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I heard a voice from heaven

extended version of Blessed are the dead
author of text
Revelation 14: 13

This simple, dignified anthem for unaccompanied choir dates from 1910, but is in fact an extended version of Stanford’s earlier anthem Blessed are the dead, written for the funeral in King’s College Chapel in 1886 of a Cambridge friend, Henry Bradshaw who, according to the composer, acquainted him with the medieval carol Angelus ad virginem, part of the melody of which appears in the anthem.

from notes by John Rutter © 2020


Stanford and Howells Remembered
CSCD524Download only


Track 4 on CSCD524 CD1 [4'55] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CSCD524 disc 1 track 4

Recording date
0 February 1992
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes & Simon Weir
Hyperion usage
  1. Stanford and Howells Remembered (CSCD524)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: July 2020
    Download only
  2. Hyperion sampler - August 2020 (HYP202008)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: August 2020
    Download-only sampler
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