Byrd: Preces and Responses

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Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Catalogue No:

ELQ4802075

Discs:

1

Release date:

13th June 2011

Barcode:

0028948020751

Medium:

CD
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Evensong for Ash Wednesday


Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

ed. Willcocks

Byrd:

Preces and Responses

The Lesser Litany

Versicles and Responses

Camidge:

Psalm 143 - Hear my prayer, O Lord

Psalm 130 - Out of the deep have I called unto Thee

Causton, T:

Evening Service for four voices: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Farrant, R:

Hide not thou thy face

Purcell:

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15


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Roy Goodman’s recording of the Allegri Miserere (in David Willcocks’s edition, sung in English) was its first, made in March 1963. Although reissued countless times, the complete Argo recording from which it emanates – Evensong for Ash Wednesday – has never before been released complete. Consisting of hymns, psalms and readings, this is a regular event in the King’s College calendar. Roy Goodman – now a famous conductor, then a gifted treble – sang with the choir at the time and in the booklet note provides delightful reminiscences of his time with the choir and working with Sir David Willcocks. He recounts how the boy treble chosen to sing the solo part in the Allegri was appointed on the spot, as it were, and how he charged into the chapel after a game of rugby and was selected to record the treble solo. Goodman has also provided photographs of himself from that time for the cover and booklet of this release.

Hide Not Thou Face From Us, O Lord

Sentences

Preces And Responses

Psalm 143: Hear My Prayer, O Lord

Psalm 130: Out Of The Deep Have I Called Unto Thee

First Lesson: Isaiah 57, 13-21

Lent Prose: Hear Us, O Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us

Magnificat

Second Lesson: St. Luke 15, 10-32

Nunc Dimittis

The Apostles Creed

The Lesser Litany

The Lord's Prayer

Versicles And Responses

Collects

Hear My Prayer, O Lord

Prayers

Miserere

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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