Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
Yes, that's right. Just thrown away. Depressed. Now, why would one be so depressed. Could it be because this music is absolutely beautiful yet so rare nowadays. Maybe because most of us have to listen to guitars and drums on Sunday. Guitars and drums -- we even had bongo drums and a calypso beat at one time at my parish.
And not only thrown away but derided and disavowed.Wait. Maybe I'm not helping.
Very beautiful. I'm so used to recordings of vespers from continental monasteries. This sounds so very English and parochial (in a good sense)!
But look on the bright side. It is still being done at the London Oratory in 2008. There can never have been many places in England where polyphonic multiple cope Solemn Vespers was ever celebrated (since the "Reformation," I mean). If for no other reason, it is very expensive to mount such a liturgy.
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