Verse anthem for SAAB soli with SAATB chorus and organ, edited by Dr. Simon Anderson
17th century verse anthem, with two 'duelling' Countertenor soli. Edited by Dr. Simon J. Anderson from manuscripts in Durham Cathedral Library. Transposed up a minor third, with original note values. Small notes and bracketed accidentals are editorial.
For Candlemas / The Presentation of Christ at the Temple / Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
William Smith is best known for his setting of the Preces and Responses.
Text: Collect for the Purification of the Virgin Mary, 1549.