Best known for his two books of madrigals (1604 and 1618) Thomas Bateson was organist and choirmaster first at Chester Cathedral from 1601 to 1608, and then at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin from 1609 until his death in 1630. This ambitious and impressive seven-part anthem is his only known sacred composition; it is thought to be his exercise for the B.Mus. degree at Trinity College, Dublin (he was probably the first recipient of a music degree from an Irish university); it may have been performed at a degree congregation in Dublin Cathedral on Trinity Sunday 1612. For seven voices, TrTrAATTB. ii + 8 pages. ISMN 979-0-57039-162-2.