Choral Evensong - 17 October 2015

Recorded on
Saturday, 17 October 2015

The St Paul's Service of Howells is an example of an expansive and luscious acoustic being accommodated by a slow rate of harmonic change in the music. His Preces and Responses, a later work which is not often performed, show a more chromatic style of harmony. Stanford, a teacher of Howells, is perhaps best known today for well-loved choral pieces like 'Beati quorum via'. However, his output was wide-ranging and included seven symphonies. Composed in 1917, his second organ sonata reflects upon the events of the First World War; 'Verdun' quotes both the Last Post and La Marseillaise. We were delighted to welcome members of the Howells and Stanford Societies to this service.

The Choir is very much looking forward to singing Grace at the Fellows' Guest Night on Friday 13 November, after which they will be treated to a delicious meal in the Wordsworth Room. Looking further ahead, rehearsals are in full swing for the Advent services. Don't miss it at 3pm on Sunday 29 November on BBC Radio 3!

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