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Celebrating All Saints Day with Stanford

After an epic morning of celebrating All Saints Day with both Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Byrd’s Propers for All Saints Day. The Choir still had some energy to sing Choral Evensong (1662 version) on Sunday 30th October at All Saints Church Fulham.

The canticles (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) were by Sir Charles Villers Stanford. He wrote several settings of the canticles – A Major, B flat major, C major, E flat major, F Major and one The Choir will singing the canticles in G Major.

Caricature of Stanford "He found Harmony" by Leslie Ward. Published in Vanity Fair, 1905

Born in Dublin, he lived in London most of his adult life but was able to go to Germany to study music under two of the leading teachers of his day: Carl Reinecke in Leipzig and Friedrich Kiel in Berlin. He composed a large amount of music and not just for choirs; he wrote operas, symphonies, orchestral works as well as music for piano and organ. He was knighted in 1902 by Edward VII and his ashes are buried at Westminster Abbey in the north choir aisle next to Henry Purcell.

The video is of the Magnificat from Stanford in G sung by The Choir of Norwich Cathedral.

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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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