Robert Herrick (1591-1674) has long been known for the expression “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,” the first line of his poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.” More recently, audiences have been exposed to the work of this member of the 17th-century Cavalier Poets through John Rutter’s “What Sweeter Musick,” a setting of Herrick’s “A Christmas Caroll, sung to the King in the Presence at White-Hall.”
Herrick wrote more than 2500 pastoral and lyrical poems, focusing largely on English country living, the pleasures of love and the fleetingness of life. He was also an Anglican priest and country parson, and among his collection, Hesperides, are the “Noble Numbers” — poems on sacred subjects.
“Have, Have Ye No Regard” is a setting of Herrick’s “His Saviour’s Words, Going to the Cross.” This anthem for baritone soloist, SATB choir, and organ is especially appropriate for Good Friday.
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Score (voices, organ) — $12.99