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Henry Purcell: Rejoice In The Lord Alway (The Bell Anthem) By Henry Purcell

9 min
Henry Purcell: Rejoice In The Lord Alway (The Bell Anthem) By Henry Purcell

Religion and ritual through the verse anthems of Purcell

A notable example of religious music, Rejoice in the Lord always is a verse anthem composed in the relatively brief lifetime of Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Popularly known as the Bell Anthem, the work is a fine example of Baroque music for ATB soloists, SATB choir, strings and organ. 

Both instruments and verse conjure vivid religious imagery and Purcell’s evocative talent earned him a permanent place within the classical canon for centuries to come.

Full concert
Henry Purcell: Anthems & Fantazias By the Collegium Vocale Gent And Capriccio Stravagante Conducted By Skip Sempé
Eglise Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile, Paris
Composer
Henry Purcell
Henry Purcell
All artists
  • Skip SempéConductor
  • Capriccio StravaganteVocal and instrumental ensemble