Cappella Caeciliana

 
 

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Ut Omnes Unum Sint

by James MacMillan

Released 2016
Phoenix Organs NI
Released 2016
Phoenix Organs NI
Sir James MacMillan conducts Cappella Caeciliana and The Priests in his composition "Ut Omnes Unum Sint", commissioned by Cappella Caeciliana to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
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Please note that the above recording is in MP3-320 format. A version in higher quality FLAC (CD-quality) format is available here.

Cappella Caeciliana commissioned Ut Omnes Unum Sint to mark the choir’s 20th anniversary. The seven minute composition is written for eight-part choir, with solo sections written for the choir's founder members Fathers David Delargy, Eugene O'Hagan and Martin O'Hagan ("The Priests"). It is dedicated to the choir’s musical director, Donal McCrisken. The work was first performed in Edinburgh in November 2015, and the Irish premiere of the composition took place in Belfast in March 2016, both conducted by the composer. The score is available from Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers.

The text (John 17:23) is Christ’s exhortation that his followers all be one, and is of special relevance to this cross-community choir based in Belfast:

"Non pro his autem rogo tantum, sed et pro eis qui credituri sunt per verbum eorum in me; ut omnes unum sint, sicut tu Pater in me, et ego in te; ut et ipsi in nobis unum sint; ut mundus credat quia tu me misisti."

"And not only for them do I pray, but also for them who through their word will believe in me; that they may all be one, as you, Father, in me and I in you; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you have sent me."

Translation: Edward Tambling

This recording was made in the Good Shepherd Church, Belfast, on 12 March 2016. Recording engineering and production - Stephen Hamill.

Reflecting Light

Released 2014
Phoenix Organs NI
Released 2014
Phoenix Organs NI
Our fourth and latest CD reflects the inner light which has inspired composers to represent their own unique sense of the spiritual in music. It was recorded in Down Cathedral. The organist is Stephen Hamill.
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This CD contains Cappella Caeciliana's selection of tracks popular with its audiences and shows the development of musical style from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Released to mark the start of the choir's 20th season, the lineup has a range of choir members old and new, including founder members Fathers Eugene O'Hagan, Martin O'Hagan and David Delargy, also known as "The Priests".

The title refers to the inner light which has inspired composers to …
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O Quam Gloriosum

Released 2008
Released 2008
Our third CD, which is fully a cappella, celebrates the great choral music of Renaissance Italy, and marks our visit to Rome at Easter 2008.
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Donal McCrisken conducts Cappella Caeciliana in this celebration of the music of Renaissance Italy. The soloist on 'Magnificat' is Fr Eugene O'Hagan of 'The Priests' fame. The CD was recorded in the Chapel of St MacNissi's College, situated in the beautiful Glens of Antrim overlooking the Irish Sea.

Sing for the Morning's Joy

Released 2005
Priory Records
Released 2005
Priory Records
Our second CD traces the Church's liturgical year from Advent to All Saints, topped and tailed by hymns in honour of St Cecilia. This CD was recorded in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.
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This is the second recording by Cappella Caeciliana.

The choir is conducted by Donal McCrisken, its musical director since 1999. The organist is Philip Stopford, musical director at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast where the recording was made.

Sing for the Morning's Joy is a wide-ranging collection of pieces framed by two very special tributes to St Cecilia, the patron saint of music whose name Cappella Caeciliana is proud to bear and whose feast falls on …
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Cantate Domino

Released 2001
Priory Records
Released 2001
Priory Records
Our debut CD features a wide selection of music of celebration. This recording was made in St Martin's Church of Ireland church in East Belfast.
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On the feast of St Cecilia 2001 (22nd November), Cappella Caeciliana released its first CD - Cantate Domino - Music of Celebration from Cappella Caeciliana. The CD is on the prestigious Priory Records label. The CD was launched at a concert at St Patrick's Church, Donegall Street, Belfast, in front of a capacity audience of over 500.

The CD features a wide range of music from plainchant to 20th century, both a cappella and accompanied.

The choir …
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