Choral Evensong from Tewkesbury Abbey | Delphian DCD34019

Choral Evensong from Tewkesbury Abbey


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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34019

Barcode: 0801918340192

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 26th April 2010



For 32 years the Abbey School Choir sang daily evensong in Tewkesbury Abbey and one of their final services was captured for posterity by Delphian. In this recording swansong, the choir offers a treasurable memento of a uniquely English Office. Complete with lessons and prayers, this sumptuous tapestry of Anglican jewels also includes the first recording of Gabriel Jackson’s refulgent new setting of the Evening Canticles.

Reborn as Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, the choir was immediately signed by Delphian and embarked on a series of much-lauded recordings.

I’ve been consistently impressed by the work of Benjamin Nicholas and his Tewkesbury singers on the Delphian Label … the recorded sound is never short on detail, thanks not least to the full-blooded singing of Tewkesbury’s boy choristers and smart engineering. The choir’s men are on top form too … compelling energy. Terrific choral listening.” - Classic FM Magazine, April 2009

- Howells: Master Tallis’s Testament
- Tallis: Introit: Sancte Deus
- Statham: Preces
- Alcock: Psalm 91 Chant
- Michael Peterson: Psalm 131 Chant
First Lesson (Isaiah 6: 1–8)
- Gabriel Jackson: Magnificat (Tewkesbury Service) - premiere recording
Second Lesson (1 Corinthians 13);
- Gabriel Jackson: Nunc Dimittis (Tewkesbury Service) - premiere recording
- Statham: Responses and Collects;
- Vaughan Williams: Anthem: Valiant-for-Truth
Prayers & Blessing
- The day thou gavest (St Clement)
- Howells: Te Deum (Collegium Regale)
- Vierne: Toccata in B flat minor

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