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Track(s) taken from CDA67330

Jubilate

First line:
O be joyful in the Lord
composer
1972
author of text
Psalm 100

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor), James Vivian (organ)
Recording details: January 2002
Hereford Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 2002
Total duration: 3 minutes 25 seconds
 

Other recordings available for download

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
King's College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (conductor), Tom Pickard (treble), Benjamin Sheen (countertenor), Daniel Lewis (tenor), Henry Hawkesworth (bass), Tom Etheridge (organ)

Reviews

'An outstanding collection' (Gramophone)

'What a splendid work it is, especially when sung with the verve brought to it by Stephen Layton’s choir Polyphony' (The Sunday Telegraph)

'Performances are vibrant and energetic, and attack the scrunchy harmonies with complete accuracy' (BBC Music Magazine)

'a wonderfully refreshing interpretation' (The Observer)

'This sterling collection should win Walton’s choral music many new fans' (American Record Guide)

'Every generation delivers an outstanding talent with the vision and commitment necessary to produce refreshingly individual, totally convincing interpretations. Stephen Layton's readings of Walton's choral music on this tremendous disc are without equal, supported by the high-octane, stylish singing of Polyphony and one of the finest recorded sounds I've heard for years. Layton sets a stately speed for the Coronation Te Deum, although the crisp brass fanfares of the Wallace Collection and articulate work from the choir convey a rare energy and exuberance. Buy it!’ (Classic FM Magazine)

'From fanfare to finale this is a very fine and fitting centenary compilation indeed' (Organists' Review)

'For Waltonians, this is a compulsory purchase' (HMV Choice)

'A great collection and an absolute winner' (Cathedral Music)

'On trouve chez Layton, avec des chœurs d’une beauté et d’une précision étonnantes, un surcroît de chaleur et d’investissement, ce qui place ce disque en tête de la discographie' (Répertoire, France)
William Walton’s Jubilate is a lively setting of Psalm 100 using, despite its title, Coverdale’s English translation rather than the Latin Vulgate text. This Psalm was established in the 1559 Prayer Book as an alternative to the canticle Benedictus, to be sung following the Second Lesson at Matins. Walton’s setting dates from 1972, when it was given its first performance at his alma mater, Christchurch, Oxford, conducted by Simon Preston.

from notes by Nicholas Marston 2016

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Evensong Live 2016
Studio Master: KGS0015Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey
CDA67557
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