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A Hymn of St Columba

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

 
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

Recordings

Advent at St Paul's
CDH55463
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
CDA66220

Details

Track 18 on CDA66220 [2'07]
Track 9 on CDH55463 [2'32]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66220 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-22018
Duration
2'07
Recording date
27 June 1986
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Britten: A Ceremony of Carols (CDA66220)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: January 1987
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