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From East to West

    at St James Piccadilly

    Elysian Singers @30: Psalmfest #7

Cui: Psalm 21
Merulo: In Deo speravit
Viadana: Exsultate justi
Mouton: Benedicam Dominum
Kodaly: Az 50. Genfi Zsoltar
Rossi: Elohim Hashivenu
Rossi: Mizmor leasaf
Rachmaninoff: Come, let us worship
Rautavaara: Psalm 103
Rachmaninoff: Bless the Lord, O my soul
Rossi: Praise the Lord
Monteverdi: Beatus vir
Rachmaninoff: Praise the name of the Lord
Guerrero: In conspectu Angelorum
Rautavaara: Psalm of Invocation
Bernard Hughes: Psalm 56
Chris O’Hara: Be Merciful Unto Me, O God
Stuart Beatch: Psalm 53

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We spread our wings to encompass Orthodox, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish psalm settings, on a journey from Finland to Spain, via Lithuania, Russia, Hungary, Italy and France. Highlights include movements from the ‘All-Night Vigils’ by Rachmaninoff and Rautavaara, Monteverdi’s ‘Beatus Vir’ and the unique Hebrew settings by his colleague Salomone Rossi. And we are proud to give the first performances of the winning entries from our Composition Competition.