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I heard a voice from heaven

A Requiem, to be Sung at an Internment; John Crompton, The Psalm Singer's Assistant, London, 1778
author of text
Revelation 14: 13

This is a setting of a portion of the Burial Service. I heard a voice from heaven takes the form of a three-part canon with a prelude and postlude. Harington, a Bath physician, alderman and magistrate, was one of the most popular glee composers of the day.

from notes by Peter Holman 1998


Vital Spark of Heav'nly Flame
CDA67020Archive Service


Track 8 on CDA67020 [2'24] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67020 track 8

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 8
    Release date: March 1998
    Deletion date: May 2013
    Archive Service
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