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Track(s) taken from CDA66220

A Hymn of St Columba

First line:
Regis regum rectissimi
composer
the very last days of 1962
author of text

Gordon Jones (baritone), Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: June 1986
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: January 1987
Total duration: 2 minutes 7 seconds
 
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St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)

Reviews

'Not to be missed' (Gramophone)

'The ensemble is superb, the solo work amazingly mature, and the range of tonal coloring a delight. This is an outstanding collection, beautifully and atmospherically recorded' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
The words of this hymn are attributed to St Columba (521-597) and Britten’s setting of them dates from the very last days of 1962. The work is simple in the best sense of the term. Its craftsmanship is as unerring as is its sensitivity to the text. St Columba was founder of the monastery of Iona and from the island shrine he made missionary journeys to the Highlands of Scotland.

from notes by Peter Lamb 1986

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