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These three

First line:
If I speak with the tongues of men
first performance in 2007
author of text
1 Corinthians 13

Choral music has formed a valuable strand in the wide-ranging output of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, and his skill in handling the choral medium as well as his love of words made him an imaginative choice for a commission from the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey to mark the Diamond Wedding of of HM The Queen and Prince Philip. These three, first performed at a special service to mark the anniversary in November 2007, captures the rhetorical grandeur of St Paul’s text without unnecessary overstatement, melting into a restrained tenderness at the final appearance of the word ‘love’.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2012


This is the day
COLCD136Download only


Track 11 on COLCD136 [5'24] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD136 track 11

Recording date
17 January 2012
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Thomas Hewitt Jones & Matthew Bennett
Recording engineer
Thomas Hewitt Jones & Matthew Bennett
Hyperion usage
  1. This is the day (COLCD136)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2012
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