Faire is the heaven

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A thoroughbred of the Anglican tradition, William Henry Harris (1883–1973) held numerous prestigious positions as organist and educator, including appointments at New College, Oxford and St George’s Chapel, Windsor, where he meticulously organised numerous grand ceremonial services. Steeped in the Church of England’s music and worship, his anthem for double choir, Faire is the heaven, is unerring in its utterance, pacing and beauty. Although a perennial favourite, it requires a confident pair of choirmaster’s hands and singers of consummate ability to release its many glories.

from notes by M Ross © 2006


Allegri: Miserere
Studio Master: SIGCD085Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Panis angelicus
The English Anthem, Vol. 3
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Track 5 on CDA66618 [5'56] Archive Service
Track 6 on CDA66669 [5'26]
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Track-specific metadata for CDA66669 track 6

Recording date
15 June 1993
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Panis angelicus (CDA66669)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: November 1993