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Track(s) taken from CDA67808

O Lord, support us

December 2005; SATB and organ; commissioned by Jeremy Bruns in honour of hife wife, Kathy; dedicated to Jeremy and Kathy Bruns and the choir of St Thomas Church, 5th Avenue, New York
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

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: 6 minutes 0 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)
St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, sustains a fine choir of boys and men, and it was for these forces and their conductor John Scott that Briggs wrote O Lord, support us in 2005. Commissioned by the then Assistant Organist Jeremy Bruns for his wife Kathy, this setting of an exquisite evening collect from the Book of Common Prayer is a tender wash of unashamed loveliness.

from notes by Meurig Bowen © 2010

Saint Thomas Church, sur la cinquième avenue, au cœur du commerce grouillant de Manhattan, abrite un bon chœur de garçons et d’hommes, et ce fut pour lui et son chef John Scott que Briggs rédigea O Lord, support us, en 2005. Commandée par Jeremy Bruns, alors Assistant Organist, pour sa femme Kathy, cette mise en musique d’une exquise collecte vespérale tirée du Book of Common Prayer est un tendre lavis de beauté éhontée.

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

St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue hat einen ausgezeichneten Männer- und Knabenchor und für diesen Klangkörper sowie seinen Dirigenten John Scott schrieb Briggs O Lord, support us im Jahr 2005. Dieses Werk wurde von dem damaligen Stellvertretenden Organisten Jeremy Bruns für seine Frau Kathy in Auftrag gegeben und ist eine exquisite Vertonung eines Abendgebetes aus dem Book of Common Prayer. Es ist von zarter und maßloser Schönheit.

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

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