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Cool of the Day
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Cool of the DayMixing Gregorian chant with spirituals, Renaissance motets with Romantic motets—from the sound of a single voice calling out to the astonishing radiance of a full choir—this breathtaking recording celebrates the glory and transcendence of the human voice. The pillar of this collection is Richard Strauss’s rarely performed Deutsche Motette. Features the Choir of St. Ignatius  Loyola conducted by Kent Tritle and Robert Reuter, joined by students of Cristo Rey and Loyola High Schools in New York City in a rousing rendition of William I. Dawson’s Soon ah will be done. Recorded live February 2011. MSR Classics MS 1374.



Track List
1. Traditional, Arranged by Alice Parker (b.1925) and Robert Shaw (1916-1990): Wondrous Love
2. Traditional. Arranged by Alice Parker: Hark, I hear the harps eternal
3. ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896): Os Justi
4. Gregorian Chant: Memento nostri, Domine
5. OTTO NICOLAI (1810-1849): Pater Noster, Op. 33
6. PABLO CASALS (1876-1973): O Vos Omnes
7. ANTONIO LOTTI (c.1667-1740): Crucifixus
8. GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA (1524-1594): Surge, Illuminare Jerusalem
9. Gregorian Chant: Vocem iucunditatis annuntiate
10. JOHANNES SOMARY (1935-2011): I Lift Up My Eyes
11. DAVID HILL (b.1957): Dominus Illuminatio
12. DAVID C. DICKAU (b.1953): O Nata Lux
13. ERIC WHITACRE (b.1970): hope, faith, life, love
14. ERIC WHITACRE: i thank You God for most this amazing day
15. RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949): Deutsche Motette, Op. 62
16. JEAN RITCHIE (b.1922) | Arranged by Peter and Jon Pickow; Adapted by James Erb: Now is the cool of the day   
from Three Spirituals | Arranged by K. Scott Warren (b.1970)
17. Ain’a That Good News
18. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
19. WILLIAM L. DAWSON (1899-1990): Soon ah will be done

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AngelThe debut recording of the Saint Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choir under the direction of Mary Huff offers fresh interpretations of classics like Panis Angelicus, How can I keep from singing, When I survey the wondrous cross, My shepherd will supply my need, Humbly I adore thee, and much more.  Re-established in 2001, the children’s choir program at St. Ignatius Loyola has grown into a ministry including over 120 children from grades one through twelve. The repertoire of the choir stretches from plainchant through new anthems of the present day, from cornerstones of the oratorio and symphonic repertoire to romantic Latin Masses sung in their liturgical context, as well as traditional and contemporary hymnody. Recorded in 2011. MSR Classics MS 1399.


Track List
1. PAUL HALLEY (b. 1952): How can I keep from singing?
2. PAUL HALLEY: Lord of all hopefulness
3. MALCOLM ARCHER (b. 1952): When I survey the wondrous cross
4. MALCOM ARCHER: We cannot measure
5. MALCOM ARCHER: The Lord’s my shepherd
6. BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): The New Year Carol
8. AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Zion’s Walls
9. AARON COPLAND: At the river
10. AARON COPLAND: Simple Gifts
11. AARON COPLAND: Ching-a-ring Chaw
12. PETER ASTON (b. 1938): I give you a new commandment
13. STEPHEN PAULUS (b. 1949): Hear my words
14. JAMES BIERY (b. 1956): O Come, Divine Messiah
15. PETER HURFORD (b. 1930): Litany to the Holy Spirit
16. ELEANOR DALEY (b. 1955): Canticle to the Spirit
17. RUTH WATSON HENDERSON (b. 1932): Bless the Lord, O my soul
18. CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890): Panis Angelicus
19. CHARLES GOUNOD (1818-1893): Regina Coeli
20. GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924): Ave verum corpus
21. K. SCOTT WARREN (b. 1971): Humbly I adore thee
22. STEVE PILKINGTON: Wondrous Love
23. AARON DAVID MILLER (b. 1972): I want Jesus to walk with me
24. REGINALD UNTERSEHER (b. 1956): Ev’ry time I feel the Spirit
25. DANIEL ROIHL (b. 1975): Angel

Schnittke's Concerto for Choir
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Schnittke CD

Featuring Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir and Alberto Ginastera’s The Lamentations of Jeremiah. This CD was recorded live by MSR Classics at the February 13, 2008 performance at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. MSR Classics MS 1251.  Read recent reviews of this recording on the News & Reviews page.
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, conductor

Listen to O Master of all living:


Track List

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Choir

  1. O Master of all living, bestowing priceless gifts upon us
  2. I, an expert in human passions, composed this collection of song
  3. God, grant deliverance from sin to all who grasp the meaning of these mournful words
  4. Complete this work which I began in hope and with Your name

