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All wisdom is from the Lord, Op 88 No 3

1982; dedicated to Richard Seal; commissioned by the 1982 Southern Cathedrals Festival and first performed on 23 July 1982 in Salisbury Cathedral by Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury Cathedral Choirs conducted by Richard Seal, with Colin Walsh (organ)
author of text
Ecclesiasticus 1: 1-10

The mysterious All wisdom is from the Lord, composed for the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Salisbury in July 1982, reveals the wonders Mathias could achieve with even a unison line. Obscure and impenetrable, it is as if here some Middle Earth were being probed into, Lord of the Rings-style, in search of an elusive quality that is properly the property of deity. It feels like a remarkably brave attempt by Mathias to penetrate the very human mind and soul.

from notes by Roderic Dunnett © 2009


Mathias: Choral Music


Track 14 on CDA67740 [6'19]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67740 track 14

Recording date
5 June 2008
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Mathias: Choral Music (CDA67740)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: May 2009
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