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Track(s) taken from CDA67808

I will lift up mine eyes

2006; SATB; commissioned by Matthew Owens and the Exon Singers for a live BBC broadcast of Choral Evening Prayer from Buckfast Abbey, 26 July 2006
author of text
Psalm 121

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Recording details: July 2009
Gloucester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: June 2010
Total duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds

Cover artwork: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (1986) by Charlotte Johnson Wahl (b1942)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, sing superbly under the expert direction of Stephen Layton; wonderful quiet, melting legato phrases and passionate forte sections. The composer himself, playing the Gloucester Cathedral organ, provides impeccable accompaniments and stunning improvisations. I can confidently say that this recording is one of the finest CDs of sacred choral and organ music you’ll ever hear. I’m not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes; listeners who are churchgoers and nonbelievers alike will find this disc a profoundly moving experience' (Gramophone)
On 26 July 2006, in Devon’s Buckfast Abbey, the Exon Singers and conductor Matthew Owens performed Briggs’ setting of Psalm 121 for the first time on a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Choral Evensong. Without the Frenchified flavours of Briggs’ organ-writing to underpin this work, I will lift up mine eyes is a more overtly English piece, very much in the Anglican mould and sans ail.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2010

À 26 juli 2006, en la Buckfast Abbey (Devon), les Exon Singers le chef Matthew Owens créèrent le psaume 121 de Briggs dans Choral Evensong, une émission de la BBC Radio 3. Sans les saveurs francisées de l’écriture organistique de Briggs pour la soutenir, I will lift up mine eyes est une pièce plus ouvertement anglaise, très dans le moule anglican, sans ail.

extrait des notes rédigées par Meurig Bowen © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Am 26 Juli 2006 führten die Exon Singers unter der Leitung von Matthew Owens in der Buckfast Abbey in Devon erstmals Briggs’ Vertonung von Psalm 121 auf, was auf BBC Radio 3 in der Reihe „Choral Evensong“ übertragen wurde. Ohne die französische Würze von Briggs’ Orgelsatz, der das Fundament dieses Werks darstellt, ist I will lift up mine eyes ein offenkundig englisches Stück, das deutlich der anglikanischen Tradition sans ail entstammt.

aus dem Begleittext von Meurig Bowen © 2010
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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