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Track(s) taken from CDH55421

Magnificat

First line:
My soul doth magnify the Lord
composer
1979; upper voices
author of text
Luke 1: 46-55

Wells Cathedral Choir, Matthew Owens (conductor), David Bednall (organ)
Recording details: February 2006
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: November 2006
Total duration: 4 minutes 37 seconds

Cover artwork: Three Ladies Singing (detail) by Louis Welden Hawkins (1849-1910)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Chichester Cathedral Choir, Alan Thurlow (conductor), Jeremy Suter (organ)
Burgon’s Magnificat, written in 1979 as a natural companion for his Nunc dimittis, was created for the Royal Choral Society and its chief conductor Meredith Davies. The organ’s flamboyant melodic riff, which supplies the anthem’s unifying feature, bears more than a passing resemblance to the late medieval estampie, a wild, dance-like instrumental form; likewise, the initial parallel fifths and brief canonic exchanges between the divided trebles bear ancient ancestral roots.

from notes by Andrew Stewart 2006

Other albums featuring this work

Burgon: Cathedral Music
CDA66123Archive Service
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