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A Prayer of King Henry VI

First line:
Domine, Jesu Christe
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Eton was founded by King Henry VI in 1440; and the prayer written by him, known as the Founder’s Prayer, has often been considered a model of devotion. It was set by Henry Ley, Precentor and Director of Music at Eton from 1926-1945, to music of comparably moving simplicity which makes its timeless effect partly through Ley’s use of the Dorian mode, hovering between D minor and C major, and partly through rhetorical handling of phrase lengths.

from notes by Ralph Allwood & Timothy Teague © 2015

Recordings

Evensong Live 2019
Studio Master: KGS0038-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Hear my words
SIGCD115Download only
The King's Singers - Gold
Studio Master: SIGCD500Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Time and its Passing
Studio Master: SIGCD445Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 7 on SIGCD115 [1'53] Download only
Track 13 on SIGCD445 [1'52] Download only
Track 1 on SIGCD500 CD2 [1'51] Download only
Track 2 on KGS0038-D [1'41] Download only

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