
28 • Choristers’ Blessing • Richard Proulx • 2’55”
29 • Magnificat and Nunc dimittis – Magnificat • Bruce Neswick • 4’40”
30 • Magnificat and Nunc dimittis – Nunc dimittis • Bruce Neswick • 3’20”

Cathedral Girl Choristers
The Washington National Cathedral Girl Choristers have completed three seasons of musical and liturgical leadership at the Cathedral, each one busier than the previous, and are a select group of singers drawn from grades 7 through 12 at the National Cathedral School for Girls. The girls’ responsibilities at the Cathedral include two mid-week Evensongs and two services on alternating Sundays. Learn more…