Alberto Ginastera - The Lamentations of Jeremiah

   5.   O vos omnes
   6.   Ego vir videns
   7.   Recordare

Wondrous Love
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Wondrous Love CD

Hailed by The American Record Guide as “one of the nation’s finest church choirs,” the Choir of St. Ignatius shines in this recording of stunning a cappella works spanning 1,000 years of sacred music. MSR Classics MS 1144

Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, conductor

“…all this music is extremely well served by what is evidently an expert choir that has been splendidly trained. The choir makes an excellent sound…and their tuning, balance and diction are all first rate.” –

Listen to Komm, Jesu, komm:
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Listen to Chorale (Oldham):
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Track List

  1. The Southern Harmony - Wondrous Love
  2. arr. Adolphus Hailstork - Motherless Child
  3. Neil Farrell - Drop, Drop, Slow Tears
  4. Pérotin Organum quadruplum: Sederunt
  5. From Slaughter of the Innocents - Lament of Rachel
  6. Carlo Gesualdo - O vos omnes
  7. 6th Century Crux fidelis and Pange lingua
  8. Calvin Hampton - Faithful Cross
  9. Gregorian Chant - Misereris omnium, Domine
  10. Johann Sebastian Bach - Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
  11. Neil Farrell - Hosanna Filio David
  12. John Kennedy - Someday
  13. Thomas Tallis - O Sacrum Convivium
  14. Kevin Oldham - Chorale
  15. James MacMillan - Christus Vincit
  16. K. Scott Warren - Hallelu
  17. Jacob Praetorius II - Gaudete omnes
  18. Phoebe P. Knapp, arr. Nancy Wertsch - Blessed Assurance

Les Corps Glorieux: Music for Organ, Harp and Violoncello
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Les Corps GlorieuxThis sublime collection features organ, harp and cello in original works and transcriptions. MSR Classics MS 1143
Nancianne Parrella, organ
Victoria Drake, harp
Arthur Fiacco, violoncello

“…Parrella plays expertly…Fiacco’s tone and phrasing are especially fine…Drake negotiates with style and clarity…”


Track List

1. Henri Büsser - Le sommeil de l’enfant Jésus, Op. 3
2. Marcel Grandjany - Aria in Classic Style for Harp and Organ, Op. 19
3. Camillo Schumann - Präludium in B minor, Op. 123, No. 2
4. Schumann - Recitativ und Adagio, Op. 9
5. Louie White - Suite for Organ and Harp: ii) Aria
6. Camille Saint-Saëns - Prière, Op. 158
7. Ester Mägi - Dialog: Prelude with Choral
8. Chris DeBlasio - God is Our Righteousness
9. Jules Massenet - La Vierge: Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge
George Frideric Handel Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4, No. 6

10. I. Andante allegro
11. II. Larghetto
12. III. Allegro moderato
13. Olivier Messiaen - Les Corps glorieux: No. 6 – Joie et clarté

Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and Suite pour orgue
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Durufle CDDuruflé’s extraordinarily beautiful Requiem performed in its original version for choir and organ, featuring the Choir of St. Ignatius with Metropolitan Opera soprano Kaaren Erickson and cellist Arthur Fiacco. The Suite pour orgue features Kent Tritle on the N.P. Mander Pipe Organ. Remastered in 2005. MSR Classics MS 1141
Kaaren Erickson, soprano
Arthur Fiacco, cello
Nancianne Parrella, organ
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, conductor

Listen to Introit:
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Track List

Maurice Duruflé Requiem, Op. 9
1. Introit
2. Kyrie
3. Domine Jesu Christe
4. Sanctus
5. Pie Jesu
6. Agnus Dei
7. Lux aeterna
8. Libera me
9. In Paradisum

Duruflé Suite pour orgue, Op. 5
10. Prélude
11. Sicilienne
12. Toccata

Sergei Rachmaninov’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)
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Rachmaninov VespersRachmaninov’s moving All-Night Vigil is a monumental choral setting of the Russian Orthodox vigil service, blending traditional Russian chant with glorious harmonies. AMDG Recordings
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, conductor

Listen to Priidite:
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Track List

  1. Priidite, poklonimsia Tsarevi nashemu Bogu
  2. Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda
  3. Blazhen muzh
  4. Svete tihiy sviatïya slavï
  5. Nïne otpushchayeshï raba Tvoyego
  6. Bogoroditse Devo
  7. Slava v vïshnih Bogu
  8. Hvalite imia Ghospodne
  9. Blagosloven yesi, Ghospodi
  10. Voskreseniye Hristovo videvshe
  11. Velichit dusha moya Ghospoda
  12. Slava v vïshnih Bogu
  13. Dnes’ spaseniye miru bïst
  14. Voskres iz groba
  15. Vzbrannoy voyevode pobeditel’naya

