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Track(s) taken from CDH55463

A Hymn of St Columba

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

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Recording details: June 1997
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 32 seconds

Cover artwork: The Nativity (detail) by Stefan Lochner (c1410-1451)
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen , Alte Pinakotek, Munich / Artothek
 
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A Hymn of St Columba  Regis regum rectissimi  [2'32]

Other recordings available for download

Gordon Jones (baritone), Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (organ), David Hill (conductor)

Reviews

'This truly rich advent feast is performed wonderfully well on all counts and can be highly recommended' (Organists' Review)
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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Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
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