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The Lord's Prayer

First line:
Our Father, which art in heaven
author of text
Matthew 6: 9-13

While still a university student, I discovered a disc of Russian Orthodox Music as recorded by The Tallis Scholars. It made a great impression on me and I was especially struck by a beautiful double-choir Lord’s Prayer by Rachmaninov from his Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. I wondered what it might be like to create something in its image that would be suitable for use in Anglican Choral Evensong. So I wrote a set of verses and responses for double choir in the spirit of this Russian tradition and this prayer is a representative excerpt.

from notes by Roderick Williams © 2017


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


Track 15 on SIGCD517 [2'57] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD517 track 15

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. Hyperion sampler - January 2018 (HYP201801)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: January 2018
    Download-only sampler
  2. Williams (R): Sacred choral works (SIGCD517)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: December 2017
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