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Jubilations CDJoy abounds in this collection of music for organ, brass and percussion. AMDG Recordings
Nancianne Parrella, organ
St. Ignatius Brass
Kent Tritle, conductor

Listen to Marche Triomphale:
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Track List

  1. Louis Vierne - Marche Triomphale
  2. Petr Eben - Three Jubilations
  3. Sir Arthur Bliss - Salute!
  4. Richard Strauss - Feierlicher Einzug
  5. Louie White - Introduction and Chorale
  6. Louis Vierne - Berceuse, Op. 31, No. 19
  7. Charles-Marie Widor - Salvum Fac Populum Tuum, Op. 84
  8. Felix Alexandre Guilmant - Introduction and Allegro assai, from Première Symphonié

The Romantic Organ
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Romantic Organ CDOne of Audiophile Audition’s Best Recordings of the Year for 1996. Epiphany Recordings EP-4b
Kent Tritle, conductor

Listen to Liszt's Prelude and Fugue on the name BACH:
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Track List

  1. Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata in A, Op. 65, No. 3
  2. Anton Bruckner - Prelude and Fugue in C minor
  3. Johannes Brahms - Four Chorale Preludes, Op. 122
  4. Franz Liszt - Prelude and Fugue on the name B.A.C.H.
  5. César Franck - Pièce héroïque, from Trois pièces
  6. César Franck - Cantabile, from Trois pièces
  7. Charles-Marie Widor - Andante Sostenuto, from Symphonie Gothique in C minor, Op. 70
  8. Charles-Marie Widor - Allegro, from Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 42, No. 2
  9. Léon Boëllmann - Toccata, from Suite Gothique, Op. 25

Kent Tritle at St. Ignatius Loyola
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Kent Tritle, organThe first recording of Kent Tritle and the N.P. Mander Pipe Organ from 1994 demonstrating the power and subtlety of this magnificent instrument. Gothic Records G 49068
Kent Tritle, conductor

Listen to Prelude and Fugue on Alain:
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Track List

  1. Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata in F minor, Op. 65, No. 1
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
  3. Nicolas de Grigny - Récit de Tierce en taille
  4. César Franck - Chorale No. 3 in A minor
  5. Vincent Persichetti - Shimah B’Koli
  6. Maurice Duruflé - Prelude and Fugue on Alain, Op. 7

Silent Night: Music for Advent and Christmas
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Silent Night CDA holiday favorite! Featuring the acclaimed Choir of St. Ignatius singing chant, motets and carols of the season, plus organ music on the N.P. Mander Organ sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, conductor and organist

Listen to O Magnum Mysterium:
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Track List

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
  2. Chant - Creator of the Stars of Night
  3. harm. Michael Praetorius - Lo, how a Rose e’er Blooming
  4. Johannes Brahms - Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Op. 122
  5. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Truth from Above
  6. Basque carol, arr. David Willcocks - Gabriel’s Message
  7. Away in a Manger
  8. Johann Sebastian Bach - In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 608
  9. Tomás Luis de Victoria - O Magnum Mysterium
  10. Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ne Timeas Maria
  11. Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ave Maria
  12. Friedrich Wilhelm Zachau - In Dulci Jubilo
  13. Silent Night
  14. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  15. W. Ballet, arr. Geoffrey Shaw Lute-Book Lullaby
  16. arr. Martin Shaw - Coventry Carol
  17. Louis Claude D’Aquin - Noël VIII: Etranger, sur les jeux d’anches
  18. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck - Hodie Christus Natus Est
  19. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  20. Johann Sebastian Bach - Fugue in C Major, BWV 564

O Vos Omnes: Music for Lent and Holy Week
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O Vos Omnes CDThe meditative mood of the holiest of seasons movingly performed by the Choir of St. Ignatius. AMDG Recordings
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola
Kent Tritle, conductor and organist

Listen to Miserere mei, Deus:
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Track List

  1. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Sicut cervus
  2. Gregorian chant - Pange lingua
  3. William Byrd - Ave verum corpus
  4. Tomás Luis de Victoria - O vos omnes
  5. Anonymous - O homo considera
  6. Gregorio Allegri - Miserere mei, Deus
  7. Thomas Tallis - The Lamentations of Jeremiah
  8. Thomas Tallis - O Sacrum convivium

Available on DVD! Creating the Stradivarius of Organs and The Organistas by Bert Shapiro
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Organistas DVD


Creating the Stradivarius of Organs is a behind-the-scenes look at the remarkable journey of the design and installation of St. Ignatius Loyola's magnificent N.P. Mander Pipe Organ. The Organistas, winner of The Directors Choice Award at the 2005 Black Maria Film Festival, features discussions and performances with organ designers, builders and master musicians revealing their passion for the "King of Instruments." $35, plus $3 shipping/handling