English Hymn Anthems ()

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composed by Charles Villiers Stanford, Charles Wood, Edward Bairstow, George Dyson, Henry Walford Davies, Hubert Parry, John Ireland, Percy Whitlock, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William H. Harris

This is not just another collection of Anglican church music, but is devoted to a specific genre, the hymn anthem, which became distinct around 1880 and picked up speed in the early 20th century as large churches sought ways to connect more directly with those who attended their services. It might be viewed as a sort of large, German, late-Romantic counterpart to the Bach cantata: composers built medium-sized pieces, mostly atop organ accompaniment (if you're buying the album for the popular trumpeter Alison Balsom, note ...

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  1. Hear My Words, Ye People for chorus & orchestra
  2. O for a Closer Walk with God, anthem, Op. 113/12
  3. Blessed City, Heavenly Salem for chorus & orchestra/organ
  4. Jesu, grant me this I pray, for chorus & organ
  5. Chorale Preludes (7) for organ, Set 2: No. 5 'Eventide'
  6. O Sons and Daughters, for chorus & organ
  7. O what their joy and their glory must be
  8. Preludes (3) on Welsh Hymn Tunes for organ: 2. Rhosymedre
  9. Vexilla Regis, for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, chorus, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones & organ
  10. Songs (3) of Praise: 1. Praise
  11. God omnipotent reigneth
  12. Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, motet for soloists, semi-chorus & orchestra (or organ) (Psalm 90)
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English Hymn Anthems
2015, King's College Choir

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