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Rejoice, the Lord is king!

Great Hymns from Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
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Best of 2014
Recording details: January 2013
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: January 2014
Total duration: 68 minutes 37 seconds

Cover artwork: Westminster Bridge (detail) by Samuel Scott (c1702-1772)
Private Collection / Agnew's, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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In this new album, Westminster Abbey rings with the voices of the choir and organ lifted in the great hymns which, familiar to all, are a vital part of our national character and history. The recording brings the experience of Abbey occasions—from royal weddings to state funerals to regular services—into the home.

The singing of hymns has its roots in the earliest days of the Christian church and remains a central part of the liturgy. In the Anglican church, and nowhere more so than in Westminster Abbey, this is a tradition that thrives, and where tunes from the sixteenth century sit happily alongside fervent Methodist outpourings, profound Victorian sentiment, the ‘rediscoveries’ of Vaughan Williams, and arrangements by the Abbey’s musicians of today.

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The singing of hymns has its roots in the earliest days of the Christian church and remains a central part of the liturgy. In the Anglican church, and nowhere more so than in Westminster Abbey, this is a tradition that thrives, and where tunes from the sixteenth century sit happily alongside fervent Methodist outpourings, profound Victorian sentiment, the 'rediscoveries' of Vaughan Williams, and arrangements by the Abbey's musicians of today. It is a tradition bound up with the rituals of prayer and praise across the centuries, and one in which the spiritual fabric of this great edifice is everlastingly suffused.

Hyperion Records Ltd 2014

The Choir of Westminster Abbey

Choristers
Gabriel Brown, George Cooper, Frederick Frostwick, Samuel Grindlay, Seung-Youn Han, Alexander Hill, John Hindley, Alexander Kyle, Siu Oh Lam, Omar Lingemann, Andrew Liu, Daniel Loane, Benjamin MacLean, Hugo Millard, Jordan Mwangola, Thomas Nettle, Antony Perillo, Bede Porter, Harry Shaw, Dominic Stokes, Cottrell van Wingerden

Lay Vicars
alto: Simon Gay, Michael Lees, David Martin, Benjamin Turner
tenor: William Balkwill, Jim Clements, Mark Dobell, Leigh Nixon, Julian Stocker, Simon Wall
bass: James Birchall, Francis Brett, Jonathan Brown, Julian Empett, Lawrence Wallington, Stuart Young

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