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Glories of Early English Music

    at St Lawrence West Wycombe

    Elysian Singers @30: Psalmfest #3

Part of the Wycombe Arts Festival

Purcell: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes
Purcell: O God, thou has cast us out
Purcell: O give thanks unto the Lord
Purcell: O God, Thou art my God
Byrd: Domine, quis habitabit
Byrd: Exsurge Domine
Byrd: Haec dies
Byrd: Domine secundum multitudinem
Tallis: The Sixth and Seventh Tunes
Parsons: Deliver me
White: Exaudiat te Dominus
Seager: Blessed be the Lord
Child: O God, wherefore art thou absent from us?
William Lawes: O God, my strength and fortitude
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William Byrd (born c.1540) and Henry Purcell (born 1659) are arguably the two greatest English composers before 1900: and we celebrate their contributions to the choral repertoire in a selection of their psalm settings, including Purcell’s ‘Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes’ and Byrd’s ‘Domine, quis habitat’. Added to the mix is music by other 16th-century English composers, including examples of Tallis’ famous tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter.