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Workshop with Daniel Hyde
in Magdalen College School, Oxford on Saturday, November 19th 2011: 2 to 4.15 pm

Daniel Hyde is Informator Choristarum, Organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music at Magdalen College, Oxford; he is also a University lecturer in the Faculty of Music. At Magdalen he is responsible for training the renowned Choir of men and boys which sings seven services a week during term time, and he pursues a busy schedule of tours, concerts and recordings.

The workshop examined OUP's recent publication, English Church Music (right), a substantial collection of the finest English anthems of the past five centuries. Participants had the opportunity to sing items from that collection, and benefit from Daniel Hyde's expert choral instruction. Copies were provided, and could be bought at a reduced price after the workshop.

From the publisher's website:
Oxford Choral Classics: English Church Music
assembles in two volumes around 100 of the finest examples of English sacred choral music of the past five centuries. The first volume, dedicated to anthems and motets, presents both favourite and lesser-known works, from the exceptional Renaissance polyphony of Taverner, Tallis, and Byrd, through the Restoration led by Purcell, to the glorious works of the great nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers, including Wesley, Elgar, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, and Howells. The volume contains a number of more substantial works, including Mendelssohn's Hear my prayer, Stainer's I saw the Lord, and Naylor's Vox dicentis: Clama, as well as a wonderful selection of shorter pieces, from Gibbons's O Lord, in thy wrath to Walton's Set me as a seal upon thine heart. With the second companion volume of canticles and responses, this bipartite collection presents a comprehensive survey of English sacred music at its best.

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