Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, Op 123

composer
December 1910; an anthem for Eastertide; published by Stainer & Bell in 1911
author of text
translator of text

 
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

Recordings

Stanford: Cathedral Music
CDA66030Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
Stanford: Sacred Choral Music
CDS44311/33CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
The English Anthem, Vol. 8
CDA67483

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Track 11 on CDA67483 [5'08]
Track 7 on CDA66030 [5'08] Archive Service
Track 3 on CDS44311/3 CD3 [4'56] 3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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