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Sir John Goss

born: 27 December 1800
died: 10 May 1880
country: United Kingdom

Sir John Goss (1800–1880) has suffered at the hands of the slayers of Victoriana. Like Stainer, he merely responded to the musical demands of his day. Goss became one of the Children of the Chapel Royal in 1811. He was briefly a tenor in the Covent Garden opera chorus, later becoming organist at Stockwell Chapel. He was appointed organist of the then newly built church of St Luke in Chelsea in 1824, succeeding Attwood (of whom he was a pupil) as organist of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1838. Goss was appointed as one of the composers of the Chapel Royal in 1856 following the death of William Knivett; he was knighted in 1872, resigning his position at St Paul’s shortly afterwards. His pupils included Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir Frederic Cowen and Sir Frederick Bridge.

Goss wrote a musical drama, The Serjeant’s Wife, which ran at the London Lyceum for a hundred nights from 24 July 1827. He took to writing church music in later life. The opening phrase of Goss’s anthem If we believe that Jesus died is quoted on his memorial tablet in the Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the crypt of St Paul’s. The inscription reads: ‘His genius and skill are shewn in the various compositions with which he has enriched the Music of the Church. His virtues and kindness of heart endeared him to his pupils and friends who have erected this monument in token of their admiration and esteem.’

from notes by William McVicker 2005

Albums
'Praise to the Lord' (CDH55036)
Praise to the Lord
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'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 10 114-8,120-35' (CDP11010)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 10 114-8,120-35
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'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 11 119, 136-138' (CDP11011)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 11 119, 136-138
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'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 2 18-29' (CDP11002)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 2 18-29
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'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 4 41-55' (CDP11004)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 4 41-55
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'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 5 56-68' (CDP11005)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 5 56-68
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'Rejoice, the Lord is king!' (CDA68013)
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 7' (CDA67087)
The English Anthem, Vol. 7
'The English Anthem, Vol. 8' (CDA67483)
The English Anthem, Vol. 8
'The English Hymn, Vol. 2 – Jerusalem the Golden' (CDP12102)
The English Hymn, Vol. 2 – Jerusalem the Golden
'The Psalms of David' (CDS44101/12)
The Psalms of David
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Complete works available for download
If we believe that Jesus died St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Praise, my soul St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, Christopher Dearnley (organ), John Scott (conductor)
Praise, my soul Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)
Praise, my soul Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer (conductor), Rupert Gough (organ)
Psalm 119: 121-128 'Feci iudicium' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Psalm 119: 169-176 'Appropinquet deprecatio' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Psalm 127 'Nisi Dominus' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Psalm 128 'Beati omnes' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Huw Williams (organ)
Psalm 21 'Domine, in virtute tua' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Psalm 48 'Magnus Dominus' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Psalm 60 'Deus, repulisti nos' St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Blessed are all they that fear the Lord  First line to Psalm 128 'Beati omnes' (Goss)
Except the Lord build the house  First line to Psalm 127 'Nisi Dominus' (Goss)
Great is the Lord and highly to be praised  First line to Psalm 48 'Magnus Dominus' (Goss)
I deal with the thing that is lawful and right  First line to Psalm 119: 121-128 'Feci iudicium' (Goss)
If we believe that Jesus died (Goss)
Let my complaint come before thee  First line to Psalm 119: 169-176 'Appropinquet deprecatio' (Goss)
O God, thou hast cast us out  First line to Psalm 60 'Deus, repulisti nos' (Goss/Stewart/Harrison/Harrison)
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem  Semi-chorus of Praise the Lord, O my soul (Goss)
Praise the Lord, O my soul (Goss)
Praise, my soul (Goss)
Praise, my soul (Goss/Gray)
Praise, my soul (Goss/Tysoe)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  First line to Praise, my soul (Goss/Tysoe)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  First line to Praise, my soul (Goss)
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven!  First line to Praise, my soul (Goss/Gray)
Psalm 119: 121-128 'Feci iudicium' (Goss)
Psalm 119: 169-176 'Appropinquet deprecatio' (Goss)
Psalm 127 'Nisi Dominus' (Goss)
Psalm 128 'Beati omnes' (Goss)
Psalm 21 'Domine, in virtute tua' (Goss)
Psalm 48 'Magnus Dominus' (Goss)
Psalm 60 'Deus, repulisti nos' (Goss/Stewart/Harrison/Harrison)
The King shall rejoice in thy strength, O Lord  First line to Psalm 21 'Domine, in virtute tua' (Goss)
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