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Hyperion Records

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The Ancient of Days by William Blake (1757-1827)
The Whitworth Gallery, The University of Manchester
Track(s) taken from CDA67020
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: 6 minutes 57 seconds

'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 Lord is risen
composer
A Favourite Anthem or Hymn for Easter Day, London, c1770
author of text

Introduction
The Easter anthem The Lord is risen by Robert Wainwright looks back to the seventeenth century with its Purcellian writing for trumpets, drums and strings, though the airs are in a more modern minuet idiom. Wainwright was a singing man and organist at Manchester collegiate church and became organist at St Peter’s Liverpool in 1775. His anthem was published as by ‘Mr Wainwright’, so if it is indeed by Robert (rather than his father John or his brother Richard) it presumably appeared before 1774 when he received a doctorate from Oxford University.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998

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