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11 August 2020Choirs and singing

Choirs and singing

We will post messages about restarting singing in church and restarting the church choir as soon as we know when we are able to do this.

11 July 2020Services resume

St Mary's, Finedon Services

Our 9.30am service resumes on Sunday 12 July with organ music before, during and after the service. Music will include voluntaries by William Croft and John Stanley, Chorale Preludes by Buxtehude and J.S.Bach and Andriesson's 'Thema met varieties'.

11 July 2020

William Croft's Finedon Anthems

William Croft’s anthems ‘Praise God in His Sanctuary’, composed for the opening of the organ in St Mary’s, Finedon in 1717, and ‘Come all ye tuneful sisters’ written for Dr Dolben’s wedding in 1720, have now been published and are freely available to download from the website www.cpdl.org. Transcriptions of these anthems were made from the original manuscripts held in the Bodleian and Royal College of Music libraries by Robert Page and Jonathan Harris with generous support and advice from Professor Donald Burrows, an expert on early-eighteenth century English music. Performances of these anthems took place in Finedon after the 2014 organ restoration on two occasions by visiting singers and Peterborough Cathedral Choir.

See the William Croft page on cpdl for the anthems: http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/William_Croft.

The complete organ works of William Croft will be heard over the next few weeks as some of the music played before our 9.30am services. 

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