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Track(s) taken from CDA67483

Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, Op 123

composer
December 1910; an anthem for Eastertide; published by Stainer & Bell in 1911
author of text
translator of text

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Recording details: March 2004
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: January 2005
Total duration: 5 minutes 8 seconds
 
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Other recordings available for download

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt (conductor), Paul Trepte (organ)
Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor), Stephen Farr (organ)

Reviews

'The performances are excellent, as are William McVicker's booklet-notes, and the great echo's presence is felt as friend, not foe' (Gramophone)

'If this is Scott's swan song with the St Paul's Choir, it is a brilliant one. The choral tone and discipline are outstanding … The Hyperion engineers demonstrate that they know how to record a choir in a highly reverberant setting. The tone is always clear but sumptuous, giving the listener a feel for the immense space involved yet never obscuring the musical textures. The audible reverberation at the pauses in Parry's Lord, let me know mine end is nothing short of breathtaking' (American Record Guide)

'Each piece in this collection—those considered first-rate, those considered perhaps less than first-rate, and those perhaps scarcely considered at all—is given added quality through the pedigree of the performers and the performances; thus many find a stature which would surprise the cynic. If this CD enables some standard works to receive reference performances, and some lesser works to receive a fresh popularity, then it will have done more than most such collections. Warmly recommended' (Organists' Review)
Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, an anthem for Eastertide, was completed in December 1910 and published by Stainer & Bell the following year. The text is taken from the hymn by St Fulbert of Chartres translated by Robert Campbell and made famous through H J Gauntlett’s hymn tune ‘St Fulbert’ in Hymns Ancient and Modern. Stanford’s anthem is based entirely on original material which alternates between two contrasting thematic ideas, one in the major mode in a lilting triple metre (‘Ye choirs of New Jerusalem’), the other in the minor and in quadruple metre (‘Devouring depths of hell their prey’).

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 1998

Other albums featuring this work

Stanford: Cathedral Music
CDA66030Archive Service
Stanford: Sacred Choral Music
CDS44311/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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