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Choirbook for the Queen
A Collection of Contemporary Sacred Music in Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee


In celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, this unique collection showcases the very best of the sacred music composed in the last 10 years. Not for 500 years has such a compilation been made: in the late 15th century the Eton Choirbook was made to record the best of early Tudor church music. Under the artistic direction of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen's Music, 45 anthems have been selected, 12 of which are new commissions for this project, including a setting of Rowan Williams' poem, Advent Calendar, by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. During 2012, BBC Radio 3's Choral Evensong will feature anthems from this collection and a specially bound copy will be presented to HM The Queen. Featured composers include John Tavener, John Rutter, Judith Weir, Roxanna Panufnik, Judith Bingham, Richard Rodney Bennett, Peter Maxwell Davies and others. The 44 Anthems The anthems chosen for inclusion were selected by an editorial group drawn from the Choirbook for The Queen advisory committee: Dr Stephen Cleobury, Dr Christopher Robinson, Andrew Kurowski, The Reverend Lucy Winkett, Timothy Hone and Ian Ritchie (Chairman) Richard Allain Cana's guest Julian Anderson My beloved spake Richard Baker To keep a true Lent Sally Beamish In the stillness David Bedford May God shield you on every step * Richard Rodney Bennett These Three Judith Bingham Corpus Christi carol * Diana Burrell O joyful light * John Casken In the bleak midwinter Richard Causton Cradle song Bob Chilcott The heart in waiting Peter Maxwell Davies Advent Calendar * Jonathan Dove Vast ocean of light Michael Finnissy Sincerity * Alexander Goehr Cities and thrones and powers * Francis Grier Prayer the Church's banquet * Jonathan Harvey The royal banners forward go Cheryl-Frances Hoad Psalm 1 Robin Holloway Psalm 121 Francis Jackson Te lucis ante terminum Gabriel Jackson To morning John Joubert Seek the Lord James MacMillan Canticle of Zachariah Colin Matthews The angel's carol David Matthews Psalm 23 John McCabe The last and greatest Herald Cecilia McDowall Ave Regina Philip Moore As the Father hath loved me Tarik O'Regan Beatus auctor saeculi Nigel Osborne Prayer for Africa * Roxanna Panufnik Joy at the sound * Anthony Payne 'betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross' Julian Philips Church music * Francis Pott O Lord grant the Queen a long life John Rutter I my best-beloved's am David Sawer Wonder * Robert Saxton O living love Andrew Simpson Sing unto the Lord Howard Skempton Ave Virgo sanctissima Giles Swayne Ave verum corpus John Tavener Take him earth for cherishing Mark-Anthony Turnage Misere nobis Judith Weir a blue true dream of sky John Woolrich Earth grown old
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Catalogue No. 9781848251151
Publisher Canterbury Press
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