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    of an entire continent and moved Byrd to repay de Monte with a gift of his own setting of the same psalm It is available from Signum Classics Dialogues of Sorrow Recording Dialogues of Sorrow is a collection of seventeenth century music lamenting the untimely death of Prince Henry son of James I It is available from Signum Classics Sacred Music by Robert White Recording Hymns Psalms Lamentations is a collection of Sacred Music by Robert White and is available from Signum Classics Everything Gallicantus touches seems to turn to gold Adrian Horsewood Early Music Today Literally meaning rooster song or cock crow Gallicantus takes its name from monastic antiquity the name of the office held just before dawn it was a ceremony which evoked the renewal of life offered by the coming day Dedicated to renaissance music and directed by Gabriel Crouch the membership of this early music group boasts a wealth of experience in consort singing The group is bound by a shared love of communicating text and creates performances which draw out unifying themes within apparently diverse repertoire to this end they are as meticulous about providing context and insight for audiences as they are about crafting interpretations of the music they love Recent concert highlights have seen the group perform in the UK Wigmore Hall Spitalfields Festival York Early Music Festival Germany Essen Maria Laach Regensburg Poland Wroc aw Italy Cremona Belgium Antwerp and in the USA where they held a residency at Princeton University in 2014 giving concerts and interacting with student vocalists and composers In the 2014 15 season concerts include a return to Princeton University as well as concerts in Utrecht Holland Schwetzingen Germany London Temple Winter Music Festival Chapel Royal Palace of Westminster and Cratfield UK Gallicantus regularly releases benchmark programmes on

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  • Gallicantus - biographies
    at Exeter University Christopher Watson held lay clerkships at Durham Cathedral Christ Church Oxford and Westminster Cathedral He now lives in Oxford Christopher has made over 40 recordings and is a member of Tenebrae Alamire and the Gramophone Award winning ensembles The Clerks and The Binchois Consort He has worked with The Kronos Quartet Fretwork and Phantasm sings regularly with The Gabrieli Consort and has made more than 150 appearances with The Tallis Scholars Nigel Short Nigel hails musically from Solihull Parish Church and went on to train at the Royal College of Music in piano singing and composition before becoming a member in turn of Westminster Abbey Choir The Tallis Scholars Westminster Cathedral Choir and finally The King s Singers After a lengthy break of 4 years skiing in the Swiss Alps he came back to the music world to set up his own professional choir Tenebrae which now along with his wife Grace and their two children keep him quite busy He has sung in opera Monteverdi Handel and Britten all over Europe including several productions with English National Opera and also conducted several concerts with The English Concert and The Chamber Orchestra of Europe both in concert and a recording for Warner Classics The culmination of all this musical endeavour has seen him secure a place in the vocal ensemble The Pits Gabriel Crouch Gabriel Crouch is Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton University He began his musical career as an eight year old in the choir of Westminster Abbey where he performed a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson After completing a choral scholarship at Trinity College Cambridge he was offered a place in the renowned a cappella group The King s Singers in 1996 In the next eight years he made a dozen recordings on the BMG label including a Grammy nomination and gave more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world Special collaborative projects saw him working and performing with some of the world s most respected artists including percussionist Evelyn Glennie pianists Emmanuel Ax and George Shearing singer Barbara Hendricks and Beach Boy Bruce Johnston Since moving to the USA in 2005 first to run the choral program at DePauw University in Indiana and now at Princeton University he has built an international profile as a conductor and director with recent engagements in China and Australia as well as Europe and the United States He has been musical director of Gallicantus since its inception in 2008 with whom he has released four recordings under the Signum Classics label to rapturous reviews garnering Editor s Choice accolades in Gramophone and Early Music Review and for the 2012 release The Word Unspoken a place on BBC Radio s CD Review list of the top nine classical releases of the year When the academic calendar allows Gabriel maintains parallel careers in singing and record production crossing the Atlantic frequently to

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  • Gallicantus - gallery
    Home Biographies Gallery Audio samples Contacts Gallery Gallicantus 2009 14 Valid XHTML 1 0 Strict and CSS Design and coding by Hamish Symington

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  • Gallicantus - audio samples
    Weep forth your tears John Ward Dialogues of Sorrow Christe qui lux es et dies IV Sacred Music by Robert White Il magnanimo Pietro Lagrime di San Pietro Ne irascaris William Byrd The Word Unspoken Sleep fleshly birth Robert Ramsey

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