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Evening Hymn

First line:
Te lucis ante terminum
author of text
Roman Breviary, eighth century
translator of text

Gardiner spent much of his time helping to establish the works of Bax, Holst, Grainger and Quilter. This probably resulted in his missing the opportunity to promote his own works, some of which betray a strong Delian influence. His Evening Hymn dates from 1908 and is quite unrepresentative of his compositional idiom. The long, seamless phrases, carefully written dynamic changes and effective use of harmonies, have made this piece a favourite in any parish choir's repertory.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990


The English Anthem, Vol. 1
CDA66374Archive Service
The Evening Hour
Studio Master: SIGCD446Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
SPCC2000Super-budget price sampler


Track 3 on CDA66374 [6'08] Archive Service
Track 4 on SPCC2000 [6'08] Super-budget price sampler
Track 9 on SIGCD446 [6'24] Download only

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