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Parry de profundis – 2nd movement

Recorded live in St Albans Cathedral on 26th February 2022 by Hertfordshire Chorus and the London Orchestra da Camera under the baton of David Temple. This is the second movement Sustinuit anima mea in verbo ejus.

Parry’s setting of Psalm 130 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord for soprano and twelve part chorus was composed in 1891 for the Three Choirs Festival and rarely performed since then. We were able to bring this neglected masterpiece to a wider audience using a newly reconstructed full score prepared for us by the English Heritage Music Series.

Elgar The Kingdom – In the Upper Room

Recorded live at St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire Chorus was conducted by David Temple with Forest Philharmonic. This is the first choral section which features The Disciples and Holy Women

Elgar The Kingdom – Pentecost

Recorded live at St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire Chorus was conducted by David Temple with Forest Philharmonic. This segment contains the gloriously uplifting men’s chorus “He who walketh upon the wings of the wind”.

Elgar The Kingdom – The Lords Prayer

Recorded live at St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire Chorus was conducted by David Temple with Forest Philharmonic. This segment closes the piece and describes the breaking of bread and The Lord’s Prayer. It is a reflective section.

Recorded at the premiere of James McCarthy’s Codebreaker, about the life of Alan Turing, this moving a cappella segment uses part of Oscar Wilde’s essay De Profundis to describe the moment Alan Turing ate a poisoned apple.

Our CD of Codebreaker recorded later with the BBC Concert Orchestra is available to buy here.

On Christmas Night – Deck The Hall

Hertfordshire Chorus with conductor David Temple bring you a traditional Christmas carol, Deck The Hall, to wish you a Happy Christmas. This track comes from our CD, On Christmas Night, which is available to buy here.

Bruckner – Locus Iste

This beautiful piece by Bruckner is from the Hertfordshire Chorus CD Sacred Anthems, which was recorded live in Haileybury College Chapel, and is available to buy here.

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