Music for Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral | Priory PRCD1128

Music for Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral


Label: Priory

Cat No: PRCD1128

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 1st December 2014



Music for Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral commemorating the start of the 'War to end all Wars' on 4 August 1914.

The service of Evensong is a special event at all cathedrals, being celebrated daily either in the said form or as a full choral service. This service has a special theme to commemorate the start of World War I. Two pieces by Ivor Gurney who fought in WWI for the Gloucestershire Regiment are featured and are first recordings, together with the canticles of Neil Cox, especially written for Gloucester Cathedral Choir.

John Sanders, a past director of music at the cathedral is also represented in three works including, 'A Prayer', the last piece written before his untimely death in 2003.

Track Listing:
1. Chorale Prelude on Longford (Ivor Gurney)
2. Introit: A Prayer (John Sanders)
3. Preces (John Sanders)
4. Psalms 22 and 23 (Chants: Matthew Camidge and Ivor Gurney)
5. First Lesson: Isaiah 40
6. Office Hymn: Rejoice, O Land in god thy might (Tune: Wareham)
7. Magnificat: The Gloucester Service (Neil Cox)
8. Second Lesson: Luke 6
9. Nunc Dimittis: The Gloucester Service (Neil Cox)
10. Anthem: Since I believe in God the Father (Ivor Gurney)
11. Prayers and final Responses (Edward Naylor)
12. Motet: O Saviour of the world (John Goss)
13. Hymn: O God of earthy and altar (English Folk Melody)
14. Final Voluntary: Toccata and Fugue (The Wanderer) (C Hubert H Parry)

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