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Jerusalem

First line:
And did those feet in ancient time
composer
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Parry’s setting of William Blake’s Jerusalem would seem, on the face of it, to be entirely characteristic of the composer’s ‘public’ image. Yet there is something rather more revealing about this choice of text. Its popular associations of national pride belie the passionate anger within Blake’s poem. These are the words of an idealist and radical which must have exerted a powerful attraction to a man of Parry’s convictions. Its first performance took place at a ‘Fight for Right’ meeting at the Queen’s Hall on 28 March 1916.

from notes by John Heighway © 1988

Recordings

Parry: Sacred Choral Music
CDA66273

Details

Track 11 on CDA66273 [2'59]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66273 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-27311
Duration
2'59
Recording date
18 July 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
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Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Parry: Sacred Choral Music (CDA66273)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: July 1988
Licensing
1.Film Jerusalem
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