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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: 2 minutes 24 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)

I heard a voice from heaven
composer
A Requiem, to be Sung at an Internment; John Crompton, The Psalm Singer's Assistant, London, 1778
author of text
Revelation 14: 13

Introduction
This is a setting of a portion of the Burial Service. I heard a voice from heaven takes the form of a three-part canon with a prelude and postlude. Harington, a Bath physician, alderman and magistrate, was one of the most popular glee composers of the day.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998

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