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Hyperion Records

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Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers.
Track(s) taken from CDA66655
Recording details: June 1993
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1993
Total duration: 3 minutes 7 seconds

'An enticing VW collection whose attractions are enhanced by Christopher Palmer's typically illuminating booklet notes' (Gramophone)

'Sit back and enjoy this VW concert of uncommon power and beauty … another luscious plum in the Hyperion catalogue' (Soundscapes, Australia)

O clap your hands 'Psalm 47'
composer
1920
author of text
Psalm 47

Other recordings available for download
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Introduction
Of the broad straightforward choral style of O clap your hands (1920) Michael Kennedy remarks how apt it is to its purpose of ‘filling a great cathedral with joyous sounds’. It is however not quite as straightforward as all that in every respect: there are moments when choir and orchestra seem to be in untypical harmonic conflict (eg ‘Sing praises unto our King’). Mistake? No, VW evidently meant these clashes; and once we accept that they are meant, we can relish them the more keenly for their unexpectedness.

from notes by Christopher Palmer 1993


Other albums featuring this work
'The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67680)
The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey
'Vaughan Williams: Choral Works' (CDS44321/4)
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
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