Now the Green Blade Riseth: Choral Music for Easter

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Daniel Hyde

Now the Green Blade Riseth: Choral Music for Easter

Sounding as glorious as ever under Director of Music Daniel Hyde, the Choir of King’s College celebrates Easter with a wide-ranging and beautifully assembled program recorded in King’s College Chapel. Starting with an anthem by the late English composer, conductor, and musician George Malcolm, complete with an attention-grabbing introductory fanfare by Matthew Martin (Director of College Music at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge), the musical journey runs from William Byrd to Maurice Duruflé with some well-known hymns along the way. There are numerous highlights: the high drama of Rossini’s “O salutaris Hostia,” Samuel Sebastian Wesley’s very Victorian “Wash Me Throughly,” Antonio Lotti’s resonant “Crucifixus à 6,” and the gentle poise of John Ireland’s “Greater Love Hath No Man.”

Ride on! Ride on in Majesty! ("Winchester New", Desc. Philip Ledger)
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Ubi caritas et amor
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O salutaris Hostia
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Civitas sancti tui
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There is a Green Hill Far Away ("Horsley", Desc. John Scott)
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The Crucifixion
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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross ("Rockingham", Desc. George Guest)
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Jesus Christ is Risen Today ("Lyra Davidica", Desc. Philip Ledger)
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Choral Improvisation sur le 'Victimae Paschali' (Transcr. Maurice Duruflé)
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