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Track(s) taken from CDA67020

This is the day the Lord hath made

composer
probably attribution; Ralph Harris, Sacred Harmony i, London, 1784
author of text

Psalmody, The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Recording details: September 1997
St Mary the Virgin, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 1998
Total duration: 3 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: The Ancient of Days by William Blake (1757-1827)
The Whitworth Gallery, The University of Manchester
 
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Reviews

'Once again Peter Holman's scholarship offers a fascinating glimpse of a neglected repertoire' (BBC Music Magazine)

'An infectious CD bringing to life a neglected period and its forgotten music. What fun parish music must have been for the likes of Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, Blake or Thackeray' (Classic CD)
The attractive fuguing tune ‘Birmingham’, set to the words This is the day the Lord hath made, was published by the Manchester Unitarian minister Ralph Harrison, who ascribed it to ‘Greatrix’ – probably the London organist and composer Thomas Greatorex, or possibly his father Anthony (1730-1814), organist of Burton on Trent.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998

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