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Track(s) taken from CDH55436

This joyful Eastertide

composer
harmonization of 'Hoe groot de vrugten zijn' from 'David's Psalmen', Amsterdam, 1685
author of text

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Recording details: June 1996
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: February 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 24 seconds

Cover artwork: Two Haloed Mourners (Fragment from The Burial of St John the Baptist) by Aretino Spinello (active 1373-died c1410)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London
 
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This joyful Eastertide  [2'24]

The compositions of Charles Wood (1866–1926) have firmly held their place in the music lists of cathedrals and parishes in England; a considerable number of his pieces have become standard repertoire. Much of his work was published posthumously and his string quartets are awaiting revival.

Wood was Irish and having studied at the Royal College of Music took up residence at Selwyn College, Cambridge, prior to being elected to a fellowship. A portion of his church music was written for the excellent college choirs and this explains the profusion of pieces for double choir.

Wood’s harmonization of the tune Hoe groot de vrugten zijn (from David’s Psalmen, Amsterdam, 1685) is sung as the anthem or hymn This joyful Eastertide.

from notes by William McVicker 1997

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