Poulenc: Gloria; Motets - Polyphony; Susan Gritton (soprano); Trinity College Choir, Cambridge (choir, chorus); Britten Sinfonia;...
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  1. Gloria, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, FP 177
  2. Salve Regina, for chorus, FP 110
  3. Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, for chorus, FP 97
  4. Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152
  5. Exultate Deo, motet for solemn occasions, for chorus, FP 109
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This is an appealing single disc of Poulenc's sacred choral music. Performed by the English choral group Polyphony and directed by seasoned conductor Stephen Layton, Poulenc's sacred music here sounds bright, deep, and joyous -- which, of course, it was. A born-again Catholic, Poulenc celebrated his religion with unrelentingly optimistic works that affirmed life and exalted the afterlife. From the biggest work here -- the Gloria for chorus, orchestra, and soprano solo -- to the smallest -- the Exultate Deo for chorus alone ...

Poulenc: Gloria; Motets 2008, Hyperion

UPC: 034571176239