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In Praise of Saint Columba ()

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In their extensive notes to this release, piper Barnaby Brown and conductor Geoffrey Webber freely concede that the contents represent a purely speculative approach to reconstructing the sound of the music heard in the early Celtic church. Even the literal-minded should not let that stop them from hearing this impressive and downright enjoyable performance. Saint Columba (521-597) was an Irish missionary and scholar who dispersed Christianity in Scotland and exerted a long influence on monastic life in Ireland. Actual music ...

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  1. Os mutorum
  2. Loquebar de testimoniis tuis, introit in mode 5 (Einsiedeln MS 121)
  3. River Erne, duet for 2 horns & percussion
  4. Adiutor laborantium
  5. Sanctorum Piissime Columba (Scottish chant, Inchcolm Antiphoner)
  6. Lauda anima mea Dominum
  7. Noli pater
  8. Carne solutus pater Columba
  9. Amen dico vobis, communion in mode 1 (Einsiedeln MS 121)
  10. Liberasti nos Domine, gradual in mode 7 (St Gallen MS 359)
  11. Cantemus in omni die, hymn (melody from Santiago di Compostela)
  12. Altus prosator, for chorus
  13. Volens Ihesus linire, Office of St Columba (Inchcolm Antiphoner)
  14. Laudate Dominum (Psalm 150), for chorus
  15. The Desperate Battle of the Birds, for pipes & chorus
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In Praise of Saint Columba
2014, Delphian

UPC: 801918341373


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