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Echo Carol

First line:
Creator of the starry height
composer
1989; for boys' voices
author of text
plainsong hymn Creator of the starry height (7th Century)
translator of text

 
The Echo Carol was published in 1989 and uses a similar idea to his setting of the Evening Canticles for boys’ voices, in which a pencil is used to hold down the note G on the organ keyboard. In the Carol this note is also sustained—this time by the organist—to underpin the music’s texture.

The Echo Carol is a setting for boys’ voices of the plainsong hymn Creator of the starry height, introduced by the organ and answered in turn by two echo parts, both invisible to the listeners and set at different distances from the choir.

from notes by William McVicker © 1997

Recordings

Advent at St Paul's
CDH55463

Details

Track 7 on CDH55463 [3'15]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66994 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-99407
Duration
3'15
Recording date
26 June 1997
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Advent at St Paul's (CDA66994)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 1997
    Deletion date: December 2011
    Superseded by CDH55463
  2. Advent at St Paul's (CDH55463)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2012
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