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Henry Purcell & Thou Knowest & Funeral March & Lenten Music

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, by Henry Purcell (1659-1695): “Thou Knowest, Lord” and Funeral March.

The March is famously in the soundtrack of Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. (Sunday music that is in the movies of Kubrick is getting to be a thing around here.) Choir of Clare College Cambridge directed by Timothy Brown, and the Baroque Brass of London.

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
shut not thy merciful ears unto our pray’rs;
but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty.
O holy and most merciful Saviour,
thou most worthy Judge eternal,
suffer us not, at our last hour,
for any pains of death, to fall away from thee.

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2 responses to “Henry Purcell & Thou Knowest & Funeral March & Lenten Music

  1. Since I’ve never seen A Clockwork Orange, I’ve never heard the before. What a wonderful and interesting piece.

    • wdydfae

      Hi Fannie! I’ve been away from active computer usage for a bit. Glad you liked it.

      Clockwork Orange is a disturbing but great and iconic movie–you should see it.

      Here’s the electrified Funeral March from the soundtrack:

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