Three motets. Help us, o Lord ; Have mercy on us, o my lord ; Sing ye praises to our King.
Dominic Martelli, boy soprano (in the 1st work) ; Catherine Denley, mezzo soprano (in the 3rd) ; Rachel Masters, harp, Gary Kettel, percussion, Thomas Trotter, organ (in the 1st) ; Corydon Singers ; Matthew Best, conductor.
The 1st work originally for treble or countertenor solo and chorus with orchestra, the orchestra part on this recording arranged for harp, percussion and organ. The 2nd work, a reworking for chorus and organ by the composer of his Adagio for strings, performed by unaccompanied chorus. The 3rd work for mezzo soprano solo and unaccompanied chorus. The 4th work for unaccompanied chorus. Text of the 1st work from Psalms 2, 23, 100, 108, 131, and 133; sung in Hebrew. The 2nd work sung in Latin. Text of the 3rd work from Genesis. The 3rd and 4th works sung in English. Digital recording. Editions recorded: G. Schirmer (1st work), Novello (2nd work), and Boosey & Hawkes (3rd and 4th works). Program notes by Peter Lamb, including a poem by Bernstein on his Chichester Psalms, and Hebrew, Latin or English texts, with English translations of the Hebrew and Latin on container. Also issued on compact disc (CDA66219). Recorded in the Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead, London, on 16, 17, 20 May 1986.
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