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Song 46

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Drop, drop, slow tears is a devotional reflection, sung at Passiontide but not specific to that season. Like The King of love and Let all mortal flesh, it was a Vaughan Williams ‘marriage’: in The English Hymnal he joined a poignant text by the Jacobean poet and clergyman Phineas Fletcher to one of Orlando Gibbons’s hymn tunes (Song 46, published in 1623). Interestingly, poet and composer are linked by their connection with King’s College, Cambridge, where Gibbons was a chorister and Fletcher a student.

from notes by Collegium Records 2000

Recordings

A Song of Farewell
Studio Master: SIGCD281Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Passiontide at St Paul's
CDH55436
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
Studio Master: CDA68013Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The English Hymn, Vol. 3 - Hills of the north, rejoice
CDP12103

Details

Strain 1: Drop, drop, slow tears
author of text
1633; Poetical Miscellanies

Track 9 on CDA68013 [1'23]
Track 8 on CDH55436 [1'51]
Track 11 on CDP12103 [1'23]
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author of text
1633; Poetical Miscellanies

Track 1 on SIGCD281 [2'00] Download only

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