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The Majesty Of Thy Glory / Temple Church Choir

Temple Church Choir / Vivian,James
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 225   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry PurcellSir Edward ElgarHerbert Howells
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Temple Church is one of the most historic and beautiful churches in London. Situated between Fleet Street and the Thames Embankment, its recorded musical history extends back to its restoration in 1841, although a church has stood on the site for over 800 years.

The modern choir is comprised of 18 boy choristers and 12 professional choirmen – an excellent opportunity for the choristers who receive singing and theory tuition as well as generous scholarships towards their education. The programme explores three fascinating and contrasting settings of the Te Deum: A stalwart of the church liturgy (first conceived as far back as AD 387), these settings span over 300 years of English music history, composed respectively in
Read more 1694 (Purcell), 1897 (Elgar) and 1944 (Howells).
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Works on This Recording

1. Te Deum and Jubilate in D major, Z 232 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
2. My beloved spake, Z 28 by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1678; England 
3. Te Deum and Benedictus, Op. 34: Te Deum by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
4. Te Deum and Jubilate "Collegium Regale": Te Deum by Herbert Howells
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Modern 
Written: 1944 

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