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Drop, drop, slow tears Song 46

First line:
Drop, drop, slow tears
composer
author of text
1633; Poetical Miscellanies

 
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
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only
The English Hymn, Vol. 3 - Hills of the north, rejoice
CDP12103Archive Service

Details

Track 9 on CDA68013 [1'23]
Track 8 on CDH55436 [1'51]
Track 11 on CDP12103 [1'23] Archive Service
Track 10 on COLCD126 [1'46] Download only
Strain 1: Drop, drop, slow tears
Track 1 on SIGCD281 [2'00] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA68013 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-14-01309
Duration
1'23
Recording date
18 January 2013
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Rejoice, the Lord is king! (CDA68013)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: January 2014
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