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Various Artists / Ave Maria. The Boys Of St. Paul's Choir School
Album:Ave Maria. The Boys Of St. Paul's Choir School Collection:Classical
Artist:Various Artists Added:11/2017
Label:Sony Latin 

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Add Date:2017-11-19 Pull Date:2018-01-21 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2017-11-18 
The Boys of St. Paul’s Choir School have been featured on NPR, Good Morning America, and a PBS Special. The School, in Harvard Square, embraces the great cathedral school tradition and strives to develop the intellectual and musical talents of boys in grades 4 through 8 via a musical and academic curriculum. The recording benefits from the fine acoustics of St. Paul’s. The CD booklet contains the Latin and English text of each work. No track disappoints. Pergolesi’s Stabat mater dolorosa (tr. 3) is fittingly solemn. Palestrina’s Kyrie (tr. 8) has rich harmonies. Rachmaninoff’s Bororoditse Devo (tr. 13) was a favorite of the composer. Mendelssohn’s Da Nobis Pacem (tr. 7) is particularly beautiful, as is Dvorák’s minor key Tu Trinitatis Unitas (tr. 11). Handel’s Angels Ever Bright and Fair (tr. 10) matches its title, while Fauré’s In paradisum (tr. 15) evokes the solemn beauty of the Christian afterlife. Delibes’ O Salutaris Hostia (tr. 14) is quite lyrical, while Stanford’s A Song Of Wisdom (tr. 18) is stately.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Rheinberger Ave Maria, Op. 157, No. 6 (2:56)
2.Bruckner Virga Jesse Floruit, Wab 52 (3:33)
3.Pergoles Stabat Mater Dolorosa, P. 77 (4:28)
4.J.S. Bach Bist Du Bei Mir, Bwv 508 (2:13)
5.Josquin Des Prez Gaude, Virgo Mater (3:32)
6.Anon, Gregorian Chant Reges Tharsis (4:38)
7.Mendelssohn Da Nobis Pacem (4:17)
8.Palestrina Kyrie (4:05)
9.Anon, Gregorian Chant Dignus Est Agnus (4:13)
10.Handel Angels Ever Bright And Fair (3:29)
11.Dvorák Tu Trinitatis Unitas (3:10)
12.Charpentier Sub Tuum Praesidium (1:27)
13.Rachmaninoff Bogoroditse Devo, Op. 37, No. 6 (2:47)
14.Delibes O Salutaris Hostia (2:46)
15.Fauré Requiem, Op. 48: In Paradisum (3:37)
16.Lalouette O Mysterium Ineffabile (2:59)
17.Vivaldi Nulla In Mundo, Rv 630 (3:14)
18.Stanford A Song Of Wisdom (5:45)