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Ex ore innocentium

was recorded in February 2012 at the church of St. John the Baptist, Knaresborough in North Yorkshire

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Track Title Composer Length
1. Ex Ore Innocentium John Ireland 3:29
2. May the road rise up to meet you Paul Leddington Wright 3:31
3. Bist du bei mir BWV 508 GH Stolzel/JS Bach 2:38
4. Caribbean Psalm Bryan Kelly 2:42
5. I sing of a maiden Patrick Hadley 2:43
  Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Peter Aston  
6. Magnificat 3:33
7. Nunc Dimittis   2:23
  Missa Brevis in D Op 63 Benjamin Britten  
8. Kyrie 1:45
9. Gloria 2:46
10. Sanctus and Benedictus 3:27
11. Agnus Dei   2:19
12. Spring Carol (from A Ceremony of Carols Op 28) Benjamin Britten 1:23
13. Ave Maria Simon Lindley 2:19
14. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Simon Lindley 1:36
15. Maria Wiegenlied Op 76 No 52 Max Reger 2:01
16. Whence is that goodly fragrance Trad. French Carol arr AE Baker 3:21
17. Evening Hymn Henry Purcell 3:54
18. O lovely peace (from Judas Maccabaeus) GF Handel 3:59
19. Thee we adore Derek Holman 3:05
  Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Herbert Sumsion  
20. Magnificat 3:55
21. Nunc Dimittis   2:21

Review - Cathedral Music magazine (2013 Issue 1 p57)

'Knaresborough Parish Church has a long choral tradition which has been nurtured and maintained to the present day. Here the excellent choristers of the choir perform a programme of (mostly) liturgical music from their repertoire directed by the church's resident musicians, David Salter and Richard Darke, with Simon Lindley as organist. The choir of thirteen girl and boy trebles and four probationers sings with style and confidence and is fortunate in having at least four accomplished soloists in its ranks.

The music is well chosen for the singers, whose tone is clear and musical throughout, and their part-singing is well balanced. They are at their best in the Aston and Sumsion canticles and in Britten's evergreen Missa Brevis. The Knaresborough congregation is indeed fortunate in its musicians and the church's musical tradition is in good hands.'

Alan Spedding