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Track(s) taken from CDA66656
Recording details: April 1993
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: June 1993
Total duration: 2 minutes 0 seconds

'I continue to be grateful for King's recordings of these works, recordings which those readers interested in Purcell will cherish' (Fanfare, USA)

O God, the king of glory, Z34
February 1679
author of text
Collect for Sunday after Ascension

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
O God, the King of glory is one of Purcell’s earliest surviving full anthems, written in the ‘old’, largely homophonic style that had been prevalent in churches and chapels throughout Britain for many years. Purcell’s setting was composed by February 1679 and survives in the Gostling part-books now held in the library of York Minster. In this brief work, probably written for performance before the Collect for the Sunday after Ascension, the composer’s youthful individuality surfaces in the divergent chromaticism of ‘leave us not comfortless’.

from notes by Robert King ©

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'Purcell: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44141/51)
Purcell: The Complete Sacred Music
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