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Evensong For Ash Wednesday

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Gramophone Magazine
The second half ... is devoted to Allegri's Miserere (Psalm 51, which in the Anglican rite is said in the Commination Service, between Matins and Holy Communion) ... It is the piece which was jealously guarded by the Papal choir until Mozart created a sensation by writing it out from memory at the age of 14. The sensational thing about it nowadays is a recurring phrase descending from C to G above the treble stave, which the boys (or a solo boy?) bring off with the utmost aplomb. Fabulous is the only word for it.


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