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Track(s) taken from CDH88006
Recording details: January 1988
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Simon Perry
Release date: May 1988
Total duration: 8 minutes 40 seconds

Blessed be the God and Father
composer
for Easter Day, 1853, at Hereford Cathedral
author of text
1 Peter: 3-5, 15-17, 22-25

Other recordings available for download
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt (conductor), Adrian Partington (organ), Thomas Blunt (treble)
Introduction
Blessed be the God and Father was written for a service on Easter Day at Hereford Cathedral, when 'only Trebles and a single Bass voice' were available, the bass singer being the Dean's butler. The central portion of the work, a dialogue between a treble soloist and the treble chorus, is flanked by passages for tenors and basses alone. The final fughetta after the words 'But the word of the Lord endureth forever' is heralded by a dramatic dominant seventh chord of E flat on full organ.

from notes by William McVicker 1990


Other albums featuring this work
'The English Anthem, Vol. 1' (CDA66374)
The English Anthem, Vol. 1
'Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 1' (CDA66446)
Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 1

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