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The Preces and Responses
composer
1961; for the Reverend Dr A W Adams; 'as sung at Magdalen College, Oxford'
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Recordings
'The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67680)
The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey
Details
Part 1: The Preces  O Lord, open thou our lips
Part 2: The Responses  The Lord be with you
Part 3: The Dismissal  The Lord be with you

The Preces and Responses
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The Preces and Responses are by Bernard Rose, who for many years was Informator choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford. In addition to his influential work as a choir trainer, he was a scholar and editor of Tudor church music. His tuneful and attractive responses are a mainstay of the Anglican choral repertory. The treble line of the choral response ‘And make thy chosen people joyful’ quotes the chimes of the Magdalen College clock.

from notes by James O'Donnell © 2008

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