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Evensong / Higginbottom, Choir Of New College Oxford

Album Summary

>Harris, William H. : Faire Is the Heaven, for chorus
>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
>Coward, J. : Psalm 84, for chorus & organ
>Martin, George Clement : Psalm 85, for chorus & organ
>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Magnificat in G
>Farmer, John : The Lord's Prayer
>Finzi, Gerald [Composer] : Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice, for chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 26
>Wood, Charles : Hail, gladdening light
>Hymnal, New English : Glory to thee my God this night (tune Tallis's Canon), no 244
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Postlude for organ in D minor
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Notes & Reviews:

Evensong, sung day after day in the collegiate chapels and cathedrals of Great Britain, is an irreplaceable jewel in our cultural landscape. For centuries it has been enriched with an unparalleled repertory of settings and anthems. In this recording, New College celebrates its medieval founder, William of Wykeham ,whose statutes for New College established a benchmark for the establishment of choral foundations throughout the country. This new release features Edward Higginbottom conducting the Choir of New College Oxford.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chapel of New College, Oxford (07/14/2003).



Reviews

Almost like being there
Anyone who’s had the pleasure of attending Evensong at one of the great British cathedrals or colleges will know exactly what to expect from this disc. For the less fortunate, it’s a service of prayers, readings and music, part of the Church’s traditional observance of the hours of the day, in this case offered at Oxford’s New College for several hundred years. The service on this recording is given with all the readings and responses you would hear if you were present. Although there are a lot of notes about the school, the choir, and the service, there are no texts. (If you were actually in the chapel, you would of course be given an Order of Service so you could follow along.) All the music is British, and much of it is by composers associated in some way with the college. The canticles by Stanford were new to me, while Tallis’ Canon is one of my very favorite hymn tunes. The sound is clear but slightly distant, as if you had decided not to sit too close to the front.


Submitted on 09/19/11 by Jim D. 
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Works Details

>Harris, William H. : Faire Is the Heaven, for chorus
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
  • Ensemble: Choir of New College Oxford
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Coward, J. : Psalm 84, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.

>Martin, George Clement : Psalm 85, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Magnificat in G
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Magnificat in G
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Farmer, John : The Lord's Prayer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Finzi, Gerald [Composer] : Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice, for chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 26
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1946

>Wood, Charles : Hail, gladdening light
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Word, Spoken : Scripture Reading, Bible
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hymnal, New English : Glory to thee my God this night (tune Tallis's Canon), no 244
  • Performer: Nicholas Wearne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Postlude for organ in D minor
  • Performer: Robert Patterson (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907