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Beneath thy compassion

author of text
Greek prayer, 250AD

Commissioned for the enthronement of the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, Beneath thy compassion uses a translated text of the ancient Greek orthodox prayer perhaps more widely known by its Latin title 'Sub tuum praesidium'. The syllabic setting captures something of the timeless nature of the text, as it ebbs and flows gently through its phrases. A repeat of the first stanza is effortlessly decorated by a wordless soprano descant and, soon after, a codetta gently returns the listener to silent, prayerful state.

from notes by Richard Longman © 2020


Mealor: Blessing & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD613Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on SIGCD613 [3'51] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD613 track 10

Recording date
6 May 2018
Recording venue
St Patrick - St Anthony Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Recording producer
David Pettyjohn
Recording engineer
Scott Metcalfe
Hyperion usage
  1. Mealor: Blessing & other choral works (SIGCD613)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: March 2020
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