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Choral Evensong From Wells Cathedral

Choral Evensong From Wells Cathedral / Various
Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Griffin   Catalog #: 3054   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarRobert ParsonsHumphrey ClucasHerbert Stanley Oakeley
Performer:  Anthony CrosslandAndrew [Choral Conductor] Nethsingha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A complete service capturing the timeless beauty of the English Choral tradition, including organ voluntaries, hymns, lessons and prayers. This recording attempts to recreate the atmosphere of a typical Choral Evensong service such as takes place daily in Wells Cathedral. For this reason the content is not slanted towards any particular Festival or Season of the Church's year but covers a wide range of historical periods and stylistic moods. A complete service capturing the timeless beauty of the English Choral tradition, including organ voluntaries, hymns, lessons and prayers. This recording attempts to recreate the atmosphere of a typical Choral Evensong service such as takes place daily in Wells Cathedral. For this reason the content is not slanted towards any particular Festival or Season of the Church's year but covers a wide range of historical periods and stylistic moods. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Vesper Voluntaries (11), Op. 14: Intermezzo by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Anthony Crossland (Organ), Andrew [Choral Conductor] Nethsingha (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1889-1890 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. Ave Maria by Robert Parsons
Performer:  Anthony Crossland (Organ), Andrew [Choral Conductor] Nethsingha (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1560s; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3. Opening Responses by Humphrey Clucas
Performer:  Andrew [Choral Conductor] Nethsingha (Organ), Anthony Crossland (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4. Psalm 78: Hear My Law, O My People by Herbert Stanley Oakeley
Performer:  Andrew [Choral Conductor] Nethsingha (Organ), Anthony Crossland (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
Length: 17 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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