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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66519
Recording details: July 1991
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1992
Total duration: 5 minutes 5 seconds

'Spellbinding performances of some of the great classics of the repertoire. Buy this one; you'll enjoy every moment' (Organists' Review)

Save us, O Lord
composer
November 1902
author of text
Office of Compline

Save us, O Lord  [5'05]

Other recordings available for download
St John's College Choir Cambridge, David Hill (conductor), Paul Provost (organ)
Introduction
Sir Edward Bairstow (1874–1946) was organist of York Minster in 1913, a post he retained until his death in 1946. His appointment as Professor of Music at the University of Durham in 1929 did not necessitate a move from York to Durham, for he was only required to give one lecture each year in order to fulfil his commitment.

Save us, O Lord is probably Bairstow’s best-loved anthem. It was composed for the Festival of the Wigan and District Church Choral Asociation in November 1902, when the composer was organist of Wigan Parish Church. This relatively early composition shows his mastery of a seamless style in which the lines of music flow out of each other, best demonstrated in the opening organ introduction, the successive choral entries and in the compatibility of this style with the central fugato.

from notes by William McVicker 1991


Other albums featuring this work
'Bairstow: Choral Music' (CDA67497)
Bairstow: Choral Music

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