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Set me as a seal upon thine heart

composer
1938
author of text
Song of Solomon

 
Walton’s musical life began as a chorister at Christ Church Oxford, and from time to time he returned to choral music, generally in response to a specific invitation or commission. Set me as a seal upon thine heart was composed in 1938 for the wedding of Ivor Guest (son of Lady Alice Wimborne, with whom Walton was close at the time) and Lady Mabel Fox-Strangways. Within its brief time-span, Walton’s setting of these aptly-chosen lines from the Song of Songs bears recognizable hallmarks of his style—intensity of mood, bitter-sweetness of harmony, and a certain melodic angularity which precludes any hint of sentimentality.

from notes by Collegium Records 2012

Recordings

My Beloved's Voice
Studio Master: SIGCD370Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The English Anthem, Vol. 3
CDA66618Archive Service
This is the day
COLCD136Download only
Walton: Coronation Te Deum & other choral works
CDA67330

Details

Track 5 on CDA67330 [3'16]
Track 9 on CDA66618 [3'50] Archive Service
Track 12 on COLCD136 [3'14] Download only
Track 18 on SIGCD370 [3'18] Download only

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