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On the infancy of our saviour

First line:
Hail, blessed virgin, full of heavenly grace
author of text
from Divine Fancies

On the infancy of our saviour was composed by Owain Park in 2014, and sets a poem from Divine Fancies by Francis Quarles (1592–1644). The voices weave a rich, tonally ambiguous tapestry from which soloists gradually begin to emerge, their wide-ranging exclamations contrasting with the choir’s more sinuous harmonic progressions. The opening chord is revisited throughout the work, often to bring out significant moments in the text such as ‘Blest’ and ‘Smiling’.

from notes by Owain Park © 2019


Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 16 on CDA68299 [4'30]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68299 track 16

Recording date
5 January 2019
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Christmas (CDA68299)
    Disc 1 Track 16
    Release date: November 2019
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