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In keeping with the week’s French theme, the men of the choir sang the Agnus Dei from the Missa in Simplicitate during the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 9th October.

Jean Langlais

The Mass, for either one voice or unison voices, was written by 20th century French composer and organist Jean Langlais (1907-1991).

Langlais, who was blind from the age of 2, wrote over 250 compositions throughout his lifetime. Including in 1952, Missa in Simplicitate.

In addition to the French singing in the choir, the two organ voluntaries during the service were also from Francophone composers – Cantabile by César Franck (1822-1892) who worked in Paris his whole life and Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons Op. 12 by Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986 who was born in France.


About All Saints Fulham Choir

The All Saints Fulham Church is the home of three choirs. A traditional Parish Choir who sing wide-ranging repertoire which spans nine centuries and tours regularly at home and abroad; a Gospel Choir who sing a mixture of contemporary and traditional gospel styles, and a junior choir for children from Year 3 upwards.


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