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Dunedin Consort

 Dunedin Consort

Mixed Choral Chorus from UK, Scotland.

Winners of the 2008 Midem Baroque Award and the 2007 Classic FM Gramophone Award for Best Baroque Vocal Album for their recording of Handel's Dublin Messiah (Linn CKD 285), Dunedin Consort & Players, under the combined Artistic Direction of John Butt, Susan Hamilton and Philip Hobbs, performs throughout Scotland and Europe

Under the musical direction of John Butt the group has consolidated its existing strength in the Baroque repertoire. Dunedin's commitment to excellence in both live performances and recordings, coupled with the latest research in historical performance, is complemented by its strong belief in supporting new music. As part of its contemporary strand, Dunedin has commissioned and performed works by living composers - including William Sweeney, Errollyn Wallen, Peter Nelson and Sally Beamish - to complement and enhance the meaning of the old masterpieces.

Dunedin has performed at music festivals in Scotland - including the Edinburgh International Festival -, Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Israel and France, and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland.

Dunedin enjoys a close relationship with Linn records, name "Label of the year" at the 2010 Gramophone Awards. In 2008 the Dunedin Consort & Players released Bach's Matthew Passion (Last Performing Version, c. 1742) and Handel's Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version, 1718). These have both received numerous plaudits, including the nomination for a Classic FM Gramophone award for Acis and Galatea. In 2010 Dunedin released Bach's Mass in B minor (Final version 1748-50, J. Rifkin) to critical acclaim.

Dunedin Consort & Players takes its name from Edinburgh's castle (Eidyn's Din) and, like the famous landmark, has great cultural significance in Scotland's capital city.

Discography

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Dunedin Consort : In Chains of Gold - Byrd, Tallis : 00  1 CD : William Byrd : 34008

Dunedin Consort : In Chains of Gold - Byrd, Tallis

Review: Critically acclaimed, this is a recording of William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices, five part motets by Byrd and Thomas Tallis. All the works on this disk are gems of Late Renaissance composition and are beautifully recorded and sung by this young Scottish group who have become one of Scotland's leading performers of Early Music.

Songlist: Byrd Prelude In C, O Nada Lux, Laetentur Coeli , Salvator Mundi , Organ Hymn, Mass 5, Kyrie, Gloria, Plainsong, Credo, Sursome Corda, Sanctus, Benedictus, Pax Dominus, Agnes Dei, Organ Hymn, Gaudemus Omnes, O Scrum Convivium, Justorum Animae

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8386c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 Mixed Choirs CDs


Dunedin Consort : The Peoples Mass : 00  1 CD : 

Dunedin Consort : The Peoples Mass

Review: Six contemporary Scottish-based composers come together in this new Mass setting performed by the award-winning Dunedin Consort. Composers Malcolm Lindsay, Christine McCombe, Tommy Fowler, John Gormley, Anthea Haddow and Rebecca Rowe were each commissioned by the Dunedin Consort to set a movement of the Latin Mass to music. Each of the six sections of the Mass is divided into three parts: a plainsong performance of the appropriate chant, the composer's liturgical setting for a cappella choir, and a secular setting based on a text of the composer's choice for a soloist from the Dunedin Consort. Polychoral pieces interweave with harp-accompanied songs in a spiritual work that achieves unity in diversity.

Songlist: Introit, Kyrie, Days of Thunder (tenor), Psalm, Gloria, The Solstice Stone (soprano), Gradual, Credo, God is (alto), Alleluia, In Praise of Saints (bass), Sanctus, Offertory, Benedictus, La Merta (soprano), Communion, Prayer (baritone), Agnus Dei, Black over Red Epilogue 2

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8758c | 00 1 CD | $14.95 | Primarily a cappella


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