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Hyperion Records

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (1986) by Charlotte Johnson Wahl (b1942)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67808
Recording details: July 2009
Gloucester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: June 2010
Total duration: 6 minutes 0 seconds

'The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, sing superbly under the expert direction of Stephen Layton; wonderful quiet, melting legato phrases and passionate forte sections. The composer himself, playing the Gloucester Cathedral organ, provides impeccable accompaniments and stunning improvisations. I can confidently say that this recording is one of the finest CDs of sacred choral and organ music you’ll ever hear. I’m not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes; listeners who are churchgoers and nonbelievers alike will find this disc a profoundly moving experience' (Gramophone)

O Lord, support us
composer
December 2005; SATB and organ; commissioned by Jeremy Bruns in honour of hife wife, Kathy; dedicated to Jeremy and Kathy Bruns and the choir of St Thomas Church, 5th Avenue, New York
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

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St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, sustains a fine choir of boys and men, and it was for these forces and their conductor John Scott that Briggs wrote O Lord, support us in 2005. Commissioned by the then Assistant Organist Jeremy Bruns for his wife Kathy, this setting of an exquisite evening collect from the Book of Common Prayer is a tender wash of unashamed loveliness.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2010

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