|1. Magnificant and Nume dimittis in A flat, Op. 65|
|2. Missa in honorem Sancti Dominici|
|3. Prelude and Fugue for Organ , Op. 69|
|4. Tenebrae Motets, Op. 72 - First Nocturn|
|5. Tenebrae Motets, Op. 72 - Second Nocturn|
|6. Tenebrae Motets, Op. 72 - Third Nocturn|
|7. Meditation for Organ, Op. 79|
|8. Missa Cantuariensis, Op. 59|
© BBC Music Magazine 2001
This disc has two of his larger masses, the wonderful Tenebrae nocturnes, the Nunc dimittis and Magnificat and a couple of solo organ pieces, of which only the Meditation was originally written for the organ. The St Dominici mass was written in 1948 after his acceptance into the Catholic Church and is an austere but beautiful setting and has been recorded several times. The Canterbury Mass was written for Canterbury Cathedral. The Credo in this has an organ accompaniment, giving it a grandeur in contrast to the other movements. The Tenebrae Nocturnes are magnificent, even if some are bleak. The tiny Meditation is nevertheless lovely and it is good to have it.
It is all beautifully sung and recorded. An indispensible CD for lovers of English church music.
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