Choir of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
Matthew Owens (director)


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The powerful imagery of the Ascension has been a potent inspiration to generations of composers. This recording presents a Choral Evensong of contemporary works associated with St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, leading up to Messiaen’s meditative organ work L’Ascension. Featuring premiere recordings of works by James MacMillan and Richard Allain.

‘There can be few more stunning sounds than that of a top-notch choral evensong cathedral choir in full cry, particularly in examples of challenging contemporary and near-contemporary settings. The choir of St Mary’s Cathedral must be one of the best’
— Choir & Organ, March/April 2004

  • Physical format: Jewel case
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Number of tracks: 14
  • Total playing time: 1:16:17
  • First UK release date: January 3, 2008

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