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Psalm 121 'Levavi oculos' – Requiem aeternam

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The Anglican liturgy has no Requiem Mass, so there are no English Requiem settings for liturgical use. Conscious, perhaps, of this lack, in 1915 the church musician Henry Walford Davies (organist of the Temple Church in London) composed a work he called A Short Requiem, intended for church use, which assembled a number of appropriate texts from biblical and liturgical sources. It was inscribed ‘in sacred memory of all those who have fallen in the war’. The present two movements, which follow without a break, are the fourth and fifth.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000


Blessed spirit
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Track 8 on COLCD127 [4'16] Download only

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Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
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  1. Blessed spirit (COLCD127)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2000
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