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Music For The Funeral Service - Hymns, Psalms, Anthems, Etc


Release Date: 12/18/2001 
Label:  Priory Records   Catalog #: 3000   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWilliam Henry MonkMaurice GreeneHenry Walford Davies,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is a terrific CD compilation and should find a market. It is billed as a sensitive and thoughtful guide to music for the Christian burial service. The booklet includes helpful notes on how to plan music for the Funeral service and the CD itself contains suggestions for hymns, psalms, anthems and solo organ music, with examples. Priory Records is Britain's largest producers of Anglican church music and the selection of the music on this CD was taken from recordings they have made over the last ten years. It is a fact that today, more and more people are pre-arranging their own funerals. Well, here now as part of this process, we have a disc which presents selections that can be chosen either by oneself as part of the pre-arrangement or Read more by ones family. In the program booklet, there are very helpful suggestions about the character of the music presented and how it would best fit into a funeral service. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Lord, let me know mine end by Maurice Greene
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Solemn Melody by Henry Walford Davies
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
5. O holy Jesus by Jonathan Willcocks
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Give us the wings of faith by Ernest Bullock
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1 by Sir Edward Elgar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9. For the Fallen by Douglas Guest
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
10. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. Psalm 121 by Herbert Howells
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. English Hymnal: no 1, Come down, O Love divine by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
14. Air for Organ in C major by Arthur Somervell
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15. Anthems (2), Op. 16: no 1, I will lift up mine eyes by Ernest Walker
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899/1947; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. German Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
17. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
18. The day thou gavest by Clement C. Scholefield
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Bring us, O Lord by William Henry Harris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Motets (3), Op. 38: no 3, Beati quorum via by Charles Villiers Stanford
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1905; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
21. The Lord is my shepherd by Charles Hylton Stewart
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 

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