‘Prayerbook, an oratorio by the concert pianist, BBC presenter, and Elgar expert David Owen Norris, made quite a splash when first heard in Dorchester Abbey [October 2006]. Now, an inspired performance at St. Mary’s, Andover, by weighty musical forces led by the Andover Choral Society, has revealed more fully the depths and attraction of this work.
‘… astonishing double fugue … most thought-provoking passages … made this expressive cantata feel remarkably like Compline sung at, say, the Edington Festival. There could be no higher compliment.’
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Prayerbook Flyer – Click link to open printable PDF (2 pages), or scroll down to view flyer.
Here’s the video of the Table of Kindred and Affinity.
See the Prayerbook video below, or click here to see a shorter version on youtube.