Contratenor 1 part from Bow down thine ear O Lord [ORIGINAL PITCH]

page one of the Contratenor 1 part from Bow down thine ear O Lord [ORIGINAL PITCH]
This music has been transposed from the original key.

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Full details

A verse anthem for solo Tenor, SAATB chorus and organ by the seventeenth-century English composer John Ward (d.1638), reconstructed from the three surviving vocal parts in York Minster Library, by Ian Payne. One of the work's most attractive features is its simple and effect solo part, which contrasts with rich and sonorous five-part chorus sections. The text is from Psalm 86. (NB. This version is at the original pitch: for the music a minor third higher, see the transposed version.)

JOHN WARD (d.1638) Reconstructed and Edited by IAN PAYNE
3 minutes
Classical music

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