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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 CDS44321/4 disc 2 track 11
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ISRC
GB-AJY-93-65511
Duration
3'07
Recording date
12 June 1993
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem & other works (CDA66655)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: November 1993
  2. Vaughan Williams: Choral Works (CDS44321/4)
    Disc 2 Track 11
    Release date: June 2008
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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