Anthems for the 21st Century


To celebrate its first twenty-five years of vibrant music making, the Vasari Singers commissioned ten composers to each write an anthem that would in their eyes reflect the state of the world at the start of the new millennium.

The brief indicated that each work should be suitable as an anthem in an Anglican cathedral Evensong, and that it could also look beyond any constraints of Liturgy or formal religious doctrine to embrace a wider, ecumenical audience. Perhaps something more humanistic that would have a voice in the multi-cultural, multi-faith societies of the new 21st century world?

Track Listing:

  1. Dove: Bless the Lord, O my soul
  2. Rathbone, J: Absolon, my Son
  3. Todd: Angel Song II
  4. Filsell: Mysterium Christi
  5. Clucas: Hear my crying, O God
  6. Barlow, S: When I see on Rood
  7. Jackson, Gabriel: Now I have known, O Lord
  8. MacMillan: Chosen
  9. Moore, P: I saw him standing
  10. Blackford: On Another's Sorrow
  11. Bignold: Peace
  12. Swingle: Give us this day

Additional information


Vasari Singers
Jeremy Backhouse (director)
Jeremy Filsell (organ)

Release Date: 7th May 2005
Catalogue No: SIGCD059
Label: Signum Classics

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