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Track(s) taken from CDA66374

God is gone up, Op 27 No 2

1951; SATB divisi + organ; specially composed for St Cecilia's Service at St Sepulchre's Church, Holborn, 1951
author of text
from Sacramental Meditations

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Recording details: June 1989
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1990
Total duration: 5 minutes 16 seconds

Other recordings available for download

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Daniel Cook (organ)
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Three anthems, composed in 1946, 1951 and 1953, made up Finzi’s Op 27. God is gone up was first sung at a festal morning service on St Cecilia’s Day (22 November) in 1951 at the musicians’ church of St Sepulchre’s, Holborn Viaduct, under the direction of John Dykes Bower. As with the first of the set, the short ‘marriage anthem’ My lovely one, Finzi took his text from Edward Taylor’s Sacramental Meditations, but this time the demeanour of the anthem, march-like in its ternary form, has an ebullience worthy of Walton’s March Imperial or Vaughan Williams’s O clap your hands.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2017

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