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Fulda

First line:
We have a gospel to proclaim
composer
author of text

 
This immensely useful hymn arose out of the author’s involvement in the life of the Blackburn Diocese where he has served all his ministerial life. The Bishop of the Diocese made a call to mission to arouse the parishes to their responsibility in this field. The call centred on four meetings in every area in which were expounded the key elements of the Apostolic preaching, the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the Ascension. The hymn was written for these meetings with the four points being taken up in turn in the four inner verses. It was immediately seized upon for wider use and has become something of a standard hymn in our books.

The composer was a highly enthusiastic proponent of the works of the great classical German composers. He claimed that this tune was to be found in Beethoven somewhere, though where is a mystery, and despite many theories it has not been found. It is probably best thought of as being by Gardiner himself.

from notes by Alan Luff 2004

Recordings

The English Hymn, Vol. 5 – Lead, kindly Light
CDP12105

Details

Track 15 on CDP12105 [3'36]

Track-specific metadata for CDP12105 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-10515
Duration
3'36
Recording date
13 November 2003
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The English Hymn, Vol. 5 Lead, kindly Light (CDP12105)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: August 2004
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