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Men and Angels

First line:
Praised be the God of love
2014; first performed by The Farrant Singers under Andrew Mackay on 12 July 2014
author of text
Antiphon II

The setting for unaccompanied choir of George Herbert’s poem ‘Antiphon II’ was made for the George Herbert Festival held in Bemerton, Salisbury and Wilton in 2014, the first performance being given by The Farrant Singers, conducted by Andrew Mackay, in the Double Cube Room, Wilton House on 12 July. Herbert sets his verses out like a play script, with parts for ‘Chorus’, ‘Men’ and ‘Angels’. This works well on the page, but is of no help when the text is sung, so I have entitled my setting Men and Angels to give the listener a clue as to what is going on. The upper voices (soprano, alto) sing the words of the Angels, the lower voices (tenor, bass) the Men, and both groups combine for the Chorus.

from notes by Alec Roth © 2016


Roth: A Time to Dance & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68144Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 29 on CDA68144 [3'57]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68144 track 29

Recording date
16 August 2014
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Tony Wass
Hyperion usage
  1. Roth: A Time to Dance & other choral works (CDA68144)
    Disc 1 Track 29
    Release date: February 2016
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