If it weren't for

Clare, I wouldn't

be the singer

I am today

Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano (1995-98)
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Pange lingua: Music for Corpus Christi

'O my tongue, tell of the mystery...' Continuing their series of music for the liturgical year, conductor Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge turn their attention to the feast of Corpus Christi, with a number of settings of the Eucharistic hymns of St Thomas... More

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Mater ora filium: Music for Epiphany

'With gold of obedience and incense of lowliness' Graham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge in music from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries celebrating the feast of Epiphany and the journey of the Magi, culminating in Arnold Bax's 1926 a cappella masterpiece... More

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Remembrance

Graham Ross directs the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge in a wide-ranging and moving sequence of music for Remembrance, including John Tavener's Song for Athene, settings of the text When David heard by two of England's foremost 16th-century composers, Thomas Tomkins and... More

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Haec Dies: Music for Easter

This is the day that the Lord hath made. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and director Graham Ross continue their series of music for the church year with a sequence for Easter Day that spans five centuries and explores the rich tapestry of repertoire from across the... More

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Requiem: Music for All Saints & All Souls

In memory of the faithful departed. Graham Ross conducts The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge in a programme of English and Spanish music for the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, culminating in Tomas Luis de Victoria's last published work, his six-part 1605 Requiem, regarded... More

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Ascendit Deus: Music for Ascensiontide & Pentecost

Ascension and Pentecost are among the chief feasts of the Christian year.  The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and The Dmitri  Ensemble, both led by Graham Ross, explore the rich imagery of musical settings which span five centuries, including five world première recordings. "... More

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Lux de caelo: Music for Christmas

Light from heaven.  Under the direction of Graham Ross, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and the Dmitri Ensemble celebrate the legacy of European and English carols in this Christmas programme of settings by Praetorius and Bach heard alongside later examples by Mendelssohn... More

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Stabat Mater dolorosa: Music for Passiontide

In this rich Passiontide sequence, polyphinc settings of the great texts of Holy Week are interwoven with a plainchant rendition of the mournful Stabat mater - the traditional medieval poem meditating on the death of Jesus and the grief of his mother. "Warm yet pure-toned... More

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Handel - Peace & Celebration

Recorded live in concert at St John’s Smith Square, London in September 2013, this recording of famous works by Handel celebrates the 300th anniversary of the accession of George I, the first of the Hanoverian monarchs, in 1714. The German-born composer had arrived in London in... More

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Veni Emmanuel - Music for Advent

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;... More

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Imogen Holst Choral Works

Imogen Holst (1907-1984), the daughter of Gustav Holst, has long deserved recognition for her significant body of compositions, written throughout her life. After working as Benjamin Britten's amanuensis (1952-1964), she returned to her own composing. Graham Ross conducts the... More

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Ralph Vaughan Williams - Sacred Choral Music

Ralph Vaughan William's sublime Mass in G minor reveals the composer's absorbing interest in using the modal harmonic language and contrapuntal textures of the English late Renaissance to achieve a huge emotional and dynamic range. Undoubtedly the most technically demanding work... More

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Reflection Choral Music from Clare College

Reflection celebrates 500 years of music-making in the English Parish Church. Over the centuries, on a daily basis, music has played an enormous role in enhancing the experience of Christian worship. The legacy is a vast body of music in many different style to be enjoyed by... More

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Ralph Vaughan Williams - Folk Songs of the Four Seasons

Recorded by the ladies of the Choir this disc sees the first collaboration with the Dmitri Ensemble, co-founded and directed by alumnus and now Director of Music of the College, Graham Ross. Directed by the legendary Sir David Willcocks the disc explores the folk songs of Ralph... More

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Harvey Brough Requiem in Blue

  Requiem in Blue was commissioned by East England Arts and Wingfield Arts; it was the winner of the first Andrew Milne Memorial Prize. It was written in memory of Harvey Brough's brother, Lester, who died in a motorbike accident at the age of 19.       The Choir of Clare... More

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John Tavener - Ex Maria Virgine

Admired for the sheer beauty of his meditative and mystical music, John Tavener writes of his Ex Maria Virgine, which was dedicated to HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in joyful celebration of their marriage: 'I have set both familiar and less wellknown... More

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Choral Evensong from Clare

This disc represents the core of Clare College Choir's existence. The Choir sing Evensong three times a week and the music on this disc is typical of the repertoire that you would hear if you were to eavesdrop on a weekday service in the College Chapel.   The Choir of Clare... More

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Handel's Messiah

  After a magisterial interpretation of the highly theatrical Saul (Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, ‘Choc’ du Monde de la Musique, etc.), René Jacobs now turns his attention to Messiah, in the 1750 version with two alto soloists. Handel subjected the work to multiple revisions... More

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Tarik O'Regan - Voices

Voices is a collection of choral works written over a period of six years by the British Composer Award winner, Tarik O'Regan; thirteen premieres are included on the disc. Described as 'skilful and elegant' (Sunday Times) and 'beautifully-imagined' (Financial Times), his... More

