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John Holmes (d.1629)

EP15: O Lord of whom I do depend

A verse-anthem for AA soli, SAATB chorus and organ by the early-17th-century composer John Holmes (d.1629), reconstructed from the organ scores by Ian Payne. Although a fragmentary work (no voice parts survive), the solos are clearly notated in the organ parts and it is perhaps Holmes's most easily-restorable verse anthem. It is scored for two countertenor (alto) soloists, and though undated was most probably composed while he was organist of Winchester Cathedral. With its regular, metrical-psalm-like solo phrases, it harks back to the late Elizabethan period.

Voices:AA soli, SAATB chorus & organ
Duration:5 minutes
Publication Date:26 May, 2013
The following original and transposed versions are available
both on the Score Exchange web site and in print.
Cat NoDescriptionScore Exchange link
EP15Original pitch114089
EP15TTransposed up a minor third114090
The downloadable score on Score Exchange costs US$1.50 (plus 20% VAT for buyers in Europe). Printed copies cost GB£1.50 and may be ordered from sales@severinus.co.uk
The following PDF files can be viewed by clicking the link below.
DescriptionSizeLink
Original pitch, first few pages979.5kBEP_15.pdf
Transposed up a minor third993kBEP_15T.pdf
The following MP3 file can be played by clicking the link below.
DescriptionDurationSizeLink
Original pitch5m0MB
 

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