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Blessed be the God and Father
Blessed be the God and Father was written for a service on Easter Day at Hereford Cathedral, when 'only Trebles and a single Bass voice' were available, the bass singer being the Dean's butler. The central portion of the work, a dialogue between a treble soloist and the treble chorus, is flanked by passages for tenors and basses alone. The final fughetta after the words 'But the word of the Lord endureth forever' is heralded by a dramatic dominant seventh chord of E flat on full organ.

from notes by William McVicker 1990

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Details for CDH88006 track 2
Recording date
1 January 1988
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Perry
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Service high and anthems clear (CDH88006)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: May 1988
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service
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