Tenebrae
A professional chamber choir founded and directed by former King's Singer Nigel Short. Performing in ecclesiastical buildings by candlelight, the choir creates an atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection, where medieval chant and renaissance choral works are interspersed with contemporary compositions to create an ethereal mood of contemplation. The singers are choreographed to move around their surroundings exploring all possible sound perspectives. A Tenebrae performance provides an opportunity for pure meditation or simple enjoyment

ALBUMS

VICTORIA: TENEBRAE RESPONSORIES CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. Choral works by Thomas Luis de Victoria. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn II and III; Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn II and III; Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn II and III.

FIGURE HUMAINE CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. Choral works by Francis Poulenc. Mass in G; Litanies a la Vierge Noire; Salve Regina; Un soir de neige; Figure Humaine; Quatre petites prieres de Saint Francois d’Assise.

WHAT SWEETER MUSIC CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. Songs and Carols for Christmas. Jingle Bells; Silent Night; What Sweeter Music?; A Spotless Rose; Quem Pastores?; Veni, veni; There is a Flower; Alleluia; The Lamb; I Wonder as I Wander; Prelle est cette odeur agreable?; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; The Oxen; Gaudete; Away in a Manger; Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day; Nativity Carol; The Twelve Days of Christmas.

MISERERE CD $17
Choral disc of the month in the BBC Music magazine for November. Release Date 10/3/06. Nigel Short founder and conductor. Tavener: Song for Athene; The Lamb. Ireland: Ex ore innocentium. Rachmaninov: Hymn to the Cherubim. Sherevetiev: Now Ye Heavenly Powers. Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia. Lukaszewski: Ave Maria. Lotti: 8-part Crucifixus. Allegri: Miserere. Kodaly: Esti Dal. arr. Nigel Short: The Dying Soldier. Holst: Psalm 148. Harris: Faire Is The Heaven.

PATH OF MIRACLES CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. Commissioned by Tenebrae from Joby Talbot and premiered last year. The work is based on the most enduring route of Catholic pilgrimage - the great Pilgrimage to Santiago. The 'Camino Frances' is the central axis of a network of pilgrimage routes to Santiago. The four movements of Path of Miracles are titled with the names of the four main staging posts of the 'Camino Frances': I Roncesvalles, II Burgos, III Leon, IV Santiago.

RACHMANINOFF VESPERS CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. PRIIDITE, POKLONIMSYA (Come, Let us worship), BLAGOSLOVI, DUSHE MOYA, GOSPODA (Bless the Lord, O my soul), BLAZHEN MUZH (Blessed is the man), SVETE TIKHYI (Gladsome light), NYNE OTPUSHCHAYESHI (Lord, now lettest thou), BOGORODITSE DEVO (Rejoice O Virgin), HESTOPSALMIYE (The six psalms), KHVALITE IMYA GOSPODNE(Praise the name of the Lord), BLAGOSLOVEN ESI, GOSPODI (Blessed are thou O Lord), VOSKRESENIYE KHRISTOVO VIDEVSHE (Having beheld the resurrection of Christ), VELICHIT DUSHA MOYA GOSPODA (My soul magnifies the Lord), SLAVOSLOVIE VELIKOYE (The great doxology), DNES SPASENIYE (Today salvation has come), VOSKRES IZ GROBA (Thou didst rise from the tomb), VZBRANNOY VOYEVODE (To Thee the victorious leader), TEBE POYEM (We praise thee).

GAUDETE CD $10
Nigel Short founder and conductor.Gaudete, Apres un Reve - Faure arr. Alexander L'Estrange, The Lamb - John Tavener, Gaudete (a capella) - arr. Karl Jenkins, Canon - Pachelbel arr. Alexander L'Estrange, Mother and Child (extract) - John Tavener, Clapping Music - Steve Reich

THE DREAM OF HEROD CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. Alleluya (Wishart); O Radix Jesse; A Spotless Rose (Howells); Rorate Coeli; Of The Father's Heart Begotten (arr. Willcocks); Ave Maria; I Sing of a Maiden (Hadley); Puer Natus Est Nobis; A Flower Given To My Daughter (Chilcott); Silent Night (Gruber, Arr. Rose); Sussex Carol (Arr. Willcocks); Away In A Manger (Kirkpatrick, Arr. Short); Adeste Fideles; O Come All Ye Faithful (Arr. Wilcocks). The Dream Of Herod (Short): Herod's Despair; The Visit Of The Magi; The Chorus Of The Voiceless Infants; The Chorus Of the Parents Of Judaea; Mary And Joseph Appear To Herod; Jesus Appears To Herod.

MOTHER AND CHILD CD $17
Nigel Short founder and conductor. Seek Him That Maketh The Seven Stars (Dove); The Souls Of the Righteous* (Pott); Magnificat (Swayne); Mother And Child* (Tavener); Lute-book Lullaby* (L'Estrange); O Be Joyful In The Lord* (Filsell); The Seasons Of His Mercies (Bennett); My Song Is Love Unknown* (Pott). *First recordings.