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Track(s) taken from CDA67557
Recording details: June 2005
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Summerly
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: November 2005
Total duration: 7 minutes 15 seconds

I saw the Lord
composer
author of text
Isaiah 6: 1-4
translator of text

Other recordings available for download
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Introduction
It is often said that I saw the Lord was written with the acoustics of St Paul's in mind. It is scored for double choir with an independent organ part. The music's drama is achieved by the simple, largely homophonic texture, and the interplay of the two chorus parts with that of the organ. Stainer breaks into an imitative texture at the words 'and the house was filled with smoke' and again in the final verse section, which is reminiscent of a Victorian part-song.

from notes by William McVicker 1990


Other albums featuring this work
'The English Anthem, Vol. 1' (CDA66374)
The English Anthem, Vol. 1

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