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Sing joyfully

composer
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Psalm 81: 1-4

 
Byrd composed surprisingly few anthems, bearing in mind that he was a member of the Chapel Royal for more than four decades. This one, with words from Psalm 81, is arguably his best, and definitely his most popular. There’s something of the madrigal about it, especially at the words ‘Blow the trumpet in the new moon’.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

Recordings

Byrd: The Great Service
CDGIM011
Byrd: The Great Service & other works
CDA67533
Byrd: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd
CDGIM2082CDs for the price of 1
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1

Details

Track 9 on CDGIM011 [2'50]
Track 13 on CDGIM208 CD2 [2'50] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 24 on CDGIM212 CD2 [2'50] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 15 on CDA67533 [3'00]

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM011 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-87-00009
Duration
2'50
Recording date
Recording venue
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Mike Clements
Hyperion usage
  1. Byrd: The Great Service (CDGIM011)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: February 1987
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