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Cantate Domino

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Psalm 96 (95)

This most optimistic and exuberant psalm is set for subdivided choir in a most joyful fashion, with a great deal of word-painting of the praises of the psalm and swinging, repeated bursts of happiness. Rapid vocal passages are biased towards the upper voices with much of the rejoicing and singing to the Lord illuminated by triplet activity in different proportions: choral laughter and dancing. The only ominous note is the heavily scored declamation about the Lord’s coming to judge the earth: 'Quoniam venit iudicare terram'. The short piece is bookended by meditative vocalisations which are evocative of gentle chiming, and a final whispered ‘Domino’.

from notes by Greg Murray © 2018


Łukaszewski: Daylight declines & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD521Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 1 on SIGCD521 [4'26] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD521 track 1

Recording date
12 May 2016
Recording venue
St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Łukaszewski: Daylight declines & other choral works (SIGCD521)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 2018
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