Berkeley L - Look up sweet Babe

Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)


Recorded on
26 January 2010


Look up, sweet babe, look up and see;
For love of thee,
Though far from home,
The East is come
To seek herself in Thy sweet eyes.

To Thee, thou day of nights, thou East of West,
Lo we at last have found the way:
To thee, the world's great universal East,
The general and indifferent day.

Words Richard Crashaw
(c. 1613–1649)


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October 2019

In their first ever album dedicated solely to the Evening Canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis), the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge releases Magnificat, a celebration of their daily tradition of choral Evensong.

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Recorded on
23 May 2019


Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
Psalms 110 (Lloyd), 111 (Smart)
Bevan: Magnificat octavi toni
Nunc Dimittis octavi toni
Tavener: The Lord’s Prayer
Boulanger: Lux aeterna
Hymn 486

Latest news

The Choir of St John’s' new album - Magnificat - celebrates their daily tradition of choral Evensong and is released on 25 October 2019.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer