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Hosanna to the Son of David

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Matthew 21: 9 & Luke 19, adapted

Thomas Weelkes’ glorious full anthem Hosanna to the Son of David is based on a paraphrase of verses from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Weelkes gained a reputation for drunkenness and was eventually dismissed from his position of organist at Chichester Cathedral. His final book of madrigals has on its title page “Gentleman of the Chapel Royal”, though as no records exist it seems that he was at best a Gentleman Extraordinary—i. e. unpaid supernumerary.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler 2016


Adeste fideles
SIGCD460Download only 28 October 2016 Release
Advent at St Paul's
Weelkes: Anthems


Track 8 on SIGCD460 [1'49] Download only 28 October 2016 Release
Track 17 on CDH55259 [1'54]
Track 8 on CDH55463 [2'13]

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