1995 Marcussen at the Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England
1995 Marcussen at the Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England

Mary's Songs #1719

…whether in response to the Angel’s proclamation of her divine role, or in simple hymns of praise, composers through history have celebrated the Virgin Mary.

Hour 1

JEAN TITELOUZE: Magnificat sexti toniJean-Pierre Couturier, baritone; Yves-G. Préfontaine (1991 Guilbault-Thérien/Grand Seminary, Montreal, Quebec) ATMA Records CD-22120

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Magnificat Antiphons, fr Op. 18 –Seminary Schola; Janet E. Hunt (1902 Hook & Hastings+2015 Andover/Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/22/15)

MAX REGER: Ave Maria, Op. 63, no. 7 –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Our Lady of Good Counsel, Frankfurt, Germany) MD&G 3353

ROBERT BENJAMIN DOBEY: Magnificat Verses –Robert Benjamin Dobey (2003 Schoenstein/ Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, WI) Pro Organo CD-7151

Hour 2

WILLIAM WALTON: Magnificat, fr Chichester Service –Rochester Cathedral Choir/Roger Sayer, director; William Whitehead (1989 Mander/Rochester Cathedral, England) Priory 529

JEAN-LOUIS FLORENTZ: Mary’s Harp, fr Les Laudes, Op. 5 –Michel Bourcier (1989 van den Heuvel/Church of St. Eustache, Paris) Koch CD-3-6407

DAVID BEDNALL: Marian Suite –Jennifer Pike, violin; David Bednall (1995 Marcussen/Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England) Regent 481

JEAN LANGLAIS: Ave Maria-Ave maris stella, fr Trois Paraphrases GrégoriennesTodd Wilson (1961 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA) Delos 3145

GERALD NEAR: Ave Maria; Magnificat anima meaSt. Paul’s Church Choir; Indianapolis Pro Musica Chorus/Frank Boles, conductor; Edie Johnson (1987 Holtkamp/Sweeney Chapel, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN) Pro Organo CD-7126