Elgar’s setting is markedly less complex than many other similar works, and it falls into a number of sections each using new material. At the opening the altos, tenors and basses are in unison, later in two parts and with passages of block harmony. Elgar sets the central text ‘We have thought on Thy loving-kindness, O God’ for bass solo, and in the richer choral setting of the closing section finds invention that is reminiscent of similar moments in the oratorios.
from notes by Lewis Foreman © 2007
Great is the Lord Op 67 [9'34]
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|Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Robert Quinney (organ)|
|St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)|
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