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Track(s) taken from CDH55463

Laudes Regiae

First line:
Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat
composer
medieval English source in Worcester Cathedral
arranger
author of text
medieval English source in Worcester Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Recording details: June 1997
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 5 minutes 41 seconds

Cover artwork: The Nativity (detail) by Stefan Lochner (c1410-1451)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen , Alte Pinakotek, Munich / Artothek
 
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'This truly rich advent feast is performed wonderfully well on all counts and can be highly recommended' (Organists' Review)
Laudes Regiae was sung in the Norman Abbey of Fécamp when royalty entered for worship. A manuscript was brought by Osmund to Old Sarum which was discovered on the flyleaf of an eleventh-century manuscript in Salisbury Cathedral Library. The version sung here is based on a modern edition and some of the text has been adapted for use in Advent. The music, edited by Christopher Dearnley, was written before the Norman Conquest and provides a dramatic and declamatory opening to this recording.

from notes by William McVicker © 1997

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