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O God, the king of glory, Z34
composer
February 1679
author of text
Collect for Sunday after Ascension

Recordings
'Purcell: The Complete Anthems and Services, Vol. 5' (CDA66656)
Purcell: The Complete Anthems and Services, Vol. 5
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66656  Archive Service; also available on CDS44141/51   Download currently discounted
'Purcell: The Complete Sacred Music' (CDS44141/51)
Purcell: The Complete Sacred Music
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Track 9 on CDA66656 [2'00] Archive Service; also available on CDS44141/51
Track 9 on CDS44141/51 CD5 [2'00] 11CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

O God, the king of glory, Z34
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O God, the King of glory is one of Purcell’s earliest surviving full anthems, written in the ‘old’, largely homophonic style that had been prevalent in churches and chapels throughout Britain for many years. Purcell’s setting was composed by February 1679 and survives in the Gostling part-books now held in the library of York Minster. In this brief work, probably written for performance before the Collect for the Sunday after Ascension, the composer’s youthful individuality surfaces in the divergent chromaticism of ‘leave us not comfortless’.

from notes by Robert King ©

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