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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Faire is the Heaven, William Harris

Filmed at Keble College, Oxford, July, 2021 as part of LIVE From London, Summer 2021 Director: Barnaby Smith Singers: VOCES8, Apollo5 and guests

“Faire is the Heaven” is a choral piece composed by William Henry Harris, set to the words of poet Edmund Spenser. The music of “Faire is the Heaven” evokes a sense of ethereal beauty and celestial grandeur. The lyrics speak of heavenly harmony and the blissful state of paradise. Spenser’s words transport us to a realm of purity and serenity, where angelic voices mingle in perfect harmony. The composition explores the themes of divine love, peace, and transcendence, reflecting the longing for a heavenly existence free from the troubles of the earthly domain.


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