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Track(s) taken from CDA66678

Bring us, O Lord God

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St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Recording details: July 1993
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1994
Total duration: 4 minutes 46 seconds

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The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)
Clare College Choir Cambridge, Timothy Brown (conductor)
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Jesus College Choir Cambridge, Mark Williams (conductor)
Queen's College Choir Oxford, Owen Rees (conductor)


'The choir sing with their customary splendour and assurance' (Gramophone)
William Henry Harris (1883–1973) was one of the best-loved and most stalwart cathedral musicians of the first half of the 20th century. Professor of organ and harmony at the Royal College of Music from 1921 to 1955, he also became organist at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in 1933 and conducted for the Coronation services in 1937 and 1953. A famously efficient and inspiring choir-trainer, he wrote mainly Anglican church music, and his services and canticles are still in use. The anthem Bring us, O Lord God is a comparatively late work, dating from 1959, and setting a religious poem of John Donne that paints a radiant picture of heaven. Harris builds to a grand, resplendent climax but reserves his most mystical page for the concluding ‘Amens’ and their final cadence.

from notes by Malcolm MacDonald © 2012

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