Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vespers from Westminster Cathedral

Many of our readers will no doubt be interested in the following recording, made available only for the next six days on BBC Radio's Choral Evensong website, which presents Vespers from Westminster Cathedral, London, for the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The programme of music was as follows:

Introit: Ave Maria (Parsons)
Deus in adiutorium (plainsong)
Hymn: Ave maris stella (plainsong)
Psalms: 122, 127 (plainsong)
Canticle: Benedictus Deus (plainsong)
Reading: Romans 5 vv20-21
Responsory: In hoc cognovi (plainsong)
Magnificat: Magnificat primi toni à 4 (Palestrina)
Homily: Archbishop Vincent Nichols
Motet: Vidi speciosam (Victoria)
Organ voluntary: Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur Ave maris stella (Peeters)

Master of Music: Martin Baker
Assistant Master of Music: Matthew Martin
Organ Scholar: Peter Stevens