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Soli Deo Gloria is pleased to offer the following recordings of sacred music for your enjoyment. Sales proceeds benefit our ongoing nonprofit work to facilitate the creation of classical sacred music around the world. We hope you enjoy the sample excerpts. Please contact SDG if you have any questions about placing an order.


Oslo Gospel Choir Celebrate! CD

Oslo Gospel Choir Celebrate!

A ten-year celebration CD from the Oslo Gospel Choir (who performed the 1998 world premiere of SDG's D'vorah by Paul Schoenfield). This CD includes such gospel favorites as "I Wanna Be Ready" and "Amazing Grace."

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Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
I Wanna Be Ready
To Fisker Og Fem Brød
We Give Thanks
Don't Be Discouraged
Oslo Gospel Choir Medley
Born Again
Shine Your Light
Your Love
High And Mighty
Get Together
Come Let Us Sing
Bridge Over Troubled Water
In This House

Seven Last Words from the Cross CD

Seven Last Words from the Cross

Cantata for chorus and strings by James MacMillan, commissioned by BBC Television.

This is the first recording of James MacMillan's Seven Last Words from the Cross, with the composer conducting the London Chamber Orchestra. Sung by Polyphony, under the direction of Stephen Layton. The CD also includes MacMillan's "Cantos Sagrados" (Sacred Songs) for choir and organ.

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London Chamber Orchestra
Polyphony, directed by Stephen Layton
James MacMillan, conductor

Seven Last Words From The Cross
1. Father, Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do
2. Woman, Behold Thy Son! Son, Behold Thy Mother!
3. Verily, I Say Unto Thee, Thou Shalt Be With Me In Paradise
4. Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?
5. I Thirst
6. It Is Finished
7. Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit

Cantos Sagrados (Sacred Songs)
Virgin Of Guadalupe
Sun Stone

The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind CD

Dreams and Prayers

Award-winning composer Osvaldo Golijov’s dazzling composition, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, incorporates a variety of musical styles and tempos, from Jewish folk to tango. The Kronos Quartet is joined by clarinetist David Krakauer, whose subtle harmonies and frenzied passages add a new dimension of the rich Kronos sound. The Boston Globe praised it as spiritual, earthly—and earthy: “It is music of prayer, celebration, mysticism, and practicality.”

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Prelude: Calmo, Sospeso

I. Agitato-Con Fuoco-Maestoso-Senza Misura, Oscilant

II. Teneramente-Ruvido-Presto

III. Calmo, Sospeso-Allegro Pesante

Postlude: Lento, Liberamente

Symphony No. 3 CD

Symphony No. 3

Henryk Górecki's Symphony No. 3 is a powerful, prayer-like setting of instrumental and vocal music with a meditative feel. When this recording was first released in 1992, it catapulted the relatively unknown Polish composer into the international spotlight. Also known as the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," the CD went on to sell over a million copies.

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Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
London Sinfonietta
David Zinman, conductor

The symphony makes use of medieval musical modes and is structured in three movements: The first, a 15th-century Polish lament of Mary, mother of Jesus; the second, a message written on the wall of a cell during World War II; and the third, a folk song of a mother searching for her son killed by the Germans in the Silesian (Poland) uprisings.

Since it was the day of preparation CD

Since it was the day of preparation CD

"A spellbinding experience." (Choir & Organ, five stars).

Co-commissioned by SDG, James MacMillan's extraordinary setting of the Resurrection narrative, Since it was the day of preparation, has already garnered accolades from Choir & Organ Magazine, BBC Music Magazine, BBE Radio 3 Record Review, Presto Classical, MusicWeb International, and Gramophone.

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Hebrides Ensemble (cello, clarinet, horn, harp, and theorbo)
Synergy Vocals
Brindley Sherratt, bass
Delphian Records

Based on a biblical text seldom explored in music, Sir James MacMillan's work begins the resurrection story with the sentence in The Gospel of John that follows Jesus's dramatic words, "It is finished." Writing for intentionally spare musical forces—a small chamber ensemble, a pristine quartet, and one soloist—MacMillan has created a dramatic yet intimate work to reflect the mystery of the greatest story ever told. This musical depiction captures despair and sacrifice, and ultimately celebration. Blending the feel of ancient plainchant with the contemporary, Since it was the day of preparation is a startlingly beautiful work.


James MacMillan
James MacMillan

From its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival to its U.S. premiere at St. Bartholomew’s in New York, Since it was the day of preparation has been lauded as impressive and one of MacMillan's best. Named by Gramophone Magazine as an "Editor's Choice," this CD is certain to become a classic for all who value sacred music.






"Wonderfully committed recording ... already feels like a modern masterpiece."—BBC Music Magazine (five stars)

"A highly impressive work ... imaginative and inventive."—MusicWeb International

"By turns intimate and dramatic ... an incredible piece ... destined to become one of MacMillan's most performed works."—Presto Classical

"Extraordinary ... spare, intimate, startlingly beautiful."—BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Hebrides Ensemble
 Hebrides Ensemble

Since it was the day of preparation is recorded by the Hebrides Ensemble, one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK, and Synergy Vocals, who have been described as “breathtakingly energetic and fiercely controlled” (The Telegraph, UK). They are joined by bass Brindley Sherratt, who sings the role of Christ. Sherratt is well-known for his operatic performances from the Metropolitan Opera, to Covent Garden, and recently in his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

When these select musicians performed the world premiere of the work at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, the response was extraordinary: “Wonderfully rich" (The Times, UK); "Broad, blazing and stunning" (The Herald, UK).