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This Is the Day: Music on Royal Occasions ()

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The unifying theme behind this album is clear from its title; these are pieces that have been used in services at a variety of turning points in the lives of the British monarchy during the lifetime of Elizabeth II, including mostly weddings, but also her coronation and wedding anniversary, and the funerals of Princess Diana and the Queen Mother. It's an apt tribute in 2013, the year of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of her coronation. The album offers just what would be expected of the Cambridge Singers, led by ...

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  1. This is the day which the Lord hath made, anthem for chorus
  2. Vesperae solennes de confessore, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum
  3. Psalm 23 ("Gott ist mein Hirt"), for female voices & piano, D. 706 (Op. posth. 132)
  4. Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 45: How lovely is thy dwelling place
  5. The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me, for chorus (prologue to "The Apostles")
  6. We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness, O God, for chorus & organ
  7. Ubi caritas, for chorus
  8. Ubi caritas, motet for chorus, Op. 10/1
  9. Holy Is the True Light, for chorus
  10. Song for Athene, for chorus
  11. These Three, for chorus
  12. Set me as a seal upon thine heart, for chorus
  13. God Be in My Head
  14. I Would Be True
  15. Henry V, choral suite (arr. by M.Sargent) and orchestral suite (arr. by C.Matthieson): Thouch her soft lips and part
  16. Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
  17. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright seraphim / Let their celestial concerts all unite
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This Is the Day: Music on Royal Occasions
2012, Collegium Records

UPC: 040888013624


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