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Psalm 98
Choir of Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D. C.

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, music director and organist, leads the adult choir, boys’ choir and girls’ choir of Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington, D.C. in Psalm 23 by J. Marcus Ritchie, accompanied by Scott Dettra and the Schoenstein Organ.

Downloadable MP3 Audio Track


Product Details

Format: Downloadable MP3 Audio Track
Audio Quality:  320 kbps
Catalog Number:  CD 7068
Organ: Schoenstein
Venue: Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C.
Recorded: 06/13/1997
Released: 11/01/1997
Producer: Frederick Hohman

ISRC # USR9N9706808
© Copyright 1997 Zarex Corporation.

Organists Review The choral items are sung to a very high standard and the accompaniments are splendid. These choirs have nothing to fear from comparisons with similar organisations elsewhere … Schoenstein‘s organ kicks against tradition in many ways, but vindicates itself triumphantly. … Let’s be quite clear about it, the sound is exceptionally fine … surely some of these romantic sounds justify a Les Routiers recommendation. The performances are superb and, for anyone who aspires to a really wide knowledge of the contemporary organ scene, this record is compulsory listening! – Roger Fisher

The American Record Guide … a quite stunning facsimile of the English cathedral sound, produced with straight-toned women on the soprano part and a mix of male and female altos. The choral tone is superbly rich, more substantial than many an English cathedral choir, with excellent intonation and control in such demanding repertory … The organ … has the resources for a wide range of solo repertory. It sounds very impressive on this recording. It is a smooth and essentially romantic sound … – Gatens

The Organ How comforting it is to listen to a recording like this and to realise that, despite all of the trials and tribulations that beset church music in Britain, standards like these prevail across the Atlantic. … The tonally unified treble line of boys and girls makes a lovely sound and the diction, free from any sense of distortion, is admirable. – DWe

[ Track # • Title • Composer • Duration ]
01 • Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour • (Hymn tune: St. Helen), arranged by Jeffrey Smith • 4’8″
02 • II – Intermezzo (Andantino), from Organ Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Opus 98 • Josef Rheinberger • 4’30”
03 • I – Tempo moderato, from Organ Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Opus 98 • Josef Rheinberger • 7’50”
04 • Psalm 23 • Anglican Chant: Jeffrey Smith • 2’45”
05 • Variations on O filii et filiae • Jean François Dandrieu • 7’17”
06 • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B minor • Herbert Howells • 9’30”
07 • Expectans Expectavi • Charles Wood • 4’14”
08 • Psalm 98 • Anglican Chant: J. Marcus Ritchie • 3’9″
09 • A Song of Peace, Opus 113, No. 4 • Charles Villiers Stanford • 4’44”
10 • Jesu, Son of Mary • (Hymn tune: Adoro te devote) – arranged by Jeffrey Smith • 3’33”
11 • Adagio from Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Opus 27 • Sergei Rachmaninoff. transcribed by Jeffrey Smith • 15’45”
12 • Placare Christe Servulis from Le Tombeau de Titelouze, Opus 38 • Marcel Dupré • 2’42”

Choir of St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C.
From its establishment in 1866, music has played an integral role in the life and worship of Saint Paul’s Parish. The Parish Choir, comprised mostly of volunteers, sings each Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Solemn Mass, as well as Holy Days and numerous special services. Learn more…

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