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O taste and see

author of text
Psalm 34: 8

Vaughan Williams was never directly associated with any cathedral or collegiate choir, but his prolific output includes a fair amount of church music. O taste and see, one of the last of his sacred pieces, was written for the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The music is of distilled simplicity, with a pentatonic flavour that reminds us of the composer’s lifelong interest in folk-song.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1988


An English Coronation 1902-1953
Studio Master: SIGCD569Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Faire is the Heaven
COLCD107Download only
Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD541Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 20 on COLCD107 [1'16] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD541 [1'49] Download only
Track 17 on SIGCD569 CD2 [1'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD569 disc 2 track 17

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Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
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  1. An English Coronation 1902-1953 (SIGCD569)
    Disc 2 Track 17
    Release date: May 2019
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