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Track(s) taken from CDA66655

O clap your hands 'Psalm 47'

composer
1920
author of text
Psalm 47

Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
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

Cover artwork: Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers.
 
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O clap your hands 'Psalm 47'  [3'07]

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Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)

Reviews

'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)
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

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The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey
CDA67680
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
CDS44321/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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