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Rejoice in the Lord alway

composer
Mulliner Book, British Library; formerly attributed to John Redford
author of text
Philippians 4: 4-7

 
The anonymous sixteenth-century anthem Rejoice in the Lord alway (formerly attributed to John Redford) is a setting of the fourth chapter of St Paul’s letter to the Philippians which forms the Epistle reading for the Fourth Sunday in Advent in the Book of Common Prayer. The only known source of this anthem is in the Mulliner Book which is held in the British Library. The rhythms in the music make it apparent that the words originally set were from the 1594 Prayer Book. The music—a careful setting of the words—varies between imitative passages and homophonic sections as, for example, at the words ‘Let your softness be known unto all men’.

from notes by William McVicker 1997

Recordings

Advent at St Paul's
CDH55463Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Details

Track 10 on CDH55463 [3'25] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66994 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-99410
Duration
3'25
Recording date
26 June 1997
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Advent at St Paul's (CDA66994)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: September 1997
    Deletion date: December 2011
    Superseded by CDH55463
  2. Advent at St Paul's (CDH55463)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: October 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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