The Choir of Clare College Cambridge: Reformation 1517-2017

The Choir of Clare College Cambridge: Reformation 1517-2017
Title: Reformation 1517-2017
Label: Harmonia Mundi

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 Wittenberg Castle. This marked the beginning of the Reformation, which was to spread all over Europe. Five hundred years later, Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge give insight into the emotional and dramatic strength of it's theological and cultural legacy in a program featuring Bach's two great Reformation cantatas and other chorale-based works from the German and English traditions down to the 20th century.

1.1 Bach, J S: Cantata BWV79 'Gott Der Herr Ist Sonn Und Schild'
1.2 Cantata BWV80 'Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott'
1.3 Brahms: Warum Ist Das Licht Gegeben? Op. 74 No. 1
1.4 Croft: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
1.5 Cruger: Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket)
1.6 Luther: Ein' Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott Mit Freud Und Freud Ich Fahr Dahin
1.7 Mendelssohn: Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott Lasst Walten
1.8 Neumark: Wer Nur Den Lieben Gott LÄSST Walten
1.9 Vaughan Williams: Lord, Thou Has Been Our Refuge Holly Holt (Soprano), Catherine Clark (Mezzo-Soprano), Jackson Riley (Tenor), Christopher Holliday (Bass), Paul Sharp (Trumpet), Nicholas Morris (Organ)

The Choir of Clare College Cambridge: Reformation 1517-2017

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