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Track(s) taken from CDP12103

St Paul's

First line:
Lord Jesus, think on me
composer
NEH 70ii
author of text
translator of text

Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer (conductor), Rupert Gough (organ)
Recording details: June 2002
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2002
Total duration: 1 minutes 56 seconds
 
Lent
1

Other recordings available for download

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Christopher Dearnley (organ)

Reviews

'The voices are magnificent; likewise the organ. The whole record is a delight' (Gramophone)

'There is nothing in this collection that is not worth hearing and much to treasure' (Cross Rhythms)
The huge repertoire of hymns of the Greek Orthodox Church has been raided effectively for a few fine hymns in English, although often the original is not translated but provides a beginning for the new hymn. So it is here. Synesius wrote a large cycle of hymns on Christian doctrine and at the end a small personal prayer. This provided A W Chatfield, a mid-nineteenth-century vicar, with the seed for this penitential hymn, with its litany-like repetition of the first line.

The tune is by John Stainer, who was organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, from 1872 to 1888. He wrote it for these words in 1874 for inclusion in the 1875 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern.

from notes by Alan Luff 2002

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