Evensong for Ash Wednesday

Evensong for Ash Wednesday
Roy Goodman; Choir of King's College, Cambridge; David Willcocks
Catalogue No.

1 FARRANT: Hide not thou face from us, O Lord
2 FARRANT:Sentences
3 BYRD: Preces and Responses
4 CAMIDGE: Psalm 143: Hear my prayer, O Lord
5 CAMIDGE: Psalm 130: Out of the deep have I called unto Thee
6 First Lesson: Isaiah 57, 13-21
7 Lent Prose: Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us
8 CAUSTUN: Magnificat
9 Second Lesson: St. Luke 15, 10-32
10 CAUSTUN: Nunc Dimittis
11 The Apostles’ Creed
12 BYRD: The Lesser Litany
13 The Lord’s Prayer
14 BYRD: Versicles and Responses
15 Collects
16 PURCELL: Hear my prayer, O Lord
17 Prayers
18 ALLEGRI: Miserere (Psalm 51) (ed. Willcocks)

Roy Goodman, treble
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir David Willcocks

Recording information

Recording Producer: Andrew Raeburn
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recording Location: Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, UK, March 1963


‘The second half … is devoted to Allegri’s Miserere (Psalm 51, which in the Anglican rite is said in the Commination Service, between Matins and Holy Communion) … It is the piece which was jealously guarded by the Papal choir until Mozart created a sensation by writing it out from memory at the age of 14. The sensational thing about it nowadays is a recurring phrase descending from C to G above the treble stave, which the boys (or a solo boy?) bring off with the utmost aplomb. Fabulous is the only word for it.’ Gramophone