A Gaelic Blessing

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The first in a series of recordings with Matthew Owens and the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. Best-loved sacred works and new choral music grace this release, which includes works by Franck, Brahms, Pärt, Finzi, Holst, Tavener, Mozart, Henschel and Wesley, some of them in world premiere recordings.

"This recording is a real gem…the performance is always delicate butnonetheless abounding in richness"

"This is a nicely assembled collection from Scotland's largest cathedral that reflects the diverse musical tradition embodied in choral singing. The earliest piece is Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" but it is good to report that seven of the 17 songs are by living composers. This gives the disc a modern feel, which might also be due to the excellent sound quality that gives the music a clear, uncluttered sound."


Producer: Paul Baxter
Venue: St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Release Date: 27 March 2002
Catalogue No: DCD34007
Total playing time: 1:08:28

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