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We praise thee, O Father

author of text
Preface to Holy Communion on Easter Day (adapted)

Unassuming to the eye, ‘We praise thee, O Father’ almost casually attains that numinous aura within notes, peaking in verse two with a haunting, close-entwined tenor duet, expounding the Paschal mystery. This preface to Easter communion is poised—structured—to lead into something bigger, which never emerges; maybe implying that scored consort anthems were part only of an intended project.

from notes by David Pinto © 2017


Gibbons: In chains of gold - The English pre-Restoration verse anthem, Vol. 1
Studio Master: SIGCD511Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 2 on SIGCD511 [4'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD511 track 2

Recording date
19 November 2016
Recording venue
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Philip Hobbs
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Gibbons: In chains of gold - The English pre-Restoration verse anthem, Vol. 1 (SIGCD511)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 2017
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