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In pace

author of text
Psalm 4: 9, 132: 4

The composer and organist John Blitheman (c1525-1591) is mentioned in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book as William Blitheman but in the Chapel Royal records over a period of more than thirty years he is referred to as John. After serving as chaplain at Christ Church Oxford from 1555 he became Master of the Choristers there nine years later. In 1585 he succeeded Thomas Tallis as Organist of the Chapel Royal, where John Bull was among his pupils. Among Blitheman’s relatively few vocal works his In pace alternates choir (a descending phrase treated imitatively) with plainsong.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016


The Evening Hour
Studio Master: SIGCD446Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on SIGCD446 [4'14] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD446 track 14

Recording date
2 July 2015
Recording venue
Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. The Evening Hour (SIGCD446)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: February 2016
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