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In Praise of Saint Columba: The Sound World of the Celtic Church

Barnaby Brown, Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Geoffrey Webber

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1
Os mutorum, lux cecorum (c. 1340, Inchcolm Antiphoner)
Anonymous; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Barnaby Brown; Geoffrey Webber
3:06
2
Loquebar de testimoniis tuis (Introit, mode 5, c. 965, Einsiedeln MS121)
Anonymous; Catharine Rogers; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Geoffrey Webber
3:09
3
River Erne
Simon O'Dwyer; Malachy Frame; Simon O'Dwyer; Malachy Frame
4:30
4
Adiutor laborantium (Alphabetic hymn, 13th Century, Lausanne)
Anonymous; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Geoffrey Webber
3:26
5
Sanctorum piissime Columba (c. 1340, Inchcolm Antiphoner)
Anonymous; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Barnaby Brown; Geoffrey Webber
3:19
6
Psalm 146, "Lauda anima mea Dominum" (Alleluia, mode 8, c. 965, Einsiedeln MS 121)
Anonymous; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Geoffrey Webber
1:43
7
Noli Pater
Barnaby Brown; Susannah Bagnall; Catharine Rogers; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Geoffrey Webber
4:53
8
Carne solutus pater Columba (Antiphone with Psalm 100, c. 1340, Inchcolm Antiphoner)
Anonymous; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Barnaby Brown; Geoffrey Webber
4:41
9
Amen dico vobis (Communion, mode 1, c. 965, Einsiedeln MS 121)
Anonymous; Philip Kennedy; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Geoffrey Webber
3:23
10
Liberasti nos Domine (Gradual, mode 7; c. 924, St. Gallen MS 359)
Anonymous; John Gowers; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Geoffrey Webber
3:24
11
Cantemus in omni die (Hymn, c. 1280s, Santiago di Compostela)
Anonymous; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Barnaby Brown; Liam Crangle; Simon O'Dwyer; Geoffrey Webber
3:38
12
Altus prosator
Barnaby Brown; Imogen Gardam; Edward Button; Stephen Fort; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Barnaby Brown; Simon O'Dwyer; Malachy Frame; Geoffrey Webber
25:05
13
Volens Ihesus linire (Office of St. Columba, c. 1340, Inchcolm Antiphoner)
Anonymous; Katie Braithwaite; Cambridge Choir of Gonville & Caius College; Barnaby Brown; Geoffrey Webber
3:49
14
Psalm 150, "Laudate Dominum"
Barnaby Brown; Philip Kennedy; James Robinson; Geoffrey Webber
3:30
15
The Desperate Battle of the Birds
Barnaby Brown; Barnaby Brown
4:30
Total Playing Time    76:06
"Webber and his choristers have produced a generously filled disc that seeks to recreate three distinct sound worlds ... everything is performed with a missionary zeal ... hauntingly beautiful."
- Gramophone

"Four Stars ... Who can say whether these interpretations of chants and hymns from the early Celtic church are authentic, but they have been done with intelligence, musicality and enthusiasm ... (the choir gives) a bracing vigour and unusual freedom to this ancient music."
- The Guardian

"... with improvisation, vocal imitations of traditional singers, unusual instruments and scholarly delving ... a generously filled and decidedly ambitious disc. These qualities are matched by the choir and the rest of the performers who have prepared and performed both immaculately and with imagination."
- MusicWeb International

This groundbreaking programme from Geoffrey Webber’s consistently inventive choir journeys back down the centuries into 7th century hermits’ cells, 10th century Celtic foundations in Switzerland and the 14th century world of Inchcolm Abbey. Silent footprints of musical activity, the evidence of early notation but also of stone carvings, manuscript illuminations and documents of the early Church, have guided both vocal and instrumental approaches in the choir’s work with scholar and piper Barnaby Brown, an exciting extended collaboration which was further informed by oral traditions from as far afield as Sardinia and the Outer Hebrides.
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