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Track(s) taken from CDA67557


First line:
O be joyful in the Lord
author of text
Psalm 100

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Recording details: June 2005
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Summerly
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: November 2005
Total duration: 3 minutes 51 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor), James Vivian (organ)
King's College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (conductor), Tom Pickard (treble), Benjamin Sheen (countertenor), Daniel Lewis (tenor), Henry Hawkesworth (bass), Tom Etheridge (organ)


'James O'Donnell proves himself master of two Westminster traditions: the Collegiate Abbey style is as assured as his former 'continental' Cathedral persona. Best are the persuasively-layered Britten Te Deum, and conspicuously bouncy Walton Jubilate. The Tomkins reponses almost purr with effortless control' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is glorious music sung to perfection' (American Record Guide)

'I'm so taken with this program that I frankly rebel at the notion of spending one sentence, much less a paragraph, on the topic of alternative recordings' (Fanfare, USA)

'The setting's generous acoustics play their own part, bathing the entire recording in a warm, luxuriant glow. Those with even the vaguest interest in choral music will undoubtedly want to add this fine recording to their collection' (HMV Choice)
William Walton’s Jubilate is a lively setting of Psalm 100 using, despite its title, Coverdale’s English translation rather than the Latin Vulgate text. This Psalm was established in the 1559 Prayer Book as an alternative to the canticle Benedictus, to be sung following the Second Lesson at Matins. Walton’s setting dates from 1972, when it was given its first performance at his alma mater, Christchurch, Oxford, conducted by Simon Preston.

from notes by Nicholas Marston © 2016

Other albums featuring this work

Evensong Live 2016
Studio Master: KGS0015Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Walton: Coronation Te Deum & other choral works
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