God Is Gone Up With A Merry Noise is an anthem for six-part SSAATB choir. It sets a passage from Psalm 47, and is presented here in the original minim version with an Organ accompaniment by Vincent Novello.
William Croft (1678-1727) was an English composer, organist and choirmaster. He studied with John Blow at the Chapel Royal and later became organist at Westminster abbey. He is best remembered for the tune Saint Anne which was written for the hymn O God, Our Help In Ages Past, and also for his Funeral Sentences which have been sung at every British State Funeral since the 1700s.