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Ecce sacerdos magnus
composer
2011; unison voices, two trumpets & organ; written for the Consecration of Hugh Gilbert, to whom the work is dedicated, as Bishop of Aberdeen
author of text
Common of a Confessor Bishop

Recordings
'MacMillan: Tenebrae Responsories & other choral works' (CDA67970)
MacMillan: Tenebrae Responsories & other choral works
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Ecce sacerdos magnus
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Ecce sacerdos magnus was written for the Consecration of the new Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert. MacMillan notes that ‘I got to know him when he was the Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey where I would go for retreats. He is one of the holiest and most inspiring people I know’. The text (in Latin) is thus highly appropriate: ‘Behold the great priest who in his days pleased God.’ The motet is extremely simple (the vocal part is a unison melody) but is given a sense of occasion by a pair of trumpets which begin it with a chant-like fanfare in octaves.

from notes by Paul Spicer © 2013

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67970 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-97013
Duration
3'28
Recording date
11 July 2012
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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