Verse Anthems (Henry Purcell)

Verse Anthems (Henry Purcell)
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
John Scott
Release date: 
January 1976
Featuring: 
  • Stafford Dean (Bass)
  • Anthony Dawson (Tenor)
  • Ian Partridge (Tenor)
  • Paul Esswood (Counter Tenor)
  • Lynton Atkinson (Treble)
  • Harry Gregson-Williams (Treble)
  • A string orchestra (Leader: Raymond Keenlyside)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
Argo ZRG 831

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. Behold, I bring you glad tidings
  2. In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust
  3. I was glad when they said unto me
  4. O give thanks
  5. O Lord of hosts

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Recorded on
30 June 2019
  • Responses and Preces: Leighton
  • Psalm 148 (Robinson)
  • Fayrfax: Magnificat Regale
  • Nunc Dimittis primi toni
  • Weir: Vertue
  • Hymns 383 (omit v. 3), 401 (omit v. 3)
  • Voluntary: J.S. Bach Fugue in E flat major (BWV 552ii)​

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The Choir began work today on a recording of Michael Finnissy's Anthems and Voluntaries, to be released on the St John's label in 2020.

First premiered by the Choir at a special service in June 2019, the work has been three years in the making, Composer-in-Residence Michael Finnissy collaborating closely with the Choir on each of its nine movements.

Choral singing comes no better

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