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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66374
Recording details: June 1989
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1990
Total duration: 3 minutes 46 seconds

Let all mortal flesh keep silence
composer
1925
author of text
from the Liturgy of St James

Other recordings available for download
St John's College Choir Cambridge, David Hill (conductor)
Introduction
Let all mortal flesh keep silence was published in 1925. It achieves its mysterious effect at the outset by using tenor and bass parts in octaves, followed by upper voices only at the words 'and lift itself above all earthly thought.' This high-pitched texture returns as the words 'the Cherubim with many eyes' chime out with a short, arpeggiated ostinato-figure in the bass part. The final dramatic alleluias lead to a restatement of the opening material with a dark choral accompaniment.

from notes by William McVicker 1990


Other albums featuring this work
'Bairstow: Choral Music' (CDA67497)
Bairstow: Choral Music

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