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Track(s) taken from CDH55195

Evening Hymn

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St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Recording details: February 1991
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: July 1992
Total duration: 8 minutes 54 seconds

Cover artwork: Ruins of Holyrood Chapel by Louis J M Daguerre (1787-1851)
The Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
 
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Evening Hymn  [8'54]

An Evening Hymn, for soprano solo and unaccompanied choir, was commissioned by the Chichester Festival with funds provided by the Southern Arts Association. The first performance was given by Chichester Cathedral choir conducted by John Birch on 17 July 1979. The opening harmonies give way to a faster, more rhythmic section in compound time at the words ‘Thou whose nature cannot sleep’. After a mighty climax the opening harmonies return once more to close the work.

from notes by William McVicker 1992

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