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Wadely, If ye then be risen with Christ
Himself the son of a well-known organist, Frederick William Wadely, O.B.E., M.A., Mus.Doc., A.R.C.M., F.R.C.O (1882-1970) was for fifty years the much-loved organist of Chester Cathedral. A story is told that two organists happened to meet in the street one day in Chester and one of them asked the other if he was aware that Fred Wadely and Igor Stravinsky were both born in the same year. "Who's Stavinsky?" was the reply. This anthem was written for first and second sopranos, but might equally well be sung by soprano and baritone.

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The Quire of Chester Cathedral around the time Fred Wadely became organist
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