In the 1980s and early 1990s there was more liturgical flexibility in terms of incorporating a short "major work" into the morning liturgies. What evolved in the late 1990s was adding these works into evensongs — particularly the Evensong for the 4th Sunday of Advent with Canterbury Choir. In 2000, I tried this for the first time at our Lenten Evensong. It gave Coventry Choir and extra musical challenge in the period between Christmas and Easter and greatly enriched our Lenten experience.
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- James Walker Psalm 19 and 46 PREMIERE
- Arvo Pärt The Beatitudes NEW
- John Tavener Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, “Collegium Regale”