Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on The Lords Prayer

Label: Naxos | Year: 2013

Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Christopher Bruerton (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Jonathan Howard (bass)

The programming concept on Pater Noster is unique: Each piece builds upon the last, focusing on the individual clauses of The Lord’s Prayer. Beginning and ending in plainchant, the composers on the recording range from Josquin, Palestrina and Byrd to Stravinsky, Bernstein, and Durufle spanning many centuries to explore the spiritually charged text. Recorded live at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee, each section of the album includes a setting of The Lord’s Prayer, alongside other pieces focusing on the particular lines of text. Each composer’s setting illuminates the others, shedding rich interpretative light on the poetic and devotional aspects of the prayer.

Track Listing

  1. Pater Noster Plainsong 1:18
  2. Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes Heinrich Schutz 4:13
  3. Benedicimus Deum caeli Mikolaj Zielenski 2:19
  4. Pater Noster Josquin des Pres 4:38
  5. Holy is the True Light William Harris 1:54
  6. Sanctus - Missa Papae Marcelli Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 3:45
  7. Vater unser Heinrich Schutz 2:01
  8. Vigilate William Byrd 4:28
  9. Cantate Domino Hans Leo Hassler 1:43
  10. Pater Noster Igor Stravinsky 1:37
  11. Salut, Dame sainte Francis Poulenc 2:15
  12. Tout Puissant, tres saint Francis Poulenc 1:21
  13. Seigneur, je vous en prie Francis Poulenc 1:20
  14. O mes tres chers freres Francis Poulenc 1:57
  15. Domine Dominus noster Oralndus Lassus 2:49
  16. Notre Pere Maurice Durufle 1:25
  17. Oculi omnium Charles Wood 1:25
  18. Ego sum panis vivus Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 3:24
  19. The Lord's Prayer John Tavener 2:27
  20. Remember not, Lord, our offences Henry Purcell  2:47
  21. Popule meus Tomas Luis de Victoria 6:11
  22. The Lord's Prayer Leonard Bernstein 1:53
  23. Lord, for Thy tender mercy's sake Richard Farrrant 2:15
  24. Ad te levavi Orlandus Lassus 7:20
  25. Pater Noster Plainsong 1:27

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