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Lighten our darkness

composer
author of text
Third Collect 'For aid against all perils' at Evensong, Book of Common Prayer, 1928

 
Lighten our darkness was written for David Clegg and the annual Gift of Sight Concert. Parry’s setting of the Third Collect recited at Evensong employs words familiar to all choral singers in the church music tradition. Rather than its unaccompanied recitation on a monotone, Parry makes use of a slowly moving accompanying texture; the text, delivered through a sometimes florid and undulating melody, interweaves with the accompanying voices.

from notes by Richard Longman © 2020

Recordings

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

Details

Track 21 on SIGCD629 [4'52] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD629 track 21

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-20-62921
Duration
4'52
Recording date
29 March 2019
Recording venue
Keble College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Parry
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Parry: The Hours - Choral Music by Ben Parry (SIGCD629)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: May 2020
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