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Evensong Live 2019: Anthems and Canticles


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

Christopher Robinson Assistant Conductor
Ben Parry Assistant Conductor

Released 13 September 2019


SKU: KGS0038
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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.

1I was glad7:11C. Hubert H. Parry
2A Prayer of King Henry VI1:41Henry Ley
3My beloved spake3:02Patrick Hadley
4Magnificat (The Short/Seventh Service)2:27Thomas Weelkes
5Nunc Dimittis (Mag & Nunc in E-Flat No. 2)2:50Charles Wood
6Ascending into Heaven8:02Judith Weir
7Magnificat (Jesus College Service)4:24Williams Matthias
8Nunc Dimittis (The Great Service)4:28William Byrd
9A Litany2:48William Walton
10Magnificat (Mag and Nunc in A-Flat)4:16Edmund Rubbra
11Nunc Dimittis (Evening Service in G)3:25Charles V. Stanford
12Oculi omnium1:31Charles Wood
13Magnificat (Evening Service No. 2 in D, “The Great”)8:23C. Hubert H. Parry
14Nunc Dimittis (Evening Service in B-Flat)2:57Charles V. Stanford
15One foot in Eden still, I stand7:02Nicholas Maw
16Lo, the full, final sacrifice14:17Gerald 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

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