Mendelssohn: Choral Music / Winpenny, St. Albans Cathedral Choirs
Compared with large-scale oratorios such as St Paul, which includes the lyrical chorus How lovely are the messengers, Mendelssohn’s smaller sacred choral works were influenced by Palestrina, ranging from short liturgical motets such as the Sechs Sprüche to the canticle settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis. The famous sacred melody ‘O for the wings of a dove’ is to be found in Hear my prayer. The fine choristers of St Albans Cathedral can also be heard ‘on sparkling form’ (Gramophone) in John Rutter’s Gloria (8.572653).
Catalog Number: 8572836
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor: Tom Winpenny
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Alban's Abbey Girls Choir, St. Alban's Cathedral Choir
Performer: Tom Winpenny