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Track(s) taken from CDH55229

Panis angelicus

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Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: June 1991
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1992
Total duration: 4 minutes 8 seconds
 
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Panis angelicus  [4'08]

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Reviews

'Delectable though this music is, it needs performers who can do it justice, and James O'Donnell and his choir do that and then some. Whether depicting a soul thirsting for the Lord's rest, or giving thanks for salvation, the smooth trebles soar into the rafters of Westminster. This is a CD that brings the listener one step closer to heaven' (bbc.co.uk)
The Portuguese composer João Lourenço Rebelo became a favourite of King John IV who knighted him and appointed him in charge of the music of the Chapel Royal. Panis angelicus is a seven-part motet and one of sadly very few of Rebelo’s works which survived the earthquake in Lisbon in 1755.

from notes by Linn Records 1996

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