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Durufle: Messe Cum jubilo
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with the Gregorian Chant
Propers for the Immaculate Conception
Christopher Berry, Conductor
Stephen Tharp, Organist
Seminary Choir of the Pontifical North American College
Vatican City

Review from the American Organist - March 2010
The choir produces fine blend and diction...the men sing with great sincerity, expressiveness, and stylistic integrity. Mr Berry's effective harmonizations are based entirely on Durufle's harmonic language. Mr Tharp's elegant well-conceived, evocative improvisations are likewise informed by the harmonic language of Durufle's milieu. As expected, his playing demonstrates the highest artistry, both as collaborator and soloist.
An Interview with Joe Vitacco about the Recording and Production of this CD

Processional improvisation
Antiphona ad introitum, Gaudens gaudebo, mode III
Ritus initiales
**Messe Cum jubilo, Op. 11
Reading I: Genesis 3:9-15,20
Graduale, Benedicta es tu, mode V
Reading II: Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
Alleluia, mode I; Verse, organ improvisation
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Meditation improvisation before the Credo
Professio fidei, Credo III, mode V
Offertory, Organ improvisation on Ave Maria
Oratio super oblata
**Sanctus from Messe Cum jubilo
**Benedictus from Messe Cum jubilo
Pater Noster
**Agnus Dei from Messe Cum jubilo
Antiphona ad Communionem, Gloriosa dicta sunt de te, mode
VIII(Eight verses, choir and improvisation in alternatim)
Oratio post Communionem
Ritus conclusionis
Antiphona ad B. Mariam Virginem
Sortie improvisation

Audio Samples
Bell and Processional improvisation
Introit and Kyrie
Preface and Sanctus
Ite, missa est and Sortie

Christopher Berry conducting the choir in the recording session for the Durufle Mass with Stephen Tharp at the organ

32-page booklet in a digipack. There are essays on the Seminary's history; fascinating chronicles on Durufle's Mass and how this recording came to be; full text of all the Ordinary and Propers; dozens of recent and historic photos; and a full stop list of the 66-rank 3-manual Mascioni Organ, Opus 630, built in 1953 and designed by Fernando Germani in the Seminary's Chapel. There are 6 improvisations by Stephen Tharp-including verses improvised in alternatim on Gloriosa dicta sunt de te, mode VIII, with the choir, as well as Processional and Sortie. The chant accompaniments were written by Christopher Berry in the style of Durufle. The bells of the Seminary are even included!

The Choir of the Pontifical North American College 2008

Durufle: Messe Cum jubilo
181Price: $25.00Sale price: $18.95
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