Music from: The State Funeral of Horatio, Lord Viscount Nelson K.B


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The Choir of Portsmouth Cathedral
David Price (director)

The death of Nelson has become the central event of the Battle of Trafalgar. Even at the time it over-shadowed all other aspects of the great drama, and public mourning for Nelson completely eclipsed the rejoicing for what was, after all, one of the most decisive naval victories ever won. People who had never even met him grieved for him.
There was a widespread sense of personal loss, and so the public grief for Nelson found its expression and release in an emotional public funeral. The ceremonies were spread over two days: a grand water-borne procession up the River Thames from Greenwich, where his coffin had lain in state; a huge and colourful procession through the streets of London; and finally a two-hour service in St Paul’s Cathedral, with stark, haunting words and glorious music.

1 Organ : Dead March from ‘Saul’ Handel
2 Funeral Sentences: 1. I am the Resurrection and the Life Croft
3 2. I know that my Redeemer liveth Anonymous
4 3. We brought nothing into this world Anonymous
5 Opening Sentence and Bidding Prayer Anonymous
6 General Confession Anonymous
7 Absolution Anonymous
8 The Lord’s Prayer Anonymous
9 Preces and Responses Ayleward
10 Psalm 39 Purcell
11 First Lesson: Job 14: 1-15 Anonymous
12 Magnificat Attwood
13 Second Lesson: I Corinthians 15: 20-22, 51-58 Anonymous
14 Nunc dimittis Attwood
15 The Apostles’ Creed Anonymous
16 Lesser Litany, Preces and Responses Ayleward
17 The Collects Anonymous
18 Anthem: Lord, let me know mine end Greene
19 Prayers for the King’s Majesty and the Royal Family Anonymous
20 Prayers in the Time of War and Tumults Anonymous
21 A General Thanksgiving Anonymous
22 A Prayer for St Chrysostom, The Grace Anonymous
23 Organ: Solemn Dirge Attwood
24 Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of out hearts Purcell
25 The Committal Anonymous
26 Final Prayers Anonymous
27 Anthem: His body is buried in peace Handel
28 The Grace Anonymous
29 Proclamation of the Titles Anonymous
30 Organ: Rule Britannia Arne
31 Te Deum Haydn