Briggs Filsell Choral works - Vasari Singers

Briggs Filsell Choral works – Vasari Singers


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  • Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
  • Organists: David Briggs, Jeremy Filsell
  • Producer: Adrian Peacock
  • Editor: Will Brown
  • Released by Naxos, October 2013
  • Recorded at Tonbridge School Chapel, February 2013
  • Recorded in 24-bit resolution

choral music of David briggs and jeremy filsell

This recording brings together two of today’s finest British organist/composers and includes specially commissioned works. Jeremy Filsell’s music is rooted in a long liturgical tradition and ranges from a poignant Epitaph to a Te Deum which recreates the spirit of William Walton’s glorious piece for the 1953 Coronation. David Briggs’s Pange lingua portrays the wonders of the Holy Communion in music, and his dramatic and grandiose Messe pour Saint-Sulpice also has moments of quiet, emotional profundity. The Vasari Singers’ Great British Anthems (8572504) has been described as “essential listening” (Gramophone).

To learn more about the recording, watch our preview video below, filmed during the CD sessions at Tonbridge Chapel.


track listing

Jeremy Filsell                                                                          David Briggs

1 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day*                              9. Pange Lingua*
2. Epitaph (Here shadow lie)*                                             10. Improvisation on Tantum Ergo
3. If God build not the house                                               Messe pour Saint Sulpice
4. Windsor Service – Magnificat                                         11. Kyrie
Windsor Service -Nunc Dimittis                                     12. Gloria
6. The Transfiguration                                                         13. Sanctus
7. Windsor Service – Te Deum                                            14. Benedictus
8. Windsor Service – Jubilate                                              15. Agnus Dei

* Vasari Singers commissions

Vasari Singers gratefully acknowledges funding from the RVW Trust and the BBC Performing Arts Trust in commissioning and recording these new choral works.

All tacks are World Premiere recordings except track 8

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