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CD96017 Malcolm Williamson, Mass of Christ the King, 2 BBC broadcast

CD96017 Malcolm Williamson, Mass of Christ the King, 2 BBC broadcast
CD96017 Malcolm Williamson, Mass of Christ the King, 2 BBC broadcast
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CD96017 Malcolm Williamson, Mass of Christ the King, 2 BBC broadcast This is a project I have been meaning to do for a long time. I knew I had 2 cassette recordings of this work and I knew they were worth preserving. When I took them out I found that neither was the 1977 premiere (which was broadcast). These are the first complete performance (London, Westminster Cathedral, 1978) and a full performance from Perth Festival, Scotland in 1981. The earlier was on very poor tapes without Dolby, so I have included it at 256 kbps in the 3 sections in which it was recorded. The later performance was in much better (but not perfect) sound so I included it (fully tracked) at 320 kbps (both mp3). As far as I know no other recordings are openly available, but the British Library has both of these and the original partial performance from 1977 for those willing to endure the difficulties of gaining access.

First complete performance, 3 November 1978 April Cantelo, sop Elizabeth Connell, mezzo Philip Langridge, ten Brian Raynor Cook, bar Three Choirs Festival Chorus Goldsmith's Choral Union RPO conductor, Sir Charles Groves

Perth Festival 1981 (20th May, I think) Helen Walker, sop Eileen Hannah, cont Neil Mackie, ten Briab Raynor Cook, bar SNO Chorus BBC Scottish SO conductor, John Currie

Is it the masterpiece that was hoped for? Hard to tell: all fervently ecstatic but also episodic.



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