I was staggered

by their marvellous

performances

Sir John Tavener, composer
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Veni Emmanuel - Music for Advent

Original release date: 2013
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The familiar hymn 'Veni Emmanuel' is emblematic of the Advent season – a period of reflection upon the meaning of Christ’s coming. Framing this programme, the hymn paraphrases the great ‘O’ Antiphons: plainchant settings traditionally sung on the days leading up to Christmas; complemented here by later works echoing their rich imagery and symbolism.
 
"This is a marvellous programme of Music for Advent and it is executed superbly by the Clare College Choir. It’s obvious that the standard built up during Timothy Brown’s long leadership, especially, has been fully maintained by Graham Ross" - MusicWeb International
 
“Tavener’s flair for drama is here; so are the influence of the Russian Orthodox liturgy and his gift for writing melodies and harmonies that are hard to shake off. The rest of the programme is attractive enough, but among the Howells, the Rutter and Rachmaninov, Tavener’s five minutes act like a bolt of lightning...Here is music with the power to transform your life” - The Times
 
 
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
 
Graham Ross | director 
 

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"This is a marvellous programme of Music for Advent and it is executed superbly by the Clare College Choir. It’s obvious that the standard built up during Timothy Brown’s long leadership, especially, has been fully maintained by Graham Ross" - MusicWeb International