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Wesley's Confitebor tibi, Domine
Posted by David J Brown on October 15, 2018, 10:01 pm
WRT Rob Barnett's enthusiastic review of the new Portsmouth Choral Union disc of Samuel Wesley's Confitebur tibi, Domine, it's worth noting that the modern revival of interest in the piece owes a good deal to the late James Gaddarn, professor of vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London. He was a great believer in it and included it in his concerts on, I think, more than one occasion. I certainly heard the work under his baton in November 1995, with the London Orpheus Orchestra and Chorus, and was very impressed. (On that occasion the hour-long piece was just the first half, and Mr. Gaddarn followed up with Beethoven's Mass in C!)
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