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Into thy hands
composer
1996; commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the canonization of St Edmund of Abingdon
author of text

Recordings
'Dove: Choral Music' (CDA67768)
Dove: Choral Music
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Into thy hands
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Into thy hands was commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the canonization of St Edmund of Abingdon (1175–1240), who was Canon Treasurer of Salisbury before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury. Dove was asked for an anthem which set words of St Edmund (he actually set two prayers) which would be sung in Pontigny Abbey in France where St Edmund is buried. Of the work Dove has written: ‘Knowing that it was a very resonant building, I imagined that the echo would be part of the piece, and set the first prayer spaciously, allowing for the sound of each phrase to reverberate. The second prayer talks of pilgrimage and eternity, and the music reflects this in a calm processional which does not reach an ending, but simply, in trust, surrenders itself.’

from notes by Paul Spicer © 2010

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67768 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-76814
Duration
7'02
Recording date
25 June 2009
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Dove: Choral Music (CDA67768)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: September 2010
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