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The Girls Choir was formed in September 1995 in response to the Archbishops Commission on Church Music (1992). This report urged cathedrals to give girls the same educational opportunities that boys have long had in the unique musical life of English Cathedrals.
At Norwich there are 26 girl choristers. They rehearse twice a week and sing Evensong in the Quire every Tuesday night, alternately as a treble voice line and with the Cathedral lay-clerks and choral scholars.
At major feasts, such as Easter and Christmas, both boy and girl choristers are present.The music on this disc reflects the wide-ranging repertoire of the Girls Choir, as sung throughout the liturgical year in Norwich Cathedral. It was recorded by John Whitehouse of Merlin Records, whose tragic death early in 2000 was an enormous loss to music in Norfolk.
This CD is dedicated to his memory.
|1||05:08||Te Deum in C|
|2||01:53||An Evening Hymn|
|3||03:27||The Father Julius Canticles – 1. Magnificat|
|4||01:39||2. Nunc dimittis|
|5||01:58||Lift thine eyes (from ‘Elijah’)|
|7||02:14||Behold, now praise the Lord|
|8||02:48||Missa in simplicitate – 1. Kyrie|
|10||02:28||3. Sanctus and Benedictus|
|11||02:40||4. Agnus Dei|
|12||02:40||The Father’s love|
|13||02:38||Now the green blade riseth|
|15||02:44||jesus Christ, the apple tree|
|16||01:53||Tota pulchra es, Maris|
|17||03:16||Ex ore innocentium|
|18||03:32||O sacrum convivium|
|19||04:07||The Jamaican Canticles – 1. Magnificat|
|20||02:42||2. Nunc dimittis|