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Selby, Jubilate Deo
William Selby was organist of St. Peter's and Christ Episcopal Churches in Philadelphia. For the date this is a surprisingly elaborate setting, and it is quite a fine one exept fot the obvious fudging around bars 50 to 55. The treatment of the word "Holy" in the Gloria is particularly interesting, and in its way quite effective.

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, built 1761. Etching by M. M. Taylor, c. 1895.
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