John Speller's Web Pages Key, The Collect for Purity

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Joseph Key, The Collect for Purity
Joseph Key (d. 1784), an excise officer and amateur musician of Warwick and Nuneaton, wrote this anthem based on the Collect for Purity. It is one of a number published by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Key of Nuneaton..

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Exeter Cathedral, where the Leofric Missal was used in the 11th. century and which contains the first known occurrence of the Collect for Purity, translated into English by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer for the 1549 Book of Common Prayer.
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