Release date 1992
|Recorded 1991 at the Joseph Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, Chicago|
Label Harmonia Mundi France 907048
Producer Engineer: Lawrence Rock
Artists Paul Hillier, His Majestie's Clerkes
Similar Baltic Runes, Da Pacem, Baltic Voices 2, Carols From the Old & Ne, Litany for the Whale
A Land of Pure Delight: William Billings Anthems and Fuging Tunes is a 1992 album of hymns, anthems and songs written by William Billings performed by the American vocal ensemble His Majestie's Clerkes conducted by Paul Hillier on Harmonia Mundi Records as a sequel to their earlier Ghoostly Psalms: Anglo-American Psalmody 1550–1800.
The album was favourably reviewed by the Chicago Tribune as sung with "impeccable musicianship, full-throated tone, warmth and security of blend and expressive intelligence", and listed in the Penguin Guide to Compact Discs. The Digital Audio Music List reviewed the audio quality of the album as "technically exceptional in every positive way".
- "O Praise the Lord of Heaven"
- "Is Any Afflicted"
- "Funeral Anthem: Samuel the Priest"
- "I Am the Rose of Sharon"
- "Hear My Pray'r"
- "David's Lamentation"
- "As the Hart Panteth"
- "Easter Anthem: The Lord Is Ris'n Indeed"