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This sequence of pieces for Passiontide and Holy Week brings together the themes of penitence, the Holy Eucharist and the Passion story. The unifying element in the programme of music is provided by the movements of Faurés Messe basse, interspersed in a quasi-liturgical manner To complete the sequence, the choral items are supplemented by organ pieces of a meditative nature.
Guildfords magnificent Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, which dominates Stag Hill on the outskirts of the town, is the first Anglican cathedral to be built on a new site in the south of England since the Reformation. The necessity for a cathedral in Guildford became apparent shortly after the local diocese was crated in 1927, the parish church of Holy Trinity, where the dioceses first bishop was enthroned, being too small for certain functions.
In 1932 an open competition was organised which 183 architects entered, to find the best design for the proposed cathedral. It was won by Edward Maufe, who died in 1974.
|1||02:41||Chorale Prelude: Ich ruf’ zu dir||Bach|
|2||02:09||Kyrie (Messe basse)||Faure|
|3||11:35||Miserere mei (Psalm 51)||Allegri|
|4||02:07||Sanctus (Messe basse)||Faure|
|7||04:23||Chorale Prelude: Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott||Bach|
|8||01:55||O mysterium ineffabile||Lallouette|
|9||02:21||Benedictus (Messe basse)||Faure|
|11||02:56||Agnus Dei (Messe basse)||Faure|
|12||02:31||Chorale Prelude: Herzlich thut mich verlangen||Bach|
|14||02:44||Chorale Prelude: Herzlich thut mich verlangen||Brahms|
|15||03:12||O salutaris hostia||Elgar|
|16||06:24||Master Tallis’s Testament||Howells|