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The Lord is risen

A Favourite Anthem or Hymn for Easter Day, London, c1770
author of text

The Easter anthem The Lord is risen by Robert Wainwright looks back to the seventeenth century with its Purcellian writing for trumpets, drums and strings, though the airs are in a more modern minuet idiom. Wainwright was a singing man and organist at Manchester collegiate church and became organist at St Peter’s Liverpool in 1775. His anthem was published as by ‘Mr Wainwright’, so if it is indeed by Robert (rather than his father John or his brother Richard) it presumably appeared before 1774 when he received a doctorate from Oxford University.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998


Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame
CDA67020Archive Service


Track 4 on CDA67020 [6'57] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67020 track 4

Recording date
12 September 1997
Recording venue
St Mary the Virgin, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame (CDA67020)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: March 1998
    Deletion date: May 2013
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