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Ablaze with Light: Choral Music by William Petter

Paul Plummer, The Rose Singers, Peter Foggit

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1
The Lord's Prayer
Peter Foggitt; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
2:16
Vigil Mass  
2
I. Kyrie
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
3:18
3
II. Gloria
William Petter; Graham Neal; The Rose Singers; Paul Plummer; Peter Foggitt
5:21
4
III. Sanctus
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Paul Plummer; Peter Foggitt
2:36
5
IV. Benedictus
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Anna Menzies; Paul Plummer; Peter Foggitt
2:22
6
V. Agnus Dei
William Petter; Rebecca Lea; The Rose Singers; Gabriel Amherst; Paul Plummer; Peter Foggitt
5:30
7
The Good Shepherd Has Risen
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Paul Plummer; Peter Foggitt
4:48
St. Magnus Mass  
8
I. Kyrie
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
3:00
9
II. Gloria
William Petter; Eve McGrath; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
3:45
10
III. Sanctus
William Petter; Rebecca Lea; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
2:25
11
IV. Benedictus
William Petter; Oliver Hunt; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
2:49
12
V. Agnus Dei
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Peter Foggitt
3:56
13
Come Down, O Love Divine
William Petter; The Rose Singers; Paul Plummer; Oxford Bach Ensemble; Concordia Voices; Sine Nomine Singers; Peter Foggitt
6:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    48:46
"Five Stars ... outstanding recording ... an uplifting and poignant tribute to a musician who plainly still had so much to offer. There is a timeless quality to his writing ... they feel rooted in tradition and yet freshly minted."
- The Guardian

"The music on this CD is excellent and it would enrich any liturgy. One can’t help but feel sadness that William Petter’s compositional voice was stilled at such an early age but his music constitutes a fine if slender legacy. His friends could have paid no finer tribute than by recording his music by which means one hopes it will come to the attention of a wider public ... performances are splendid. The recordings were produced and engineered by Robert Rice and Sam Lea respectively and they’ve done an excellent job ... you (will) be giving yourself the opportunity to discover some very rewarding music ..."
- MusicWeb International

William Petter was a chorister with New College Choir and maintained a long relationship with New College, its choir and its school. The compelling body of sacred choral works left at his death in October 2016, presented here, reveals a distinctive personal idiom influenced by a deep connection with the European choral tradition via his rigorous choral training and his natural tendency towards romantic intensity and a deeply expressive style. Recorded in the beautiful acoustic of the Chapel of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, Ablaze with Light is performed by musicians who represent many of London and the UK's finest chamber choirs and vocal ensembles. All close friends of Petter, the choir was hand-picked by the composer and the album was recorded just two weeks after his death.
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