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The Lord is good

First line:
Jerusalem … The Lord is good
2012; SS soli, SSA(A)T(T)B unaccompanied
author of text

The Lord is good (2012), for choir and two soprano soloists, is an expansive setting of verses from the Book of Lamentations. Exotic and declamatory, the soloists’ interlacing lines are vaulted over a rich choral backdrop, with predominantly tonal harmonies spiced with desolate dissonances. Sections of music flowing between soloists and choir have a dramatic impact, but the prevailing character of the piece is one of wistful longing and contrite entreaty.

from notes by Paul Conway © 2021


McDowall: Sacred choral music
Studio Master: CDA68251Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 18 on CDA68251 [5'50]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68251 track 18

Recording date
14 January 2018
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. McDowall: Sacred choral music (CDA68251)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: April 2021
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