Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Music Spot- O Lord in thy wrath

I would have sworn that when I first heard and sang the anthem "O Lord, in thy wrath" at an RSCM Cathedral singers event in Bristol in about 1979 the music bore the name of composer Thomas Weelkes.

This and other recordings, however, all attribute it to Orlando Gibbons and so, I must confess, does every reference I can find. So either my memory is playing tricks on me or the attribution to Weelkes is now regarded as wrong or at best very much a minority view.

But whoever wrote this, it is a wonderful if somewhat gloomy anthem.

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