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Track(s) taken from CDA67695

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

unique to the Chirk Castle Part-Books
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

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: 1 minutes 37 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)
Settings of the closing words of Evensong are exceedingly rare and Deane’s delightfully understated miniature, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, perfectly captures the tranquillity of the text.

from notes by David Evans © 2009

Les mises en musique des derniers mots de l’Evensong sont rarissimes et la miniature toute en délicate retenue de Deane, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, saisit parfaitement la tranquillité du texte.

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

Es existieren nur sehr wenige Vertonungen der Schlussworte der Abendmesse; Deanes wunderschön schlichte Miniatur The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ gibt die Beschaulichkeit des Textes sehr gut wieder.

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

Mae gosodiadau o’r geiriau sy’n cloi’r Evensong yn hynod o brin, ac mae darn byr Deane sydd â chynildeb hyfryd, sef The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, yn cyfleu llonyddwch y testun i’r dim.

David Evans © 2009
Cymraeg: Helen Smith

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