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An inspired idea to couple well-known works by Purcell with pieces by his slightly older, and tragically short-lived, contemporary Pelham Humfrey. His anthem O Lord My God is cast on the largest of scales, and comes across superbly in excellent sound. Gilchrist and Davies are particularly impressive here, as they are in Purcell’s so-called ‘bell’ anthem, Rejoice in the Lord Alway. The choir is on top form, joined by an instrumental who’s who of the UK early music scene. Warmly recommended.

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