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Track(s) taken from CDA67695

O God Be Merciful Unto Us, and Bless Us

author of text
Psalm 67

The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
Recording details: July 2008
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by David Trendell
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: April 2009
Total duration: 5 minutes 27 seconds

Cover artwork: William Mundy’s Te Deum ‘for trebles’ from the Chirk Castle Part-Books. MS Mus.Res.*MNZ(Chirk).
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations


'The new works are undoubtedly significant additions to the repertoire. On that count alone this recording is self-recommending. An even greater name among the new additions is that of Tallis … the predominant sonority is familiarly clear, transparent and assured … for the sake of the new pieces alone, lovers of this repertory will welcome this enthusiastically' (Gramophone)

'This is a beautifully conceived and exquisitely carried out program with much historical interest' (American Record Guide)

'You will never hear a more judiciously balanced, vocally better matched, nor technically more accomplished choral group than the 12-voice Brabant Ensemble. Founder/director Stephen Rice has assembled an exemplary company of voices aligned with repertoire that ideally suits the group's size and configuration. Combined with excellently recorded sound—from the Merton College Chapel venue favored by many choral ensembles—this production offers a program that's not only historically significant but that's worthy of repeated listening—intellectually involving, aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally engaging. How can you go wrong with that? Highly recommended!' (Classics Today)
Sheppard’s setting of Psalm 67, O God be merciful unto us, and bless us is based on regular points of imitation which are often repeated, ending with a lively Gloria, cleverly culled from the music of the preceding section.

from notes by David Evans © 2009

La mise en musique du psaume 67 réalisée par Sheppard, O God be merciful unto us, and bless us, repose sur des points en imitation réguliers, souvent répétés, et s’achève sur un allègre Gloria, habilement supprimé dans la section d’avant.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Evans © 2009
Français: Hypérion

Sheppards Vertonung von Psalm 67, O God be merciful unto us, and bless us beruht auf regelmäßigen Imitationspunkten, die mehrmals wiederholt werden. Das Werk endet mit einem lebhaften Gloria, das geschickt aus Passagen des vorangehenden Teils zusammengestellt ist.

aus dem Begleittext von David Evans © 2009
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Mae gosodiad Sheppard o Salm 67, O God be merciful unto us, and bless us yn seiliedig ar bwyntiau rheolaidd o ddynwared a ailadroddir yn aml, gan ddiweddu â Gloria fywiog, a gymerwyd yn ddeheuig o gerddoriaeth yr adran flaenorol.

David Evans © 2009
Cymraeg: Helen Smith

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