[Lift up your hearts] (Merbecke)

[Lift up your hearts] (Merbecke)

Composer: John Merbecke, 1523-c.1585
Published in 3 hymnals

Composer: John Merbecke, 1523-c.1585

John Marbeck, Merbeck or Merbecke (c. 1510 – c. 1585) was an English theological writer and musician who produced a standard setting of the Anglican liturgy. He is also known today for his setting of the Mass, Missa Per arma justitiae. Probably a native of Beverley in Yorkshire, Merbecke appears to have been a boy chorister at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and was employed as an organist there from about 1541. Two years later he was convicted with four others of heresy and sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but received a pardon owing to the intervention of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. An English Concordance of the Bible which Merbecke had been preparing at the suggestion of Richard Turner, was however confiscated and destr… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Merbecke, 1523-c.1585
Incipit: 23432 121
Key: F Major


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