Margaret Rizza: Officium Divinum

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Performed by Convivium Singers, organist David Price and conducted by Eamonn Dougan.

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About this release

The is an album of contemplative sacred choral music (with instruments) by the British composer, Margaret Rizza, includes music for the four periods of daily prayer: Morning, Midday, Evening and Night Prayer from the ‘Common Worship, Daily Prayer’. The scores are published by the Royal School of Church Music.

Composer’s Notes

The sixteen pieces on this CD are made up of four choral pieces with organ, two ‘a cappella’ pieces and ten choral pieces with organ and instrumental accompaniment.

Morning Prayer begins with The Night Has Passed. It expresses the dawn which awakens us, inviting us to pray in thanksgiving with one heart and mind. It becomes celebratory as we rejoice in the gift of another new day. Read more

About the artists

Eamonn Dougan

Eamonn Dougan is an inspirational communicator with a wide-ranging repertoire and is a renowned vocal coach and baritone. Eamonn is Associate Conductor of The Sixteen, founding Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices, Music Director of the Thomas Tallis Society, and Chief Conductor for Jersey Chamber Orchestra. Read more

Convivium Singers

Convivium Singers is an award-winning, critically acclaimed choral ensemble. They provide opportunities for young singers at the early stages of performing careers. In addition, talented musicians who have chosen not to pursue careers in music form part of the ensemble. Above all, the ensemble specialises in performing and recording sacred and secular music by living European and American composers. BBC Radio 3’s ‘CD Review’ recently described them as ‘an extraordinarily good choir to listen to’. Read more

  • The Night Has Passed - Margaret Rizza
  • Open Thou Mine Eyes - Margaret Rizza
  • Dedication - Margaret Rizza
  • The Song of Zechariah (Benedictus) - Margaret Rizza
  • Blessed Bread - Margaret Rizza
  • The Real Presence - Margaret Rizza
  • The Twenty-Third Psalm - Margaret Rizza
  • Gloria in Excelsis - Margaret Rizza
  • Let My Prayer Rise Before You - Margaret Rizza
  • Sweet Dreams, Form a Shade - Margaret Rizza
  • Song of Mary - Margaret Rizza
  • Kindle in Our Hearts - Margaret Rizza
  • Before the Ending of the Day - Margaret Rizza
  • Keep Me as the Apple of Your Eye - Margaret Rizza
  • Song of Simeon - Margaret Rizza
  • Night Prayers - Margaret Rizza
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Credits

Catalogue number: CR022

Choir Convivium Singers
Organist David Price
Conductor Eamonn Dougan

Photography Various
Engineering Adaq Khan, Kevin Hodgson
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Andrew King, alexander Norman, Margaret Rizza
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 29, 30 April, 1, 2 May 2013
Venue Portsmouth Cathedral
Total Duration 67 mins

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