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The Plains of Heaven (detail) (1851/3) by John Martin (1789-1854)
Track(s) taken from CDA66421/2
Recording details: December 1989
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: October 1990
Total duration: 3 minutes 53 seconds

'Howard, catching the authentic tinge of hysteria, mounts swiftly upwards in an ecstasy that burns away awareness of mere notes' (Classic CD)

Urbi et orbi – Bénédiction papale, S184
composer
1864

Introduction
Urbi et orbi remained unpublished until 1978. An intonation—the Pope’s blessing—alternates with a hymn melody in a piece which becomes very florid before returning to a declamatory coda punctuated by a short litany, set on a single stave as if to be sung by priest and people.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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