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Hide not thou thy face

author of text
Psalm 27: 10

Farrant was a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, later becoming Master of the Choristers at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, where he organized the choristers into an acting company that presented musical plays for the entertainment of the court. Not many other details about his life are known and very little of his music survives, but Hide not thou thy face and the rather similar Call to remembrance were among the most popular anthems of their day and have lost none of their appeal. Farrant’s interest in acting is reflected in his word-setting, which is specially direct, declamatory and expressive; the composer seems to shake a fist at heaven.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1988


Faire is the Heaven
COLCD107Download only


Track 7 on COLCD107 [1'15] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD107 track 7

Recording date
1 October 1982
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Peter Sidhom & Neil Murray
Hyperion usage
  1. Faire is the Heaven (COLCD107)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 1988
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