Sanctus, CD, Jussi Bjoerling Rarities
The wonderful CD "Jussi Bjoerling Rarities" (VAIA 1189) contains much welcome material, including what is indeed a rarity: a musical error committed by our tenor. When I listened for the first time to the "Sanctus" from Gounod's "St. Cecilia Mass" in English (HHP A51, the Ford Sunday Evening Hour broadcast of November 13, 1938), I detected a digression from the score in the second solo tenor passage. Having sung the is piece numerous times myself, I wondered if my memory of it had faded with the years, so I received my copy of the score and investigated. Surely enough, I discovered that Jussi had got lost and required several measures to get back on track.
"Jussi and the Gounod "Sanctus","
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 13
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol13/iss1/11