I saw the Lord

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Isaiah 6: 1-4
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It is often said that I saw the Lord was written with the acoustics of St Paul's in mind. It is scored for double choir with an independent organ part. The music's drama is achieved by the simple, largely homophonic texture, and the interplay of the two chorus parts with that of the organ. Stainer breaks into an imitative texture at the words 'and the house was filled with smoke' and again in the final verse section, which is reminiscent of a Victorian part-song.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990

Recordings

The English Anthem, Vol. 1
CDA66374Archive Service
Trinity Sunday at Westminster Abbey
CDA67557

Details

Track 14 on CDA67557 [7'15]
Track 1 on CDA66374 [7'35] Archive Service

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