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THE DOOR TO PARADISE: MUSIC FROM THE ETON CHOIRBOOK - CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, OXFORD, STEPHEN DARLINGTON (5 CDS)

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SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

The Door to Paradise celebrates Stephen Darlington’s more than thirty year legacy as Director of the distinguished Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. This unprecedented contribution to the choral discography is the most comprehensive collection to date of music from the Eton Choirbook. The Door to Paradise brings together all five volumes of the Choir’s survey in a newly-packaged, beautifully presented deluxe box set with a newly-penned overview of the project by Darlington. This extraordinary collection of English sacred music from the early Renaissance reveals a striking diversity and range of stylistic structures, harmony, sonority, ornamentation and improvisation, and brings to light two world premiere recordings- Walter Lambe’s Gaude flore virginali and John Browne’s second setting of the Salve regina. The collection’s title derives from a dual meaning: the “door to paradise” is the English translation of a line from Browne’s O regina mundi clara, while the cover image features the “Alice Door” between the Deanery and Cathedral Gardens of Christ Church, Oxford, featured in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Fawkyner: Gaude rosa sine spina
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Cornysh the elder: Salve Regina
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Lambe: Magnificat
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Davy, R: In Honore Summae Matris
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Browne, J: Stabat Mater
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Browne, J: O Maria salvatoris mater
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Cornysh the elder: Ave Maria Mater Dei
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Davy, R: Salve Jesu mater vera a 5
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Lambe: O Maria plena gracia a 6
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Wylkynson: Salve Regina
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Lambe: Nesciens mater a 5
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Browne, J: Salve regina I
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Browne, J: Salve Regina II
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Horwood, W: Gaude Flore Virginali
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Stratford: Magnificat
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Kellyk: Gaude Flore Virginali
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Browne, J: O regina mundi clara
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Fayrfax: Magnificat 'Regale'
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Lambe: Gaude Flore Virginali A 4
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


Hacomplaynt: Salve Regina A 5
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
Stephen Darlington


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