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The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, launches a new series of recordings on the Signum label with a disc devoted to sacred music by Jonathan Harvey, who was an undergraduate at St John’s and later an Honorary Fellow. He was also bound to the English choral tradition: he himself had been a chorister at St Michael’s College, Tenbury, and his son was a chorister at Winchester, for whom he wrote the earliest choral piece on the CD, I Love the Lord. With his substantial Mag & Nunc (1978) and Missa Brevis (1995) in addition to several shorter anthems, including some written for John’s, this CD makes a valuable contribution

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