One by One is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Foo Fighters, released on October 22, 2002 by RCA. The album is the first to feature guitarist Chris Shiflett. Production on the album was troubled, with initial recording sessions considered unsatisfying and raising tensions between the band members. They eventually decided to redo the album from scratch during a two week period at frontman Dave Grohl's home studio in Alexandria, Virginia.
The odes that Purcell wrote for annual concerts in honor of St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music) are among his most celebrated works. Chief among them is Hail! Bright Cæcilia, which calls for the "Warb'ling Lute … airy Violin … Am'rous Flute," and all the Harmony of War," along with chorus and a bevy of soloists, to demonstrate their prowess… –Matthew Westphal
Foo Fighters closed BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich on Sunday (May 24), dedicating a song from their set to singer Taylor Swift.
Originally released as part of a Purcell-Handel-Haydn ‘trilogy’, this recording of A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day directed by Marc Minkowski, a recognised specialist in the Handel repertoire, is now available separately for the first time. The outstanding soloists also contribute to making this disc a reference.