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Elgar: Great Is the Lord / O'Donnell, Westminster Abbey


Release Date: 03/20/2007 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67593   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Robert Quinney
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Abbey Choir give an excellent account of themselves, the trebles especially singing with the confidence of professional musicianship and with voices in fine, generous bloom. In some of the short, quieter pieces, such as They are at rest and Ecce sacerdos magnus, they achieve a standard as near perfection as any. And Robert Quinney is a tremendous asset: an organist who puts his technical skill to imaginative use, sometimes (as in “The Spirit of the Lord”) to vivid effect. Recorded sound is both clear and spacious, and the authoritative booklet contains some evocative period photographs.

-- John Steane, Gramophone [4/2007]
The Abbey Choir give an excellent account of themselves, the trebles especially singing with the confidence of professional musicianship and with voices in fine, generous bloom. In some of the short, quieter pieces, such as They are at rest and Ecce sacerdos magnus, they achieve a standard as near perfection as any. And Robert Quinney is a tremendous asset: an organist who puts his technical skill to imaginative use, sometimes (as in “The Spirit of the Lord”) to vivid effect. Recorded sound is both clear and spacious, and the authoritative booklet contains some evocative period photographs.

-- John Steane, Gramophone [4/2007]
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Works on This Recording

1. Great is the Lord, Op. 67 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Robert Quinney (Organ)
Conductor:  James O'Donnell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1912; England 

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