Evensong Live 2019: Anthems and Canticles (Download)


The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury Director of Music

Christopher Robinson Assistant Conductor
Ben Parry Assistant Conductor

Released 13 September 2019


 Available as a cd

The recorded sound is excellent – another fine showcase. Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3

A glorious collection of choral music by British composers, recorded live during services of Choral Evensong in King’s College Chapel. Popular anthems like Hubert Parry’s I was glad and Patrick Hadley’s My beloved spake are included alongside settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis through the centuries. Included here are settings from Byrd’s Great Service and Weelkes’ Short Service, alongside Stanford’s setting in G and William Mathias’ Jesus College Service.

Recorded between the summers of 2018 and 2019, this selection presents music from Stephen Cleobury’s last year as Director of Music at King’s College after 37 years in post.

1 I was glad 7:11 C. Hubert H. Parry
2 A Prayer of King Henry VI 1:41 Henry Ley
3 My beloved spake 3:02 Patrick Hadley
4 Magnificat (The Short/Seventh Service) 2:27 Thomas Weelkes
5 Nunc Dimittis (Mag & Nunc in E-Flat No. 2) 2:50 Charles Wood
6 Ascending into Heaven 8:02 Judith Weir
7 Magnificat (Jesus College Service) 4:24 Williams Matthias
8 Nunc Dimittis (The Great Service) 4:28 William Byrd
9 A Litany 2:48 William Walton
10 Magnificat (Mag and Nunc in A-Flat) 4:16 Edmund Rubbra
11 Nunc Dimittis (Evening Service in G) 3:25 Charles V. Stanford
12 Oculi omnium 1:31 Charles Wood
13 Magnificat (Evening Service No. 2 in D, “The Great”) 8:23 C. Hubert H. Parry
14 Nunc Dimittis (Evening Service in B-Flat) 2:57 Charles V. Stanford
15 One foot in Eden still, I stand 7:02 Nicholas Maw
16 Lo, the full, final sacrifice 14:17 Gerald Finzi
Total playing time – 78:44


All tracks recorded at 44.1kHz 24-bit PCM in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars, May 2018–May 2019.

Producer, engineering and mastering Benjamin Sheen
Production assistant Joseph Zubier