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Behold, thou hast made my days

composer
author of text
Psalm 39: 5-7, 12-13

 
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) was the outstanding English composer of church music in the generation following William Byrd, but in his lifetime he was probably best known as a brilliant keyboard player. His anthems belong to either of the two types—the verse anthem (in which short choruses break up the solo passages into a succession of verses) and the full anthem (written for full choir). Setting words from Psalm 39, Gibbons composed Behold thou hast made my days in 1618 for the funeral of Anthony Maxey, Dean of Windsor. This is one of only three of his verse anthems employing a single solo voice, here alternating with the 5-part chorus.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2016

Recordings

Gibbons: Anthems
CDH55228Archive Service
Gibbons: In chains of gold
Studio Master: SIGCD511Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Evening Hour
Studio Master: SIGCD446Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 8 on CDH55228 [4'33] Archive Service
Track 10 on SIGCD446 [5'30] Download only
Track 1 on SIGCD511 [4'33] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD511 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-17-51101
Duration
4'33
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. Hyperion sampler - December 2017 (HYP201712)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2017
    Download-only sampler
  2. Gibbons: In chains of gold (SIGCD511)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2017
    Download only
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