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Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor ()

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composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams

The sacred music of Ralph Vaughan Williams is made problematic by the fact that he was, in the words of philosopher Bertrand Russell, a "confirmed atheist." However, to use the elegant phrase of annotator Ceri Owens, he "embraced the church as a place where a broad populace might regularly encounter a shared cultural heritage." That embrace took two forms, ably explored here by conductor Andrew Nethsingha (whose renown has advanced to a point where his surname can be used by itself on the cover as a selling point). The ...

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  1. Mass for soloists & chorus in G minor
  2. Te Deum for chorus & organ (or orchestra) in G
  3. O Vos Omnes ("Is it Nothing to You?"), motet for alto & chorus
  4. Antiphon ("Let all the world"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs No. 5)
  5. Prelude on Welsh Hymn Tunes for organ No. 2 in G major ("Rhosymedre")
  6. O Taste and See, motet for chorus & organ (Psalm 34)
  7. Prayer to the Father of Heaven, motet for chorus
  8. O Clap Your Hands, motet for chorus, brass & organ (Psalm 47)
  9. Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, motet for soloists, semi-chorus & orchestra (or organ) (Psalm 90)
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Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor
2018, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212054123

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