Funeral Music for Queen Mary

Queen Mary II 

Henry Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary

Henry Purcell, Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets, from the Funeral Music of Queen Mary, is the Introit for Choral Eucharist on Sunday, March 2, 2008, the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Read about Queen Mary II of England.                                                  

Read about Henry Purcell (1659-95).   [BNQ]   [CML]       

Read about Funeral Music for Queen Mary




Click to hear Henry Purcell's complete music for the funeral of Queen Mary sung by the Winchester Cathedral Choir with the Brandenburg Consort and the Baroque Brass of London, David Hill, conducting:        



                                                                                            Part 1: The Queen's Funeral March; Canzona (2:25); Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets (text)(4:30);                                                                                        Part 2:  The Queen's Funeral March (Recession); Man that is born of a woman (text) (1:16);                                                                                                Part 3:  In the midst of Life (text); Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets (text)(4:25);                                                                                                            Part 4Rejoice in the Lord always (text);                                                        Part 5: Remember not, Lord, our offences (text); Voluntary in c (2:58); Give sentence with me, O God (text) (4:28);                                                           Part 6: Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes (text);                                                Part 7: O, I'm sick of life (text); A Double Verse in G (4:50);                          Part 8:  My beloved spake (text);                                                                    Part 9:  Hear my prayer, O Lord and let my crying come unto Thee.; O God, Thou art my God (text) (2:45).


Click to Listen to the Aeode Consort sing Thou knowest Lord (text).

Click to listen to the Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna Choir, Richard Bylicki Berkeley, conducting, perform Thou knowest Lord.

Click to Listen to the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, sing Hear my prayer; listen as well to O God, Thou art my God (text).

Listen to the Arcadia Players Chorus, Ian Watson, conducting, perform O God, Thou art my God (text), Man that is born of a woman (text) , Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets (text)  .

Click to Listen to the Ad Hoc Singers peform Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes (text).

Walter/Wendy Carlos reworked the Funeral March for the Title Music of Stanley Kubrick's film The Clockwork Orange.  (Carlos was then on the verge of sexual reassignment.)


Click to hear the Funeral March linked to the finale, Death and Baptism, of The Godfather.



Click for the Henry Purcell main page in the Christ Church Cathedral music programme.