The French Album

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Label: ORCHID CLASSICS
Catalog: ORC100317
Format: COMPACT DISC

Orford, James; London Choral Sinfonia, choir; Pritchard, Nick; Allan, Miriam; London Choral Sinfonia, orchestra; Waldron, Michael

“Fast becoming the go-to champions for contemporary British choral music” (Gramophone), the London Choral Sinfonia presents a captivating blend of French choral music under the direction of Michael Waldron, with soloists Nick Pritchard and Miriam Allan. Their new album includes Jean Langlais' monumental masterpiece "Messe Solennelle," accompanied by staples of the choral repertoire: Gabriel Fauré's "Cantique de Jean Racine" and César Franck's "Psalm 150". The album also features hidden gems such as Marcel Dupré's "Quatre Motets," as well as fresh arrangements of Franck’s "Panis Angelicus" and Gounod's "Ave Verum" by Composer-in-Residence, Owain Park. These reimagined pieces breathe new life into beloved favorites. Under Michael Waldron's direction, the LCS continues its tradition of excellence, blending celebrated works with lesser-known treasures, and winning new audiences with its rich romantic colors and innovative interpretations.

Price: $26.98