Bairstow, Harris & Stanford: Choral Works (CD)

Hyperion
$29.99
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SKU:
CDA68259
Artist:
Peter Holder, Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell

Three composers whose contributions to the Anglican choral tradition are rich in historical significance: no less than the Abbey itself, much of this music is inseparably bound up with the national celebrations or commemorations appropriate to war, coronation and royal marriage.

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Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine

"The notoriously noisy purlieu of the Abbey does not intrude and the organ sounds in fine fettle. The expert craftsmanship of these three composers has been truly well served by James O’Donnell and his wonderful musicians."

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Tracklisting:

SIR EDWARD CUTHBERT BAIRSTOW (1874–1946)
1. Blessed city, heavenly Salem
2. Let all mortal flesh keep silence
3. The Lamentation

SIR WILLIAM HARRIS (1883–1973)
4. Bring us, O Lord God
5. Strengthen ye the weak hands [6'49]
6. Faire is the heaven [5'07]
7. Flourish for an Occasion [5'21]

SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852–1924)
8. A Song of Wisdom Op 113 No 6a
9. O for a closer walk with God Op 113 No 6b
10. For lo, I raise up Op 145

Evening Service in A Op 12
11. Magnificat
12. Nunc dimittis
113. Gloria in excelsis (from Festal Communion Service in B flat, Op 128)