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The Lord's Prayer

author of text
Matthew 6: 9-13

The Lord’s Prayer, as it appears in St Matthew’s Gospel, is the most frequently recited of all Christian texts. It comprises an address, seven petitions, and a doxology. Pitts’s musical setting gently fragments the prayer by systematically repeating and dovetailing small groups of words. The text is transported between the various lines of the choral texture as the voice parts align with the opening singer one by one, petition by petition. The effect is ultimately one of intense unification rather than diversification. This unification is underlined at the doxology where the voices merge robustly in homophony.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2005


Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music
CDA67507Archive Service


Track 2 on CDA67507 [3'58] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67507 track 2

Recording date
19 September 2000
Recording venue
St Peter and St Paul, Wadhust, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Cotton
Recording engineer
Geoff Miles
Hyperion usage
  1. Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music (CDA67507)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: June 2005
    Deletion date: June 2021
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