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Epiphany Sunday at York Minster
The Choir of York Minster directed by Robert Sharpe

 

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York Minster is the greatest medieval church in northern Europe. Here, the greater Festivals of the church’s calendar are celebrated with music tailored to the theme of the Day, and sung by the Minster’s magnificent choir, under the direction of Robert Sharpe.

This recording presents Epiphany Sunday at York Minster – the  ‘twelfth night’ after Christmas Day, marking the pilgrimage of the Three Kings, ‘Magi’, or Wise Men, to the infant Jesus. The three services of the day – Matins (‘Morning Prayer’), the Eucharist or Holy Communion, and Evensong (‘Evening Prayer’) – are sung with a selection of the celebratory music that might be heard in the Minster on Epiphany Sunday.

In addition to Widor’s well-known large-scale Mass setting at the Eucharist, and famous canticle settings by Walton, Dyson and Howells at Matins and Evensong, there are new works receiving their first recording from David Briggs, (an Epiphany carol commissioned by the Minster in 2012), Philip Moore, and Richard Shephard.

 

Track List

THE EUCHARIST: Bell & Aisle Prayer
1:09
Hymn: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness – Was Lebet (Rheinhardt MS, 1754)
3:00
Messe à deux choeurs et deux orgues, Op. 36 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Kyrie
3:49
Gloria
4:11
Sanctus
1:43
Benedictus
1:15
Agnus Dei
3:46
Infant holy – David Briggs (b. 1962)
2:50
MATINS: All this time – William Walton (1902–83)
1:38
Preces Set III – Philip Moore (b. 1943)
1:17
Venite – chant by Edwin George Monk (1819–1900)
2:18
Psalm 113 – chant by Moore*
2:26
Te Deum laudamus – Richard Shephard* (b. 1949)
6:05
Jubilate Deo – Walton
3:48
Responses Set III with Collects – Moore
6:14
Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland, Op. 56 no. 6 – Richard Strauss (1864–1949), arr Shephard
7:55
EVENSONG: Lord, when the wise men came from far – Moore
3:51
Magnificat in D – George Dyson* (1883–1964)
4:32
Nunc dimittis in D – Dyson*
3:23
The Three Kings – Jonathan Dove (b. 1959)
5:57
Te Deum laudamus (Collegium Regale) – Herbert Howells* (1892–1983)
8:43

David Pipe and Ben Horden* organists

Total Playing time: 79:55

Production credits

Recorded on 30/31 january and 9/10 February 2012 by permission of the Chapter

Recording Producer and engineer: Gary Cole

Edited by Adrian Lucas and Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts

Reviews

‘…their expressive singing encompasses with ease the wide spectrum of musical styles….A rewarding CD, offering us a tiny sample of the huge treasury of British church music.’ Gramophone April 2013


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