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The Preces and Responses
for the 1972 Edington Festival of Music with the Liturgy
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'The Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle at Westminster Abbey' (CDA67770)
The Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle at Westminster Abbey
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Part 1: The Preces  O Lord, open thou our lips
Part 2: The Responses  The Lord be with you

The Preces and Responses
The Preces and Responses are by Philip Radcliffe, a distinguished musicologist who for many years was a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, and lecturer in music at the university. Originally composed for the annual Festival of Music within the Liturgy at Edington, Wiltshire, these are a gentle and effective setting of great warmth and lyricism. The Lord’s Prayer is a particularly beautiful and expressive treatment of these familiar words.

from notes by James O'Donnell © 2010

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