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Greater love hath no man

composer
1912
author of text

 
Greater love hath no man is a relatively early work, having been written in 1912 when Ireland was organist of St Luke's, Chelsea. Ireland orchestrated this anthem in the early 1920s, although it is usually performed in the version with organ accompaniment. This work frequently changes mood: it opens with a broad melody before the tempo quickens to an early climax and the music settles into a treble solo at 'Who, His own Self'. A baritone picks up the theme and the music quickly moves into a dramatic fanfare passage before reaching its thrilling climax. The final section gently sustains the tension which is only relaxed in the choir's final phrase and is continued even to the penultimate chord in the organ part.

from notes by William McVicker 1990

Recordings

Remembrance
CDA67398
The English Anthem, Vol. 1
CDA66374Archive Service

Details

Track 4 on CDA67398 [6'34]
Track 9 on CDA66374 [6'42] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA66374 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-37409
Duration
6'42
Recording date
29 June 1989
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. The English Anthem, Vol. 1 (CDA66374)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: June 1990
    Deletion date: March 2008
    Archive Service
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