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The tree

First line:
There is hope for a tree if it be cut down
author of text
Job 14: 7-9

The tree (1981) was commissioned by the Church Music Society for its 75th anniversary. The first performance was given at the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Winchester. The work was completed just ten days after the premiere of Harvey’s church opera Passion and Resurrection, also written for Winchester. Harvey was a student at St John’s, having started his musical training at St Michael’s College, Tenbury, where he was a chorister alongside Christopher Robinson.

from notes by Andrew Nethsingha © 2021


The tree
SIGCD691Download only Available Friday 19 November 2021


Track 2 on SIGCD691 [4'23] Download only Available Friday 19 November 2021

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD691 track 2

Recording date
4 October 2016
Recording venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. The tree (SIGCD691)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: 19 November 2021
    Download only Available Friday 19 November 2021
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