Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse, Jeremy Filsell, David Briggs (organ)
This recording brings together two of todays finest British organist/composers and includes specially commissioned works. Jeremy Filsell's music is rooted in a long liturgical tradition and ranges from a poignant Epitaph to a Te Deum which recreates the spirit of William Walton's glorious piece for the 1953 Coronation. David Briggs's Pange lingua portrays the wonders of the Holy Communion in music, and his dramatic and grandiose Messe pour Saint-Sulpice also has moments of quiet, emotional profundity. The Vasari Singers' Great British Anthems (8572504) has been described as 'essential listening' (Gramophone).
Filsell Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Epitaph (Here shadow lie), If God build not the house, Windsor Service - Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis; The Transfiguration, Windsor Service - Te Deum, Jubilate; Briggs Pange lingua, Organ Improvisation on Tantum Ergo, Messe pour Saint-Sulpice
Running time: 1 hr 19 min