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Wir pflügen

First line:
We plough the fields and scatter
composer
published in Hanover in 1800; doubtful attribution; NEH 262
author of text
translator of text

 
Matthias Claudius trained in theology but became a journalist and civil servant. In 1783 he published a short sketch of a harvest thanksgiving in a German farmhouse at which a song is sung. Verses of this were taken to make a hymn and set to the present tune in a publication of 1800. Jane Campbell translated the hymn some fifty years later and it has, since its inclusion in the Hymns Ancient and Modern Supplement of 1869, been a necessary part of any Harvest Festival. Though seeming light and unpretentious, the words are thoroughly biblical.

The tune’s composer rose from humble beginnings in Germany to be the Master of the Chapel to the King of Denmark. It has a wide range, but when a congregation’s imagination is captured, as with this hymn, no obstacle seems too great.

from notes by Alan Luff © 2002

Recordings

The English Hymn, Vol. 3 – Hills of the north, rejoice
CDP12103

Details

Track 20 on CDP12103 [3'16]

Track-specific metadata for CDP12103 track 20

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-10320
Duration
3'16
Recording date
19 June 2002
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The English Hymn, Vol. 3 – Hills of the north, rejoice (CDP12103)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: September 2002
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