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    Evensong from York Minster
    The Choir of York Minster, Benjamin Morris organ, Robert Sharpe director

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    Evensong from York Minster
    The Choir of York Minster
    Benjamin Morris
    organ
    Robert Sharpe
    director

    Attendance at services in British Cathedrals is on the increase, particularly for the service of Choral Evensong. This traditional service, using words from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, holds a great appeal for those who attend both in terms of the intimate and meditative atmosphere, and the central role of the music sung by the choir.

    This recording offers the opportunity to savour the atmosphere of a complete Choral Evensong service in one of northern Europe’s largest cathedrals. The generous acoustic of York Minster is harnessed by the York Minster Choir and organist who provide the music for Evensong in this great building on a daily basis, and includes well-loved settings of the Preces and Responses, the Psalms, the Magnifcat and Nunc dimittis, anthems, and organ voluntaries, together with readings and prayers from members of the York Minster clergy.


    Improvisation, op 84 no 2 – Francis Jackson    4:15
    Bell and Aisle Prayer/ Organ improvisation (Benjamin Morris)     3:08

    Introit     Libera nos, salva nos – John Sheppard 2:53

    Preces – William Smith   1:00
    Psalms 69 and 70  Chants – Thomas Tertius Noble, Charles Leigh Naylor,

    George Surtees Talbot      9:31

    First Lesson    Genesis 28: 11–18     2:13
    The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, Dean of York 

    Magnificat    St Paul’s Service – Herbert Howells    6:06

    Second Lesson     1 Peter 2:1–10     2:18
    The Reverend Canon Dr Christopher Collingwood, Chancellor

    Nunc dimittis    St Paul’s Service – Howells     4:42

    The Creed         0:49
    Lesser Litany (Responses) – Smith;
    Lord’s Prayer – Robert Stone      4:59

    Anthem     Blessed City, heavenly Salem – Edward Cuthbert Bairstow     8:05

    The Intercessions     The Reverend Canon Peter Moger, Precentor    2:19

    Anthem     O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Howells     6:11

    The Grace        0:17

    Hymn     Ye that know the Lord is gracious (Rustington)  – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry  v3 descant by Benjamin Morris     2:20

    The Blessing         0:25

    Te Deum Laudamus in G – Ralph Vaughan Williams     5:05

    Final Prayer         0:53

    Organ Voluntary     Final (Symphonie 3 in F sharp minor, op 28)  – Louis Vierne     9:49

    Total playing time 77:26

    Recorded in York Minster 8–10 February 2017

    Critical praise for York Minster choir on Regent:

    ‘The boys are strong, colorful, and lively; and the justly famous organ sounds magnificent.’
    American Record Guide (REGCD467)

    ‘..this remarkable choir gives the impression of complete professionalism, with every singer committed to the meaning and significance of the words and music.’
    Organists’ Review (REGCD467)

    ‘...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 (REGCD439)

    ‘This is one of the very finest recordings of English Cathedral music that I have heard in some years.’
    MusicWeb (REGCD439)

    ‘...their expressive singing encompasses with ease the wide spectrum of musical styles.’ Gramophone (REGCD391
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