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When to the temple Mary went offers another example of memories and tradition making their presence felt in Chilcott’s work: the words are the translation by the Victorian priest John Troutbeck of Johannes Eccard’s Maria wallt zum Heiligtum, a metrical setting of the presentation of Christ in the temple—the English translation still far more popular in Anglican churches than the German. The comparison with Eccard ends there, however; with its unsettling harmonies and restless temperament, this setting looks to troubled times ahead.
Studio Master: CDA67650Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The melodic invention of Rutter and serenity of Fauré mingle in an original Requiem by one of Britain’s most popular and prolific choral composers, gloriously sung by the acclaimed Wells Cathedral Choir.» More
When to the temple Mary went,
And brought the holy child,
Him did the aged Simeon see,
As it had been revealed.
He took up Jesus in his arms
And blessing God he said:
In peace I now depart, my Saviour having seen,
The hope of Israel, the light of men.
Help now thy servants, gracious Lord,
That we may ever be,
As once the faithful Simeon was,
Rejoicing but in thee;
And when we must from earth departure take,
May we gently fall asleep and with thee awake.