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O vos omnes
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O vos omnes was first performed on 13 April 1922 during Holy Week. This setting of words from the Office of Tenebrae for Maundy Thursday is in some ways a precursor of the Mass. It delves into a past world of supple lines reminiscent of Gregorian chant and modal harmonies, yet the scoring and harmonic control are entirely modern. The verses (from the book of Lamentations) are scored for divided upper voices with a solo alto declaiming parts of the text. The final obligatory statement ‘Jerusalem, convertere ad Dominum’ receives added weight and darkness with the addition of the otherwise silent tenors and basses, working first antiphonally with the upper voices and then conjoining for the final bars.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2005

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67503 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-50308
Duration
5'51
Recording date
8 July 2005
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vaughan Williams & Bingham: Mass (CDA67503)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: May 2005
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