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Track(s) taken from CDA66446

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

Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt (conductor), Adrian Partington (organ), Thomas Blunt (treble)
Recording details: July 1990
Worcester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Gary Cole
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: July 1991
Total duration: 7 minutes 42 seconds
 
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Reviews

'The best and most comprehensive treatments the Wesley anthems are likely to have in commercial issue for some time to come' (American Record Guide)
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

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