Saturday, 9 December 2006

Christmas Vespers at Westminster Cathedral

This Cathedral Choir disc presents the Office of Vespers as it is celebrated on Christmas Eve in Westminster Cathedral. The chant on this disc is the golden thread which runs throughout the entire liturgy giving the Office a natural rhythm and inevitability as well as clarity of text and beautiful language; it is complemented here by motets and canticles by Thomas Tallis, Tomás Luis de Victoria and Heinrich Schütz, while Jean Langlais’s massive Fête for organ concludes the service. You can purchase the CD from the Cathedral gift shop, or online from Hyperion or Amazon.

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