Seeing Salvation: 1000 Years of Sacred Music

Composers: Ashewell, Bach, Compere, Dufay, Dunstan, Dunstaple, Haybn, Monteverdi, Obrecht, Perotinus, Stanford, Tavener
Released: 2000
Label: Metronome
Code: MET 1042


Featuring Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Canterbury Cathedral Choir, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Salisbury Cathedral Choir, The Orlando Consort, I Fagiolini

A survey of 1000 years of sacred music from the earliest Christian chant, through the richest polyphony of the renaissance, the classical age, to our own time. It begins with the chant of St Dunstan (c.909-988) Archbishop of Canterbury, and ends with the music commissioned from John Tavener for the BBC TV series “Seeing Salvation” the world premiere recording of this 21st century work.


Ashewell: Missa Jesu Christe: Gloria
Bach, J S: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV411
Compère: Asperges me, Domine
Dufay: Victimae paschali
Dunstan: Kyrie
Dunstaple: O crux gloriosa
Haydn: Mass, Hob. XXII:11 in D minor ‘Nelsonmesse’: Gloria
Monteverdi: Beatus vir (from Selva Morale e Spirituali)
Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K618
Obrecht: Salve Crux
Perotinus: Viderunt omnes
Stanford: Beati quorum via, Op. 38 No. 3
Tavener:The Same Yesterday and Forever