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that I shall treasure 

for the rest of my life

Nicolas Haigh, Organ Scholar (2009-2012)
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Rolling River - American Choral

Choral singing enjoys astonishing vitality in the United States of America. Alongside Bernstein's prodigious 'Chichester Psalms', Barber's 'Two Choruses', and Erb's much-loved arrangement of Shenandoah, Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge introduce us to the... More


Ralph Vaughan Williams Pan's Anniversary

Ben Jonson's masque 'Pan's Anniversary', as adapted for the Shakespeare Birthday Celebration at Stratford-upon-Avon, Easter Monday 1905, with incidental music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and additional arrangements by Gustav Holst.   This album with five world premiere recordings... More


ICE LAND: The Eternal Music

Icelandic music of the last half century is the focus of this recording by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, led by its conductor, Graham Ross. Born from his close collaboration with the native composers of the “Land of Fire and Ice,” this programme sets out to explore and... More


Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Graham Ross invites you to explore the highly individual conception of traditional carols offered by twentieth-century British composers, and notably the most eminent among them, Benjamin Britten. Arranged around his famous Ceremony of Carols is a selection of wonderful choral... More


STABAT: music by Arvo Pärt, Pēteris Vasks and James MacMillan

'A crystalline simplicity' Encompassing works by Arvo Pärt (Estonia), Pēteris Vasks (Latvia), and the James MacMillan (a native of Scotland), this album charts the evolution of choral music in three regions of Northern Europe that saw the rise of a startling new language... More


O lux beata Trinitas: Music for Trinity

 'A joyful Trinity' Graham Ross concludes his exploration of music for the liturgical calendar with a programme focusing on the Holy Trinity, as reflected in music of the Russian and British traditions. Exploring works from the New Russian Choral School, Renaissance masters,... More



In 1517, indignant at the mercenary abuses of the Church and convinced that a public debate was needed to restore faith in the founding texts of the Bible, Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg Castle. This marked the beginning of the Reformation,... More


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


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


OUT OF STOCK 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


The Organs of Cambridge (vol 2)

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


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


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


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