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O Jesu, nomen dulce

composer
1980
author of text

 
This was composed for the Very Rev. Michael Stancliffe, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his installation as Dean of Winchester Cathedral in 1979. Harvey has alluded to a wide sphere of influence present in the work including Tippett and Webern, but also explains that “most important are the 14-15th century allusions, as befits the text and the Cathedral for which it was written.” These vary from passages of rhythmic complexity to others composed in simple syllabic homophony to enshrine a crucial phrase such as “dulcissime Jesu” (as in Dunstaple’s Quam pulchra es). The resulting work is compact, intense, and unique in style even within Harvey’s own choral music.

from notes by Geoffrey Webber © 2006

Recordings

All the ends of the earth
SIGCD070Download only

Details

Track 14 on SIGCD070 [4'34] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD070 track 14

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-06-07014
Duration
4'34
Recording date
1 September 2004
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Thomas Hewitt Jones
Recording engineer
Edward Bainton & Hugh Conway
Hyperion usage
  1. All the ends of the earth (SIGCD070)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: January 2006
    Download only
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