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Glorious and powerful God

composer
author of text
possibly by R L Leeds ?

 
‘Glorious and powerful God’ is set apart from contemporary repertoire by its functional uniqueness, though it answers a recent vogue: chapel-dedication. The period saw an increase in private chapels; Lancelot Andrewes (Chapel Royal Dean 1619-26, just before Laud’s tenure) devised a formulary by 1620, expressly for the necessary ceremony. Its verse (author unknown) echoes his phraseology, drawn mainly from New Testament texts: the music’s rhythmic resilience and deep-toned onward flood must be a response to its strength, and focus on divine love.

from notes by David Pinto © 2017

Recordings

Gibbons: In chains of gold
SIGCD511Download only 10 November 2017 Release
Gibbons: Anthems
CDH55228

Details

Track 9 on SIGCD511 [4'59] Download only 10 November 2017 Release
Track 10 on CDH55228 [5'10]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55228 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-11610
Duration
5'10
Recording date
30 April 1999
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Gibbons: Anthems (CDA67116)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 2000
    Deletion date: March 2005
    Superseded by CDH55228
  2. Gibbons: Anthems (CDH55228)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: May 2007
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