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Little-known music of all eras => Coming broadcasts and listen-later links => Topic started by: Albion on January 23, 2019, 09:14:12 pm



Title: Stanford's Mass "Via Victrix" (1919)
Post by: Albion on January 23, 2019, 09:14:12 pm
On 27th October last year Radio 3 broadcast the premiere of Stanford's late Mass Via Victrix with Welsh forces conducted by Adrian Partington - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06q6l7n (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06q6l7n). Please could anyone who recorded this upload a decent-quality MP3 file? Many thanks.

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Title: Re: Stanford's Mass "Via Victrix" (1919)
Post by: Dundonnell on January 24, 2019, 01:21:51 pm
I have a download of the work but it was provided by another member whose permission I would need to upload it.


Title: Re: Stanford's Mass "Via Victrix" (1919)
Post by: Albion on January 24, 2019, 02:42:57 pm
I have a download of the work but it was provided by another member whose permission I would need to upload it.

Thanks, Colin. It would be great to hear this performance, please could you contact the relevant member? Given the sad state of affairs over Grace Williams' Missa Cambrensis it is important to archive these broadcasts even if they are flagged for hypothetical commercial release...

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Title: Re: Stanford's Mass "Via Victrix" (1919)
Post by: Dundonnell on January 24, 2019, 08:36:18 pm
I have received permission and shall upload the work as soon as I can.


Title: Re: Stanford's Mass "Via Victrix" (1919)
Post by: Albion on January 24, 2019, 08:39:06 pm
I have received permission and shall upload the work as soon as I can.

Many thanks, I will put a copy in the archive. Please could you append relevant details such as artists involved and broadcast date?

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Title: Re: Stanford's Mass "Via Victrix" (1919)
Post by: Albion on January 26, 2019, 09:50:54 pm
Having now spent time with Stanford's late Mass Via Victrix (1919) it seems to me that it can take a very worthy place alongside his Mass in G (1892), Requiem (1897), Te Deum (1898) and Stabat mater (1907), a setting of the text conceived on a grand scale. His conservative style should not be mistaken for complacency, as within it's idiom there was still plenty of opportunity for heart-felt expression which Stanford taps into time and again...

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