It was good to tackle a third anthem this week as well as beginning to make progress with Mr Linley.


As with the other anthems, this is “bouncy” baroque music and we shall sing semiquavers per the editorial markings throughout, with the exception of bar 95 in the second movement on page 34 (see below) where we retain the dotted crotchet / quaver of the score.

Page 30 (First Movement)

Bar 30             Down arrow on final semiquaver G (temptation to sing an A)

Bar 31             Change final A from quaver to semi-quaver preceded by semiquaver rest and bounce off the rest.

Bar 38             Shorten crotchet A to a quaver plus quaver rest; maybe write in the syllable “-oice” below it.

Page 31

Bar 40             Mark continuation from “strength” to “O Lord”.

Bar 44             Note ed. Semiquaver.

Bar 61 and 67 DITTO

Page 34 (Second Movement)

Bar 95             This is the exception where we retain the full quaver : delete editorial semi-quaver.

Bar 114           Change dotted minim to minim and crotchet rest with “n” of “shone” sung (in same tone D sharp) on the rest.

Bar 120           Remove tie and sing the dotted rhythm followed by two minims.

Page 36

Bar 143           Shorten dotted note to a minim.

Bar 150           Shorten crotchet C sharp to a quaver plus rest

Bar 154           Shorten Minim D sharp to a crotchet with a crotchet breath.

Page 38

Bar 174           Shorten minim E to a crotchet plus crotchet breath (but “n” sung at E pitch on the breath).

LINLEY – Last Movement Pages 41 to End

Bar 1: The “L” of “wonderful” is placed on the 4th beat and sung as F sharp.

Bar 6: Breath after “places”.

Bar 14: Breath after “places”.

Bar 20: Articulate the crotchets – not legato.

Bar 21: Articulate the quavers.

Bar 22: Comma (very short breath) after “-ength” but full minim A to follow.

Bar 24: Breath after “pow’r”.

Bar 35: Difficult to pitch the B of “strength”. It may help to circle the B of bar 34.

Bar 40: Breath comma after “pow’r”.