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Blessed be the God and Father

composer
for Easter Day, 1853, at Hereford Cathedral
author of text
1 Peter: 3-5, 15-17, 22-25

 
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

Recordings

My Beloved's Voice
Studio Master: SIGCD370Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Service high and anthems clear
CDH88006Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
The English Anthem, Vol. 1
CDA66374Archive Service
Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 1
CDA66446Archive Service

Details

Track 2 on CDH88006 [8'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Archive Service
Track 5 on CDA66374 [8'13] Archive Service
Track 1 on CDA66446 [7'42] Archive Service
Track 20 on SIGCD370 [7'30] Download only

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