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Track(s) taken from CDA66220
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

A Hymn of St Columba
First line:
Regis regum rectissimi
composer
the very last days of 1962
author of text

Other recordings available for download
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Introduction
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


Other albums featuring this work
'Advent at St Paul's' (CDH55463)
Advent at St Paul's
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55463  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  

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