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    St Peterís Day at York Minster
    A musical celebration of the Patronal Festival, The Choir of York Minster, David Pipe organ, directed by Robert Sharpe

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    St Peter’s Day at York Minster
    A musical celebration of the Patronal Festival
    The Choir of York Minster, David Pipe organ
    directed by Robert Sharpe


    'Anglican musicians or aficionados of English cathedral choirs are advised to put this one on their wish list.'  American Record Guide July2015


    'It goes without saying that most recordings produced and released by the Regent Records label in Britain are without a doubt some of the best available. After all they do specialize in Organ and Choral recordings, featuring the best choirs and organists, performing in various churches across England. This one in particular, captured in the historic York Minster Cathedral, a building with such a vast interior that it generates a sound that blooms, resounds and seems to reverberate through the ages, can't help but grab your attention. If you listen close enough you might even hear echoes of the music performed during its consecration in 1472....

    ...If you like to hear choral music performed in its native environment and to submerge you in glorious sound, this will do it. ' Classical Music Sentinel January 2015

    '‘This is one of the very finest recordings of English Cathedral music that I have heard in some years. The programme is well designed, the performances of a high order, and the recorded sound captures superbly the acoustic of York Minster - which I experienced with some frequency in my youth. Indeed, I would count recording engineer Gary Cole and his assistant Andy Gammon among the stars of this CD. Overall St. Peter’s Day at York Minster demonstrates to perfection my long-held belief that the music of the English Cathedrals, in our own day at least, is at its best when it remains true to its roots without allowing itself to become merely parochial.’
    MusicWEb June 2015

    Throughout the disc, the performances are of the highest order.' Church Music Quarterly March 2015

    This disc presents a sumptuous musical celebration of St Peter’s Day – the Patronal Festival of York Minster – and one of the most important days in the life of this great church. 

     

    The music is tailored to the theme of the St Peter’s Day Celebration, and covers the three Sunday services: Matins (‘Morning Prayer’), the Eucharist or Holy Communion, and Evensong (‘Evening Prayer’).

    This recording places the listener in the huge nave of the Minster. The musical settings vary from contemplative to apocalyptic, demonstrating the full range of colours and dynamics that the acoustics of this truly magnificent building creates, when musical forces of the York Minster choir and organ are embraced by it.



    The Eucharist   
    Bell and Aisle Prayer Cantor: Richard Shephard 1:08
    Hymn Christ is made the sure foundation (tune: Westminster Abbey) — Henry Purcell 2:39                
    Missa Brevis (2012) (for York Minster) — David Briggs (1st recording)
    Kyrie eleison 2:33 
    Gloria in excelsis Deo 6:06 
    Sanctus 1:34
    Benedictus 1:43 
    Agnus Dei 3:16
    Tu es Petrus — Maurice Duruflé 0:45
    Psalm 150 — Chant: George Surtees Talbot 2:11

    Matins   
    Preces (for Salisbury Cathedral) — Richard Shephard Cantor: Richard Shephard 1:12
    Venite  — Chant: Samuel Arnold 2:18
    Psalm 71:1–6, 15–17 — Chant: Francis Jackson 3:32
    Te Deum Laudamus in C — Charles Villiers Stanford 7:40
    Jubilate Deo — Philip Moore 3:05
    Responses and Collects (for Salisbury Cathedral) — Shephard 5:51
    And when the builders — Shephard 4:40

    Evensong   
    Holy is the true light — William Henry Harris 1:52
    Psalm 138 — Chant: Thomas Attwood 3:02
    Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for New College, Oxford — Herbert Howells
    Magnificat 5:56 
    Nunc Dimittis 2:37
    O quam gloriosum — Moore 6:19
    Coronation Te Deum — William Walton arr Simon Preston and Mark Blatchly 9:23

    Total Playing time: 79:28    

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