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Track(s) taken from CDA66421/2

Urbi et orbi – Bénédiction papale, S184

composer
1864

Leslie Howard (piano)
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

Cover artwork: The Plains of Heaven (detail) (1851/3) by John Martin (1789-1854)
 
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Reviews

'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Urbi et orbi remained unpublished until 1978.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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