Patrick Hawes (Born 1958): The Lord’s Prayer

Patrick Hawes was born in Lincolnshire he studied music as an organ scholar at St Chad’s College, Durham University, and took up a variety of teaching posts including firstly at Pangbourne College (1981-1990) and then as Composer in Residence for Charterhouse School (1990-1997) before quitting teaching to devote himself to composing. He spent some time…

Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986): Notre Père

Duruflé was a traditionalist and opposed the Second Vatican Council’s decision in 1963 to require the use of the vernacular in the Liturgy. Despite this in 1978 he composed this setting of the Lord’s Prayer for the choir at Saint-Étienne. It’s a short and very simple setting using straightforward homophony whose sense of quiet devotion…

Hermes Coelho: Pater Noster – Kantorei Choral Ensemble

Hermes Coelho is a Brazilian composer and conductor who started his musical studies at at the Conservatório Musical Heitor Villa Lobos, in São Paulo and went on to receive his Masters and Doctorate in conducting from the Campinas State University. He’s perhaps best known as a conductor both of orchestras such as the Orquestra Sinfônica…

Music of the Pater Noster: Pater Noster – Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

Luigi Cherubini was greatly admired by Beethoven who first called him ‘Europe’s foremost dramatic composer’ and subsequently hailed him as ‘the greatest living composer’ nor was Beethoven alone, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Berlioz all paid tribute to Cherubini’s music and yet Cherubini and his music had sunk into obscurity by the end of the nineteenth…

Pater Noster – Salt Lake Vocal Artists – YouTube

The Salt Lake Vocal Artists perform "Pater Noster" by Fidel G. Calalang Jr. live in concert on November 1, 2010 in la iglesia de San Francisco, Tolosa, Spain, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred. Pater Noster was performed as part of the Vocal Artists program for the Tolosa Choral Contest’s "Sacred Music" category of…