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Bairstow, Harris & Stanford: Choral Works

Released May 2019

Westminster Abbey Choir presents seminal works by another trio of composers whose contributions to the Anglican choral tradition are rich in historical significance.

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Bairstow Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Bairstow Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Bairstow The Lamentation
Harris Bring us, O Lord God
Harris Strengthen ye the weak hands
Harris Faire is the heaven
Harris Flourish for an Occasion
Stanford A Song of Wisdom and O for a closer walk with God (Bible Songs and Six Hymns)
Stanford For lo, I raise up
Stanford Evening Service in A
Stanford Gloria in excelsis (Communion Service in B flat)

James O’Donnell conductor
Peter Holder organ
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