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The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford: The Pillar of The Cloud - Five Centuries of Oxford Anthems
By Alexander Pott

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By Alexander Pott, Maximilan Lawrie, Sacha Willans, The Choir of Magdalen College, Thomas Pennington-Arnold, William Fox, and Oxford. By Bernard Rose, Hubert Parry, Richard Nicholson, William Henry Harris, John Taverner (1490-1545), Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623), Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986), William Walton (1902-1983), Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989), Kenneth Leighton (1921-1988), Basil Harwood, John Sheppard, and John Stainer (1840-1901). Classical, Choral. Classical. Listening CD. Opus Arte #OA CD9045D. Published by Opus Arte (NX.OA-CD9045D).

Item Number: NX.OA-CD9045D

Conducted by Mark Williams.

Oxford's dreaming spires: often wrapped in cloud and thoroughly steeped in musical history. The acclaimed Choir of Magdalen College celebrates the University's artistic legacy with a collection of anthems spanning five hundred years of musical heritage, showcasing the rich variety of texts set by Oxford composers in a panoply of styles and broad range of emotions. In this first commercial recording under new Informator Choristarum Mark Williams, The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford bring their beautiful sound to 14 glorious anthems composed by great composers associated with the city of Oxford, Featuring stunning a cappella work, as well as accompanied singing, the music transports us to the iconic spires of the city, pointing us towards the clouds with beautiful harmonies- restarting the longstanding relationship between the choir and Opus Arte.

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