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The celebration of the Holy Communion (or Eucharist) is central to the worship of the Christian Church, instituted by Jesus himself at the Last Supper. At Exeter Cathedral an early morning celebration takes place every day of the year, with a more elaborate sung service on Sundays and major Saints Days.
The musical repertoire for these services is broad and varied, drawing on many European schools of composition from plainsong to the present day. This disc features two settings of the Ordinary of the Mass by contemporary English composers.The Choir of Exeter Cathedral has a long and interesting history. It has sung the liturgical services of the church almost without interruption since at least the thirteenth century.
Several famous church musicians have been closely associated with the Cathedrals music, including Matthew Locke (chorister in the 17th century) and S. S. Wesley, Englands foremost Cathedral organist of the 19th century. The Choristers are educated at the Cathedral School, which is a very ancient establishment.
In 1993 a girls choir was formed and the choir now consists of 20 boy choristers, 20 girl choristers and 14 gentlemen.
|1||00:59||Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation)||Colin Mawby|
|2||01:46||Missa Brevis – 1. Kyrie||Anthony Caesar|
|3||02:52||2. Gloria||Anthony Caesar|
|4||01:48||3. Sanctus – Benedictus||Anthony Caesar|
|5||01:18||4. Agnus Dei||Anthony Caesar|
|6||05:09||Offertoire sur les grands jeux (Organ)||Francois Couperin|
|7||02:27||Psalm 43: Give sentence with me, O God||Thomas Armstrong|
|8||02:13||Hymn: Of the glorious body telling (Pange lingua)||Plainsong Mode iii|
|9||02:40||Tantum ergo||Maurice Durufle|
|10||02:36||Ubi caritas||Maurice Durufle|
|11||05:15||When I survey the wondrous cross||Edgar Day|
|12||03:46||Ego sum panis vivus||Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina|
|13||03:28||O sacrum convivium||Thomas Tallis|
|14||03:14||Crucifixus (à 8)||Antonio Lotti|
|15||02:51||Missa Alme Pater – 1. Kyrie||Andrew Millington|
|16||04:27||2. Gloria||Andrew Millington|
|17||01:42||3. Sanctus||Andrew Millington|
|18||01:18||4. Benedictus||Andrew Millington|
|19||02:47||5. Agnus Dei||Andrew Millington|
|20||03:59||Communion Op 58 No 2 (Organ)||Louis Vierne|
|21||03:18||O salutaris hostia||Edward Elgar|
|22||02:41||Ave verum corpus||Edward Elgar|
|23||02:23||Hymn: All for Jesus||John Stainer|