Membra Jesu Nostri, Buxwv 75
Format: COMPACT DISC
THE CHAPEL CHOIR OF TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE ORPHEUS BRITANNICUS NEWE VIALLES ARTHUR
Following their ICMA award-nominated first album on Resonus (A Courtly Garland for Baroque Trumpet), period ensemble Orpheus Britannicus, with director Andrew Arthur, joins with The Chapel Choir of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and viol consort Newe Vialles for an impelling new recording of Buxtehude’s seminal and ground-breaking cycle of cantatas Membra Jesu nostri. With a distinguished lineup of soloists complementing this magnum opus, Arthur and his musicians give a gripping account of one of the most significant of early-Baroque oratorios. Orpheus Britannicus was founded by Andrew Arthur in 2002. Its players and singers are drawn from some of the UK’s leading performers in their field and the ensemble has developed a reputation for its expressive and historically informed approach to the rich vocal and instrumental chamber repertoire of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.