Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, Op 123

December 1910; an anthem for Eastertide; published by Stainer & Bell in 1911
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Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, an anthem for Eastertide, was completed in December 1910 and published by Stainer & Bell the following year. The text is taken from the hymn by St Fulbert of Chartres translated by Robert Campbell and made famous through H J Gauntlett’s hymn tune ‘St Fulbert’ in Hymns Ancient and Modern. Stanford’s anthem is based entirely on original material which alternates between two contrasting thematic ideas, one in the major mode in a lilting triple metre (‘Ye choirs of New Jerusalem’), the other in the minor and in quadruple metre (‘Devouring depths of hell their prey’).

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 1998


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Track 11 on CDA67483 [5'08]
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Recording date
1 April 1997
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
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  1. Stanford: Sacred Choral Music, Vol. 3 (CDA66974)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: May 1998
    Deletion date: January 2009
    Superseded by CDS44311/3
  2. Stanford: Sacred Choral Music (CDS44311/3)
    Disc 3 Track 3
    Release date: November 2012
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