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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: 3 minutes 19 seconds

Christ being raised from the dead
composer
Twelve Psalm Tunes and Eight Anthems in Score, London, c1816
author of text
Romans 6: 9-11

Introduction
When psalmody composers wrote anthems they tended to imitate the idiom of cathedral music. Christ being raised from the dead by Stephen Jarvis looks back to the previous century: much of it is in the idiom of Restoration verse anthems, with rapid changes of time and quick-fire contrasts between solo voices and choir, though the opening bass solo even recalls pre-Civil War composers such as Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Tomkins. Jarvis was one of the most inventive and accomplished psalmody composers, though virtually nothing is known about him.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998

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