Posts tagged ‘George Oldroyd’

November 23, 2014

2014-11-23 Notes from the Bench

“Mass of the Quiet Hour” by George Oldroyd

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate


The Mass setting sung by the All Saints’ Chamber Choir and Choral Scholars this week was
composed by the English organist and composer, George Oldroyd (1887-1956). His
compositions include Anglican church music, including numerous Mass settings, and variety of
short organ pieces. “Mass of the Quiet Hour,” composed in 1928, and dedicated to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Cosmo Gordon Lang, is Oldroyd’s best-remembered work and was written with swooping melodies and lush harmonies.


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