Janáček Glagolitic Mass; Adagio for Orchestra; Zdrávas Maria; Otče náš
Sara Jakubiak (soprano); Susan Bickley (mezzo); Stuart Skelton (tenor); Gábor Bretz (bass); Thomas Trotter (organ); Choir of Collegiûm Mûsicûm; Edvard Grieg Kor; Bergen Cathedral Choir; Bergen Philharmonic Choir; Bergen Philharmonic/Edward Gardner
Chandos CHSA 5165 (hybrid CD/SACD)
Reviewed May 2016
With its savage organ eruptions, raw trumpet calls and crashing chorus entries, the Glagolitic Mass is stunningly original, and Edward Gardner does it proud. Harnessing several fine Norwegian choirs and Gardner’s own Bergen Phil, it’s spaciously recorded and excitingly paced. Brilliant soloists include soprano Sara Jakubiak and tenor Stuart Skelton.
Audio clip: 'Gospodi, Pomiluj' (Kyrie Eleison) from Glagolitic Mass