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Litany to the Holy Spirit

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Born in Minehead, Peter Hurford studied both music and law at Jesus College Cambridge, where he established a reputation as an outstanding organist. Subsequently he studied the organ with André Marchal in Paris. For twenty years organist and choirmaster of St. Alban’s Abbey, in 1963 he conceived the idea of an organ competition which was later developed into the St. Alban’s International Organ Festival. He has recorded and broadcast the complete organ works of J. S. Bach. Among Hurford’s considerable body of work for the Anglican liturgy his Litany to the Holy Spirit, a setting of lines from the well-known Robert Herrick poem, is his most widely performed composition. He is an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2014


Out of darkness
Studio Master: SIGCD409Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 11 on SIGCD409 [2'36] Download only

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Recording date
3 July 2014
Recording venue
Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Out of darkness (SIGCD409)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: February 2015
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