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Wesley Anthems

Samuel Sebastian Wesley was the pre-eminant organist-composer of the early Vitorian era. During his career he worked tirelessly for over forty years to raise the standard of music offered in English cathedrals, and this collection of his most popular anthems, including the... More

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John Stainer - The Crucifixion

Modelled on the great passion settings of J.S. Bach, Stainer’s Crucifixion is amongst the most popular of all English choral works and vividly portrays the events of the Passion of Christ. Scored for tenor and bass soloists, organ and mixed choir, the piece combines recitatives... More

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Robin Holloway

A disc of music by the illustrious Cambridge lecturer and composer.   The Choir of Clare College The Choir of Gonville & Caius College  Timothy Kennedy, Nicholas Rimmer, David Goode | Organ Timothy Brown and Geoffrey Webber | Directors More

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Mozart - Mass in C Minor

Recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, this disc sees the Choir under the direction of their distinguished former organ scholar, Ivor Bolton.     Malin Hartleius & Stella Doufexis | Soprano Marcus Ullmann | Tenor István Kovács | Bass   The Choir of Clare College  ... More

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Kelly - Crucifixion and other choral music

  Brian Kelly's cantata Crucifixion and other choral music features some of distinguished Choir alumni as soloists.     'An excellent recording of some superb but little known music ... a real eye-opener. A must-have CD for all lovers of contemporary choral music.'     The Choir... More

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Purcell Dido and Aeneas

It was probably in 1684-85, a year or two after the first performance of John Blow's Venus and Adonis which was clearly his model, that Purcell composed Dido and Aeneas, now recognised as one of the great monuments of opera. The sudden death of Charles II, for whose court it was... More

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James Whitbourn - A Finer Truth

Son of God Mass, the cantata A Finer Truth & other choral music   '...with outstanding recorded sound and the choir... in fine voice throughout, James Whitbourn's debut album is accessible, melodic and very beautiful, effectively taking serious Christian music into the 20th... More

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Bernstein, Rutter and Part

  Music from three of the most notable composers of the twentieth century representing the American, English, and Eastern European styles of composition.   The Choir of Clare College   Capella Breda Daan Manneke Ensemble Calefax Timothy Brown | Director More

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Blessed Spirit

A disc of soothing music, perfect for relaxation, and divided into three sections tracing the journey of the soul.   'Absolutely magical as regards content and performance. A listening experience which is indeed out of this world' - Choir and Organ   The Choir of Clare College... More

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Illumina

An exploration of the theme of light down the ages: includes music by Hildegard of Bingen, Josquin, Byrd, Palestrina, Rachmaninov, Holst and Ligeti. 'The challenge to singers is formidable and these young voices do marvellously well throughout. The quality of choral tone is... More

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Sweelinck - Cantiones Sacrae

The world première recording of the complete Latin Motets of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, including the Christmas motet Hodie Christus natus est. The Choir were also involved in a video recording of the music of Sweelinck which you can view in our Videos section.   '... sung with... More

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Carols at Clare

Carols recorded in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children (All proceeds go to MSCFC Ltd).   The Choir of Clare College Timothy Brown | Director More

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French Choral Music

Motets and partsongs by Fauré, Poulenc, Duruflé, Saint-Saens, Debussy and Ravel, with Elizabeth Lane (soprano), Richard Egarr and Nicholas White (organ). 'Here is a winner ... if by any chance this kind of music has not so far come your way, accept this record as your passport... More

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Compline Anthems and Motets

The complete medieval Office of Compline (sung in English), plus a selection of meditative motets from the sixteenth century by Sheppard, Tallis, Byrd and White. Compline is the English form of the Latin word completus, meaning 'completed'. It is now usually spelt with a final '... More

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Ave Verum Parish Anthems

This beautiful CD contains 23 short anthems from the 16th to the 20th Century, including works by Bach, Byrd, Purcell, Mozart & Elgar amongst others, in addition lesser known composers such as Batten, Mundy, Ford & Farrant.   The Choir of Clare College Timothy Brown |... More

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Celebration of the Spirit

Please be aware this is recorded using the PAL system and may not play in all world zones.   The Choir of Clare College Timothy Brown | Director More

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The Organs of Cambridge (vol 2)

Features the von Beckerath organ at Clare College. Peter Clements | Organ More

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Blow Venus and Adonis

Blow's Masque, recorded by soloists Rosemary Joshua (Soprano), Gerald Finley (Baryton) & Robin Blaze (Contre-ténor) with Clare College Choir and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by René Jacobs.     The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge Timothy Brown |... More

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Richard Dering Motets

  The music on this disc is taken from the following publication:-   Cantica Sacra ad melodiam madrigalium elaborata senis vocibus, cum basso continuo ad organum, auctore Richardo Diringo Anglo, in facultate musicae bacalaureo, venerabilium monalium Anglicarum Burxellaw, in... More

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Berkeley Choral Music

Berkeley's choral music is ideally suited to the recording medium. It demands concentration, repays repeated hearing, and after listening to it one often wants just to sit and think. It is music written clean against the doubting, thrusting times we live in, but music instinct... More