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Track(s) taken from CDGIM011

O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

composer
author of text

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
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: 2 minutes 52 seconds

Cover artwork: Portrait of Elizabeth I.
Reproduced by kind permission of The National Portrait Gallery, London / 5175
 
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O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth  [2'52]

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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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