'The King shall rejoice' and other Chapel Royal anthems

'The King shall rejoice' and other Chapel Royal anthems

Chapel Royal anthems by Matthew Locke, John Blow and Pelham Humfrey
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
John Scott
Release date: 
January 1977
Featuring: 
  • Christopher Keyte (Bass)
  • Anthony Dawson (Tenor)
  • Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • James Bowman (Counter Tenor)
  • Christopher Royall (Counter Tenor)
  • Jonathon Bond (Treble)
  • Nicholas Evans-Pughe (Treble)
  • Simon Shaw (Treble)
  • Philomisoca of London
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
Argo ZRG 855

This disc is available as part of the Decca Classics Box Set of George Guest's recordings with St John's. More information on the set is available here.

Track list

  1. Sing unto the Lord (Blow)
  2. O give thanks unto the Lord (Humfrey)
  3. Hear, O heavens (Humfrey)
  4. By the waters of Babylon
  5. The King shall rejoice
  6. When the Son of man shall come (Locke)

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  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 18 vv. 1-6 (tone i)
  • Readings: Ezekiel 36.22-27, Acts 19.1-10
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Elgar: Give unto the Lord
  • Voluntary: Bach  Prelude in C minor

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