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Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Egon Wellesz

Mass in F Op. 51
I Sing of a Maiden
Offertorium in Ascensione Domini
Missa Brevis
To Sleep Op. 94

Directed by Stephen Darlington

A Catholic convert from Judaism, Egon Wellesz composed a significant amount of sacred music including five masses, two of which--the first and the last--feature on this disc. Wellesz's operas of the 1920s contain a significant amount of virtuoso choral writing, and this quality carries over into his church music, although on the whole they are written in a simpler, more traditionally tonal idiom.

Item code: 5886C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | England

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