Pater Noster

Cat No:
01 - 10 - 2012

Pater Noster

The King's Singers

A Choral Reflection on The Lord's Prayer. Grammy Award winners in 2009, The King's Singers is one of the world's most celebrated ensembles and much-loved in Australia. The programming concept for this disc is unique: built upon the individual clauses of The Lord's Prayer, beginning and ending in plainchant, it ranges over the centuries to explore the spiritually charged text. Chant is at the heart of the program, and each composer's setting illuminates the others, shedding rich interpretative light on the poetic and devotional aspects of the prayer. Consummate entertainers, The King's Singers champions the work of both young and established composers, and is instantly recognizable for spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing - a class act with a delightfully British wit.

OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN - Plainsong: Pater Noster, Schutz Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes, Zielenski Communio: Benedicimus Deum Coeli
HALLOWED BE THY NAME - Desprez Pater Noster, Harris Holy is the True Light, Palestrina Sanctus (Missa Papae Marcelli)
THY KINGDOM COME - Schutz Vater Unser, Burd Vigilate, Hassler Cantate Domino
THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN - Stravinsky Pater Noster, Poulenc Quatre Petites Prieres de Francois d'Assise, Lassus Domine Dominus Noster
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD - Durufle Notre Pere, Wood Oculi Omnium, Palestrina Ego sum panis vivus
AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US - Tavener The Lord's Prayer, Purcell Remember not Lord our Offences, Victoria Popule Meus
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL - Bernstein The Lord's Prayer, Farrant Lord for Thy tender mercy's sake, Lassus Ad te levavi, Plainsong - Pater Noster

Running Time: 1 hr 8 min

'There are few vocal ensembles that can work up a concept album like The King's Singers...The performances have all the panache that we associate with this group.' (5 STARS BBC Music magazine)