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Welcome sweet and sacred feast, Op 27 No 3

1953; SATB divisi + organ; written for Cyril Taylor and the Religious Broadcasting Department of the BBC
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from The Holy Communion

Of the three short anthems grouped as Op 27, Welcome sweet and sacred feast is the most substantial. The neo-Baroque flavour of its accompanied passages tellingly alternates with subdued a cappella writing, and with the oblique cadence approaches which form so distinctive a part of the composer’s voice. After two radiant but short-lived climactic passages the music becomes subdued again, eventually returning to the brief organ statement with which it opened.

from notes by Francis Pott © 2019


Finzi, Bax & Ireland: Choral Music
Studio Master: CDA68167Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Finzi: Choral works
Studio Master: CDA68222Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on CDA68167 [7'36]
Track 2 on CDA68222 [7'36]

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