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EditioPrinceps Catalogue


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John Holmes (d.1629)

EP11: Anthem for New Year's Day

A verse-anthem for SSAT soli, SAATB chorus and organ by the early-17th-century English composer John Holmes (d.1629), reconstructed from the organ score by Ian Payne. It was composed for liturgical use, probably in the first decade of the 17th century while he was organist of Winchester Cathedral, though the exact year is unknown. The text also is uncertain, but (but to judge from the brief musical incipit, 'we praise thee Lord') was very probably from a metrical Te Deum, a Sternhold and Hopkins version of which fits Holmes's attractive music very well indeed.

Voices:SSAT soli, SAATB chorus & organ
Duration:4 minutes
Publication Date:1 January, 1970
The following version is available
both on the Score Exchange web site and in print.
Cat NoDescriptionScore Exchange link
EP11Original pitch111818
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The following PDF file can be viewed by clicking the link below.
Original pitch, first few pages278.2kBEP_11.pdf
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Original pitch4m3.7MBEP_11.mp3

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