Briggs - Hail, gladdening light

Recorded 11-13 July 2022. Released January 2024

A sequel to the Choir’s acclaimed 2010 release of David Briggs’s > Mass for Notre Dame, this recording sees the composer and Stephen Layton revelling in the acoustic possibilities of the vast Église Saint-Eustache in Paris. As with the first album, Briggs is also present as performer, interspersing the choral items with a sequence of improvisations on Saint-Eustache’s renowned van den Heuvel organ.

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Hyperion Records CDA68440


  • The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
  • David Briggs (Organ)
  • Harrison Cole, Jonathan Lee (Organ Scholars)
  • Stephen Layton (Conductor)