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2012; to the Patron of the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; first performed by the choirs of St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, under Andrew Carwood, in St Paul's Cathedral on 21 November 2012
author of text
Psalm 100

Alec Roth (b1948) was born near Manchester and is of German-Irish descent. He studied music at the University of Durham, and gamelan at the Academy of Indonesian Performing Arts in Surakarta, Central Java. He was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Royal Festival Hall Gamelan Programme and Southbank Gamelan Players, Music Director of the Baylis Programme at English National Opera and Composer in Association at Opera North before moving entirely to freelance work.

His Jubilate was commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund for the annual St Cecilia Service and first performed by the combined Choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, under the direction of Andrew Carwood, in St Paul’s Cathedral on 21 November 2012. The text uses both Latin and English and the music is celebratory in character. It is particularly written with the resonant acoustics of St Paul’s in mind and makes use of frequent rests to punctuate the music. The Latin text is set first, followed by a contrasting section in which the trebles trumpet out the English text over a dancing accompaniment in the lower voices; the opening music returns briefly to end the work on a joyful note.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2014


Canticles from St Paul's
Studio Master: CDA68058Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 11 on CDA68058 [6'05]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68058 track 11

Recording date
20 May 2013
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell
Hyperion usage
  1. Canticles from St Paul's (CDA68058)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2014
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