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Hyperion Records

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Portrait of Elizabeth I.
Reproduced by kind permission of The National Portrait Gallery, London / 5175
Track(s) taken from CDGIM011
Recording details: Unknown
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: February 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 0 seconds

O God, the proud are risen against me
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Introduction
This imposing anthem for six-part choir may have come into being for topical reasons. Its words, from Psalm 86, protest against the proud and violent men who ‘are risen against me’ – a sentiment that Byrd’s employer Queen Elizabeth I would have felt when faced with the Northern Rebellion of 1569, or the Babington plot to assassinate her in 1586.

from notes by John Milsom 2013

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