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Track(s) taken from CDA66618

Set me as a seal upon thine heart

composer
1938
author of text
Song of Solomon

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Recording details: July 1991
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1993
Total duration: 3 minutes 50 seconds
 

Other recordings available for download

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Grace Davidson (soprano), Ben Alden (tenor), The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)
Katie Matthews (soprano), Declan Corr (tenor), Jesus College Choir Cambridge, Mark Williams (conductor)

Reviews

'A rich feast indeed' (Gramophone)

'This is a lovely programme' (Organists' Review)
Walton’s musical life began as a chorister at Christ Church Oxford, and from time to time he returned to choral music, generally in response to a specific invitation or commission. Set me as a seal upon thine heart was composed in 1938 for the wedding of Ivor Guest (son of Lady Alice Wimborne, with whom Walton was close at the time) and Lady Mabel Fox-Strangways. Within its brief time-span, Walton’s setting of these aptly-chosen lines from the Song of Songs bears recognizable hallmarks of his style—intensity of mood, bitter-sweetness of harmony, and a certain melodic angularity which precludes any hint of sentimentality.

from notes by Collegium Records 2012

Other albums featuring this work

My Beloved's Voice
Studio Master: SIGCD370Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
This is the day
COLCD136Download only
Walton: Coronation Te Deum & other choral works
CDA67330
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