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Westminster Abbey

From Westminster Abbey. Including the first broadcast of a new composition by the Master of the Queen's Music, Peter Maxwell Davies, of a poem by Dr Rowan Williams.

Choral Evensong from Westminster Abbey including the first broadcast of a new composition by the Master of the Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, of a poem by the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. It was commissioned for the Choirbook for the Queen, a collection of contemporary anthems, published to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.

Introit: I look from afar (Francis Grier)
Responses: Byrd
Psalms: 62, 96 (Boyce, Wesley)
First Lesson: Isaiah 35
Deutsches Magnificat SWV 494 (Schütz)
Second Lesson: Romans 13 vv11-end
Nunc Dimittis (Canticum B. Simeonis) SWV 432 (Schütz)
Anthem: Advent Calendar (Peter Maxwell Davies) (Choirbook for the Queen)
Hymn: Hills of the North rejoice (Little Cornard)
Organ Voluntary: Kyrie Gott, heiliger Geist BWV 671 (Bach)

James O'Donnell (Organist and Master of the Choristers)
Robert Quinney (Sub Organist).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Paganini, Saint-Saens, Waxman: Works for violin and orchestra: Vengerov.
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  • Francis Grier

    I look from afar

  • William Boyce & Charles Wesley

    Psalms: 62, 96

  • Heinrich Schütz

    Deutsches Magnificat SWV 494

  • Heinrich Schütz

    Nunc Dimittis (Canticum B. Simeonis) SWV 432

  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Anthem: Advent Calendar

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Organ Voluntary: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist BWV 671

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