Music for May 15, 2016

philip-wilbySunday at 10:30 a.m. the Saint Mark’s Choir sings Gerald Near’s haunting anthem “Spiritus Domini” and Philip Wilby’s beautiful anthem “If Ye Love Me.” Tyler Robertson plays organ works by Dietrich Buxtehude and Jon Roberts. Join us!

Pictured here is the British composer Philip Wilby (b. 1949). He grew up singing in church choirs and playing the violin, and for many years he was a Lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Leeds. He has written numerous works for voice, organ, and other instruments, most notably many fine compositions for brass band. Among the composers who were important influences on Wilby’s sacred works was the great British composer Herbert Howells.