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Angel voices, ever singing

Angel voices, ever singing. Francis Pott* (1832-1909). Written in 1861 for his friend and contemporary at Brasenose College, Oxford, William Kenneth Macrorie, who was Perpetual Curate of Wingates, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, 1860-61. The tune, ANGEL VOICES, was written by another of Macrorie’s friends, E.G. Monk*, who knew Macrorie when the two of them taught at St Peter’s College, Radley. Pott and Monk may therefore have worked together on a hymn for their friend. It was written for the dedication of a new organ, and entitled ‘For the Dedication of an Organ or for a Meeting of Choirs’. It was published in the Second Edition of Pott’s Hymns fitted to the Order of Common Prayer (1866), and...

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