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English Anthem Collection From Oxford / Harper, Magdalen College Choir

Harper / Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Release Date: 01/17/2012 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 4001  
Composer:  William ByrdThomas MorleyJohn FarmerRichard Farrant,   ... 
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A superb collection of English liturgical music spanning 450 years of Anthems, from Tallis, Byrd, and Gibbons to the present day. 67 magnificent tracks, totaling five hours, in a handsome four-disc set.

“High overall standard... An astonishing achievement... These look back to the very roots of English church music... They bring a powerfully committed response from the Magdalen Choristers and the whole programme is superbly sung in what is surely an ideal acoustic.” (Penguin Guide, 3 Stars)

"This anthology strikes a blow for progress… The English anthem comes of age at last.” (Gramophone)
A superb collection of English liturgical music spanning 450 years of Anthems, from Tallis, Byrd, and Gibbons to the present day. 67 magnificent tracks, totaling five hours, in a handsome four-disc set.

“High overall standard... An astonishing achievement... These look back to the very roots of English church music... They bring a powerfully committed response from the Magdalen Choristers and the whole programme is superbly sung in what is surely an ideal acoustic.” (Penguin Guide, 3 Stars)

"This anthology strikes a blow for progress… The English anthem comes of age at last.” (Gramophone)
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Works on This Recording

1. O Lord, turn Thy wrath by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
2. Teach me, O Lord by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3. Exalt thyself, O God by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
4. Out of the deep by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
5. Nolo mortem peccatoris by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
6. The Lord's Prayer by John Farmer
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
7. Hide not thou thy face by Richard Farrant
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
8. Blessed art Thou by Philip Van Wilder
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
9. I will exalt Thee by Christopher Tye
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
10. I call and cry to thee by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
11. Fond youth is a bubble by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12. O Lord, give thy holy spirit by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
13. The Lord's Prayer by John Sheppard
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
14. Sing joyfully unto God our strength by William Byrd
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
15. O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
16. O Lord, I lift my heart to thee by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
17. Hosanna to the Son of David by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
18. O Lord, arise into thy resting place by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
19. Then David mourned by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
20. O praise the Lord all ye heathen by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
21. My God, My God, look upon me by John Blow
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 17th Century 
Written: England 
22. I was glad when they said unto me, O Lord, Z 19 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1682-1683; England 
23. Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
24. Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
25. O God, thou hast cast us out, Z 36 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
26. God is gone up by William Croft
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
27. Lord, let me know mine end by Maurice Greene
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; England 
28. O where shall wisdom be found? by William Boyce
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1769; England 
29. O Lord, look down from heaven by Jonathan Battishill
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
30. Come, Holy Ghost by Thomas Attwood
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; England 
31. Blessed be the God and Father by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; England 
32. O Saviour of the world by Ouseley, F.A. Gore, Sir
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
33. Is it nothing to you? by Ouseley, F.A. Gore, Sir
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
34. The wilderness and the solitary place by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
35. I Saw the Lord by John Stainer
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1856; England 
36. The Lord is My Shepherd by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; England 
37. Motets (3), Op. 135: no 3, Glorious and powerful God by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; England 
38. Songs (6) of Farewell: no 1, My soul, there is a country by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
39. O Thou, the central orb by Charles Wood
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
40. Hail, gladdening light by Charles Wood
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
41. Expectans expectavi by Charles Wood
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
42. Blessed city, heavenly Salem by Edward Bairstow
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; England 
43. Let all mortal flesh keep silence by Edward Bairstow
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
44. Greater love hath no man by John Ireland
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
45. Choral Hymns (3): no 3, Whitsunday Hymn by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; England 
46. Welcome Sweet and Sacred Feast by Gerald Finzi
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
47. The Evening-watch, Op. 43 no 1/H 159 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; England 
48. Anthems (4) for Chorus: no 3, Like as the hart desireth by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
49. Set me as a seal upon thine heart by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
50. King of Glory, King of Peace by Roy James Stewart
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
51. Praise ye the Lord by Eddie Rose
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
52. O Lorde, the maker of al thing, Op. 7b by John Joubert
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
53. Hymn to St Peter, Op. 56a by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
54. Bring us, O Lord by William Henry Harris
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1959; England 
55. Come Holy Ghost by Jonathan Harvey
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984; England 
56. The Tree by Jonathan Harvey
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
57. Thee will I love by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
58. Come my soul by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; England 
59. Thou hast made me by Lennox Berkeley
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
60. Hymns (2) to the Mother of God: no 1, Hymn to the Mother of God by John Tavener
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1985; United Kingdom 
61. Verses (3) by Richard Rodney Bennett
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965 
62. Salve regina by Edward Harper
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
63. Ubi caritas by Edward Harper
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
64. Give me the wings of faith by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
65. Drop, drop, slow tears by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  John Harper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Magdalen College Choir Oxford

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