Maurice Greene (2)

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Maurice Greene
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Maurice Greene (12 August 1696 – 1 December 1755) was an English composer and organist.

Biography

Born in London, the son of a clergyman, Greene became a choirboy at St Paul's Cathedral under Jeremiah Clarke and Charles King. He studied the organ under Richard Brind, and after Brind died, Greene became organist at St Paul's.

With the death of William Croft in 1727, Greene became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1730 he became professor of music at Cambridge University. In 1735 he was appointed Master of the King's Musick. At his death, Greene was working on the compilation Cathedral Music, which his student and successor as Master of the King's Musick, William Boyce, was to complete. Many items from that collection are still used in Anglican services today.

He wrote very competent music in the Georgian style, particularly long Verse Anthems. However his acknowledged masterpiece, 'Lord, let me know mine end', is a Full Anthem. Greene sets a text full of pathos using a polyphonic texture over a continuous instrumental walking bass, with a particularly effective Treble duet in the middle of the work. Both this section and the end of the anthem contain superb examples of the Neapolitan Sixth chord.
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Albums

ZRG 832 Maurice Greene (2) - Anthems album art Maurice Greene (2), St. Albans Abbey Choir* Directed By Peter Hurford Maurice Greene (2), St. Albans Abbey Choir* Directed By Peter Hurford - Anthems(LP) Argo (2) ZRG 832 UK 1976 Sell This Version
070978 Maurice Greene (2) - Songs And Keyboard Works album art Maurice Greene (2), Emma Kirkby, Lars Ulrik Mortensen Maurice Greene (2), Emma Kirkby, Lars Ulrik Mortensen - Songs And Keyboard Works(CD) Columns Musica Oscura 070978 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CDR 90000 152 Maurice Greene (2) - Maurice Greene - Overtures album art Maurice Greene (2), Garry Clarke (2), Baroque Band Maurice Greene (2), Garry Clarke (2), Baroque Band - Maurice Greene - Overtures(CD, Album) Cedille Records CDR 90000 152 US 2014 Sell This Version
10 090 Maurice Greene (2) - Trompete, Corno Da Caccia Und Orgel = Trumpet, Corno Da Caccia And Organ album art Bach*, Heinichen*, Greene*, Boyce*, Grossi*, Telemann*, Corrette*, Pezel*, Unknown ArtistLudwig Güttler, Kurt Sandau, Friedrich Kircheis Bach*, Heinichen*, Greene*, Boyce*, Grossi*, Telemann*, Corrette*, Pezel*, Unknown ArtistLudwig Güttler, Kurt Sandau, Friedrich Kircheis - Trompete, Corno Da Caccia Und Orgel = Trumpet, Corno Da Caccia And Organ(CD, Album) Capriccio Digital 10 090 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

60203 Maurice Greene (2) - Kindertotenlieder / Airs Et Mélodies = Arias & Songs = Arien Und Gesänge album art Kathleen Ferrier - Mahler* / Purcell* / Handel* / Maurice Green* / Mendelsshon* Kathleen Ferrier - Mahler* / Purcell* / Handel* / Maurice Green* / Mendelsshon* - Kindertotenlieder / Airs Et Mélodies = Arias & Songs = Arien Und Gesänge (Comp) Seraphim 60203 US 1972 Sell This Version
CDH 7610032, CDH 7 61003 2 Maurice Greene (2) - Kindertotenlieder / Arias & Songs album art Mahler* - Kathleen Ferrier, Vienna Philharmonic*, Bruno Walter, Gluck*, Handel*, Green*, Purcell*, Mendelssohn* Mahler* - Kathleen Ferrier, Vienna Philharmonic*, Bruno Walter, Gluck*, Handel*, Green*, Purcell*, Mendelssohn* - Kindertotenlieder / Arias & Songs(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) EMI, EMI CDH 7610032, CDH 7 61003 2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
GCD 99 Maurice Greene (2) - Die Orgel album art J. S. Bach*Händel*Saint-Saens*J. Haydn*Neefe*Rheinberger*Anonymus*Greene* / Boyce*C. Ph. E. Bach* J. S. Bach*Händel*Saint-Saens*J. Haydn*Neefe*Rheinberger*Anonymus*Greene* / Boyce*C. Ph. E. Bach* - Die Orgel (Comp) Capriccio (2) GCD 99 Germany 1999 Sell This Version