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Shakespeare Anthems

Since 1983 the Friends have generally commissioned a new anthem to be sung at the annual Shakespeare service in April. The texts for these works have included words by Shakespeare but the hope is that the anthems will have a more general appeal and be taken up by cathedral and church choirs for use in choral services. As the Shakespeare Service falls within the Easter season, some of the anthems have reflected that.

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The powers of praise

The tyger

I will exalt you

I will lift up mine eyes

O sing unto the lord

At the round earth's imagin'd corners

The spacious firmament

Rise, heart

Jubilate deo

O praise God in his holiness

Lord, creator of light and life

Seek the Lord

Most glorious Lord of life

Great Lord of lords

Go forth into the world in peace

The King of kings

Let us now praise famous men

The mind of the maker

Bright sun of heaven

William Shakespeare 1616-2016

Music do I hear?

Andrew Fletcher

Paul Trepte

Peter Summers

Andrew Downes

Stephen Dodsworth

Arthur Wills

James Walker

Stephen Dodsworth

Guy Woolfenden

Stephen Dodsworth

James Gorick

John Joubert

Stephen Dodsworth

Alexander Flood

Anthony Baldwin

Grayston Ives

Andrew Henderson

Francis Jackson

Toby Young

Philip Stopford

Roderick Wiliams

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