The Abbey will re-open for sightseeing visitors from Friday 21st May.
In the meantime, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. We are also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Released June 2020
Stanford’s eight-part Latin Magnificat was posthumously dedicated to Parry, whose own Songs of farewell are unmistakably valedictory in mood. Personal as well as musical associations run deep in this poignantly expressive programme, recorded in June 2019 at All Hallows’ Church, Gospel Oak.
STANFORD Three Motets Op 38
Caelos ascendit hodie
Beati quorum via
GRAY Evening Service in F minor
STANFORD Magnificat for eight-part chorus in B flat Op 164
WOOD Nunc dimittis in B flat
PARRY Songs of Farewell
My soul there is a country
I know my soul hath power
Never weather-beaten sail
There is an old belief
At the round earth’s imagined corners
Lord, let me know mine end
James O’Donnell conductor
The Choir of Westminster Abbey
Album cover image: Statue of Moses at the High Altar, Westminster Abbey
It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.