Medieval Chant Tenebrae Consort & Nigel Short
- 1Hymn for Passiontide: Pange lingua gloriosi [Medieval chant]03:12
- 2Deus in adiutorium [Medieval chant]00:53
- 3Antiphon: Miserere - Psalms: Cum invocarem - In te Domine speravi- Qui habitat in adiutorio - Ecce nunc benedicite [Medieval chant]10:57
- 4Chapter: Tu in nobis es - Respond: In manus tuas [Medieval chant]01:21
- 5Hymn: Cultor dei memento [Medieval chant]03:53
- 6Versicle and Response: Custodi nos [Medieval chant]00:23
- 7Antiphon: O Rex gloriose - Canticle: Nunc dimittis [Medieval chant]04:28
- 8Preces - Collect - Benedicamus [Medieval chant]05:19
- 9Lamentations of Jeremiah I08:27
- 10Respond: In monte Oliveti [Medieval chant]02:19
- 11Lamentations of Jeremiah II13:35
- 12Respond: Tristis est anima mea [Medieval chant]02:54
- 13In manus tuas Domine I03:43
- 14Litany after Lauds for Maundy Thursday [Medieval chant]03:45
Info for Medieval Chant
Tenebrae Consort is an outstanding group of musicians, with singers hand-picked from the award winning chamber choir Tenebrae. Known for their instinctive ensemble skills, the singers and instrumentalists are directed from within the Consort by Nigel Short who leads the group to attain music making of the highest quality. Focussing on the repertoire originally written for consort performance, particularly early music, Tenebrae Consort aim to shed new interpretative light on works through the combination of both passion and precision, creating an intimate and unique concert experience. On this recording they explore classic works at the very heart of the Medieval and early-Renaissance British Choral Tradition.
"Following on from Tenebrae’s Russian disc this is a highly imaginative programme. It takes a nicely purist view and gives us the complete Compline service and with the additions makes a satisfying whole. I do hope that they record more." Planet Hugill
Nigel Short, conductor
is an outstanding group of musicians, with singers hand-picked from the award-winning chamber choir Tenebrae. Chosen for their particular expertise in certain areas of repertoire, Tenebrae Consort demonstrates the singers’ skills as soloists and highlights the vocal quality of the individuals who make up the Tenebrae sound. Known for their instinctive ensemble skills, the singers can perform alongside small groups of leading instrumentalists, and are directed by Nigel Short, who leads the group to music making of the highest quality. Focusing on repertoire originally written for consort performance, particularly dedicated to the interpretation of early music, Tenebrae Consort aims to shed new interpretative light on works through the combination of both passion and precision, creating an intimate concert experience.
began his musical life as a chorister at Solihull Parish Church going on to study singing and piano at the Royal College of Music. He began his career as a soloist in opera and oratorio and as a member of specialist vocal ensembles such as The Tallis Scholars whilst maintaining a regular involvement in church music, firstly as a member of Westminster Abbey Choir then Westminster Cathedral. He joined the King's Singers when he was 27 and stayed with them for seven years.
After a short break of about one ski season in the Swiss Alps he set about founding his own group, Tenebrae, aiming to bring together what he loved best as a singer - namely the more passionate sounds of large Cathedral choirs and the precision of ensembles like The King's Singers - to create a new kind of choral group. Whilst embracing an eclectic repertoire he wanted to have some 'signature' works that would make Tenebrae different, adding a theatrical element that would involve singers moving around as if on stage. To that end he wrote 'The Dream of Herod', with a central role for baritone Colin Campbell, and commissioned Joby Talbot to write Path of Miracles, premiered in July 2005. Since its debut performance in 2001 Tenebrae has given concerts in Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, UK, USA and Bermuda.
Nigel and the group have performed and recorded live with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe for Warner Classics and have given several performances with The English Concert. They record regularly with Signum Classics.
Nigel divides his time between directing Tenebrae and giving an ever increasing number of masterclasses and workshops for both professional and amateur vocal groups and choirs throughout Europe.
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