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St Clement

First line:
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
last verse descant
author of text

During his lifetime John Ellerton (1826–1893) wrote a large number of hymns and translations, and a glance at the index of almost any hymn book will reveal at least four or five of his works. Ellerton‘s contributions to English hymnody are best represented in Hymns Ancient and Modern and The Methodist Hymnbook (1933), which both include his original hymns The day thou gavest and This is the day of light and his translation from the Mozarabic Breviary of the fifth century of Sing alleluia forth.

Two hymn tunes of Reverend Clement Cotterill Scholefield (1839–1904) have been set to poems by Ellerton; the hymn tune ‘Irene’ is often coupled with Ellerton’s When the day of toil is done and on this recording The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended is set to Scholefield’s more familiar tune ‘St Clement’.

from notes by Sarah Langdon 1999


Praise to the Lord
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
SPCC2000Super-budget price sampler

Track-specific metadata for CDH88036 track 13

Recording date
3 February 1989
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Praise to the Lord (CDH55036)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: September 1999
  2. Praise to the Lord (CDH88036)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 1989
    Deletion date: September 1999
    Superseded by CDH55036
  3. The Music of St Paul's Cathedral (SPCC2000)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: July 2000
    Super-budget price sampler
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