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O guiding night

First line:
One dark night
author of text

Let nothing trouble you and O guiding night were both commissioned by the Genesis Project for a recording by The Sixteen. Director of the choir Harry Christophers and project commissioner John Studyzinski are passionate about adding practical contemporary music to the everyday repertoire of Catholic Worship. They were specific in their brief that these new works be appealing and approachable both for regular church choirs and for their congregations. John proposed the texts, providing mystical prayers that have particular personal resonance for him. O guiding night is written for choir with organ or piano and also utilises frequent homophony to convey the text as well as interplay between the voice parts to give an feeling of barely suppressed, ecstatic energy.

from notes by Roderick Williams © 2017


Williams (R): Sacred choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD517Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 2 on SIGCD517 [7'59] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD517 track 2

Recording date
24 April 2017
Recording venue
The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Williams (R): Sacred choral works (SIGCD517)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: December 2017
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