for SATB voices in 4 to 8 parts, with organThis collection presents some of the finest anthems from the period that are suitable for varied use by modern cathedral, collegiate, and church choirs. It presents well-known works and less familiar anthems and includes examples of the three main types of anthem cultivated at the time - the full anthem, the full anthem with verses, and the verse anthem.
"The Restoration Anthem Volume 1 is a worthy addition to the library of any chapel or church choir . . . The editing, as one might expect, is first class, and each anthem is certainly worth exploration. Bring on volume two." - Richard Bannan, Music Teacher, Jan 05
"Each of them [Matthew Locke, Benjamin Rogers and Michael Wise], writing within the limitations of the restored church's musical capabilities, produced fresh, clean music in syllabic text settings, communicating the English language clearly, directly, and at times, affectingly. As such, a picture is painted of a time in English music, perhaps (Purcell excepted) less glorious than some, but full of unpretentious, pleasurable achievement. The editions are scholarly,
the layout exemplary, the introductory notes, which include some discussion of performance practice, helpful and informative." - Matthew Greenall, The Singer June 2004
Aldrich: Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord
Blow: God is our hope and strength
Child: Behold, how good and joyful a thing it is
Child: O praise the Lord, laud ye the Name of the Lord
Creighton: I will arise and go to my Father
Hawkins: O praise the Lord all ye heathen
Locke: Wherewithal shallity sit solitary
Purcell: O Lord God of hosts
Rogers: How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord?
Rogers: I beheld, and lo, a great multitude
Tucker: Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
Turner: Lord, thou has been our refuge
Wise: The ways of Sion do mourn
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