CD | Sound from Heaven

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  • Sound from Heaven
  • A Liturgy for Pentecost
  • Anna Maria Friman, soprano
  • The Girl Choristers of Washington National Cathedral, James Litton, director
  • Quintus Quodlibet, Geoffrey Williams, director
  • Erik Wm. Suter, organist
  • Edward M. Nassor, carillonneur

This recording brings together a splendid tapestry of music from the Franco-Belgian tradition, including traditional Gregorian chant, monody from the Notre Dame Conductus which flourished in Paris circa 1200, and the medieval "Messe de Tournai." This music is paired with the excerpts from the Pentecost Mass for organ by Olivier Messiaen, the 20th century Roman Catholic mystic; also Messiaen's choral motet, "O Sacrum Convivium," and music from the Cathedral's 53-bell carillon.