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The First and Last

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Revelation 1: 13-18

Set in the robust genre of a worship-song The First and Last makes only passing reference to Pitts’s characteristic devices of added-note harmonies and cross relations. The text describes St John’s vision of the living Lord and is given an unrelenting rhythmic impetus that drives the music inexorably towards an optimistic and colourful conclusion. The seven lamps of the first verse represent the seven churches of Asia Minor, and the seven stars their bishops.

from notes by Jeremy Summerly © 2005


Pitts: Seven Letters & other sacred music
CDA67507Archive Service


Track 3 on CDA67507 [2'16] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67507 track 3

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 3
    Release date: June 2005
    Deletion date: June 2021
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