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The Feast of St Michael and All Angels at Westminster Abbey ()

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composed by Benjamin Britten, Charles Villiers Stanford, Herbert Howells, Jean Langlais, Jonathan Harvey, Kenneth Leighton, Michael Tippett, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Dering, Walter Alcock

The aim of this program is simple, but it's one that is not often attempted, at Westminster Abbey or anywhere else. To quote the superb notes by conductor James O'Donnell, "This disc contains music you might hear if you visited Westminster Abbey on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, commonly called Michaelmas, which falls on 29 September." The program, he goes on, reflects the day's three major services, the Morning Prayer (Matins), Eucharist (Mass), and Evening Prayer (Evensong). Such reenactments of liturgical ...

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  1. Factum est Silentium for 6 voices & continuo
  2. Preces and Responses No. 1, for cantor, chorus & organ: The Preces
  3. Psalm 148 "Laudate Dominum", for chorus
  4. Te Deum for chorus & organ (or orchestra) in G
  5. Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in C major
  6. Preces and Responses No. 2, for cantor, chorus & organ: The Responses
  7. Messe Solennelle for chorus & organ
  8. Plebs angelica, motet for double chorus
  9. Psalm 91 "Qui habitat", for chorus
  10. Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Evening Canticles), for chorus & organ
  11. A Sequence for St Michael, motet for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ
  12. Laus Deo, for organ
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The Feast of St Michael and All Angels at Westminster Abbey
2007, Hyperion

UPC: 034571176437

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