PRE-ORDER - Available November 2019
J.J. WRIGHT TRIO; ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL
CHOIR; FIFTH HOUSE ENSEMBLE
Produced by the Grammy-award winning and Billboard Chart topping composer, musician and choir director
at the University of Notre Dame, J.J. Wright, this album is a unique, beautiful recording that brings audiences
a new vision of sacred music by fusing the rich heritage of Catholic sacred music with the tradition of jazz.
It is a concertized vespers service that tells the miraculous story of Mary.
The music takes the listener on a spiritual journey through ancient prayers and psalms
that strengthen our relationship with Mary, the Blessed Mother of God.
Combining a renowned choir, soloists, a string quartet, and a jazz piano trio, this composition is anchored
by Gregorian chant and two Baroque motets by Giacomo Carissimi and Marc-Antoine Charpentier, while
weaving together scripted and uplifting music for a jazz trio. Hymns include the Salve Regina, Hail Mary, Our
Father, Magnificat, and more.
This new recording follows the critical success of Wright's Advent and Christmas cantata, O Emmanuel,
which quickly became a classical bestseller and spent weeks on top on the Billboard Classical Charts.
"Wright cites Claudio Monteverdi’s thrilling Vespers of 1610 as his primary inspiration in this work.
Monteverdi was peerless in both his church pieces and his popular numbers. He let these notions cross-pollinate
— Jack Walton, South Bend Tribune
Vespers for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, J.J. Wright (1985)
2. Salve Regina - Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
3. Antiphon I/Psalm 113
4. Covered Me
7. Our Father
8. Hail Mary
9. Magnificat - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
11. Final Blessing