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First Day

First line:
In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram
author of text
Genesis 1: 1-5

First Day recalls the dawn of the world and tells of the transformation from darkness to light. Written whilst in Dallas, Texas, this piece was composed for the BBC Singers in 2013. Underscored by an organ part which evokes the swirling mists of creation, dense vocal textures deliver, in Latin, the first five verses of the book of Genesis.

from notes by Richard Longman © 2020


Parry: The Hours - Choral Music by Ben Parry
Studio Master: SIGCD629Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on SIGCD629 [4'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD629 track 3

Recording date
29 March 2019
Recording venue
Keble College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Parry
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & David Hinitt
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  1. Parry: The Hours - Choral Music by Ben Parry (SIGCD629)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: May 2020
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