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Track(s) taken from CDA67020

Might I in thy sight appear

composer
British Library Add.MSS14340 & 71107, 1807
author of text

Patrick McCarthy (tenor), Timothy Roberts (organ/regal)
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 11 seconds

Cover artwork: The Ancient of Days by William Blake (1757-1827)
The Whitworth Gallery, The University of Manchester
 
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Might I in thy sight appear  [3'11]

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)
A great deal of religious music was written and published for domestic use in the Georgian period. Wesley’s expressive song Might I in thy sight appear is a case in point; it is a setting of verses four and five from his father’s hymn ‘Saviour, Prince of Israel’s race’. It survives in two autograph manuscripts, one with mainly figured bass accompaniment, and the other (discovered by Timothy Roberts just in time for the recording) with a fully written-out keyboard part.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998

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