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O clap your hands 'Psalm 47'
Of the broad straightforward choral style of O clap your hands (1920) Michael Kennedy remarks how apt it is to its purpose of ‘filling a great cathedral with joyous sounds’. It is however not quite as straightforward as all that in every respect: there are moments when choir and orchestra seem to be in untypical harmonic conflict (eg ‘Sing praises unto our King’). Mistake? No, VW evidently meant these clashes; and once we accept that they are meant, we can relish them the more keenly for their unexpectedness.

from notes by Christopher Palmer 1993

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Details for CDA67680 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-68007
Duration
3'08
Recording date
26 June 2007
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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  1. The Feast of Ascension at Westminster Abbey (CDA67680)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: April 2008
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