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John Holmes (d.1629)

EP9: Anthem for Candlemas Day 1608[/9]

A verse-anthem for SSAT soli, SAATB chorus and organ by the early-17th-century composer John Holmes (d.1629), reconstructed from the organ score by Ian Payne. It was composed for liturgical use on Candlemas Day 1608 (i.e. 2 February 1609 by our reckoning), while he was organist at Winchester Cathedral. The text is uncertain, but was very probably Psalm 24 vv.7-10, which are closely associated with the Feast of the Purification; the metrical version by Sternhold and Hopkins fits Holmes's attractive music very well indeed.

Voices:SSAT soli, SAATB chorus & organ
Duration:4 minutes
Publication Date:26 May, 2013
The following version is available
both on the Score Exchange web site and in print.
Cat NoDescriptionScore Exchange link
EP9Original pitch110373
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The following PDF file can be viewed by clicking the link below.
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original pitch, first few pages686.3kBEP_09.pdf
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Original pitch4m3.6MBEP_09.mp3
 

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