God is gone up, Op 27 No 2
1951; specially composed for St Cecilia's Service at St Sepulchre's Church, Holborn, 1951
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from 'Preparatory' (or 'Sacramental') 'Meditations'
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Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
God is gone up is the second of Finzi's three opus 27 anthems. It was written in 1951 for a St Cecilia's Day Service at St Sepulchre's Church in Holborn. This well-written anthem of praise, which, like Bairstow's works, stretches the organ's resources, carefully sets the inspirational words taken from the Preparatory Meditations by the Puritan poet Edward Taylor (c1642-1729).
from notes by William McVicker © 1990
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