Gerald Finzi (1901-1956): God is gone up

This is the second of Finzi’s three opus 27 anthems,  it’s a setting of a text from the Preparatory Meditations by the Puritan poet Edward Taylor (1642–1729) combined with Psalm 47 which Finzi wrote in 1951 for a St Cecilia’s Day Service at St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn. The performance below was given by The Georgia…