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O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

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The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
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Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs & Neil Hutchinson
Release date: October 2006
Total duration: 3 minutes 4 seconds

Cover artwork: Ditchley portrait of Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheeraerts
Reproduced by kind permission of The National Portrait Gallery, London
 
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O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth  [3'04]

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Byrd joined Queen Elizabeth’s Chapel Royal in 1572, and probably wrote this anthem a few years later. Its text comes from Psalm 21, but has been customized to address Elizabeth by name. Following the queen’s death in 1603, the words of the anthem had to be changed to match the name of each succeeding monarch; but since 1952, by pleasing coincidence, Byrd’s original text is once again relevant.

from notes by John Milsom 2013

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