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Great king of gods

composer
1617; probably composed to mark the departure of King James I to Scotland
author of text
written for the visit of James I to Scotland

 
‘Great King of Gods’ prefaced the one and only return by James to his native land, in 1617. Its chordally weighted, upbeat stately major mode confidently instructs Jehovah of Psalm 95 to safeguard the king’s passage and finally translate his person bodily heavenwards, thwarting decay.

from notes by David Pinto © 2017

Recordings

Gibbons: In chains of gold
SIGCD511Download only 10 November 2017 Release
Gibbons: Anthems
CDH55228
Music from the reign of King James I
CDA67858

Details

Track 5 on SIGCD511 [4'41] Download only 10 November 2017 Release
Track 15 on CDH55228 [4'43]
Track 2 on CDA67858 [4'31]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55228 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-11615
Duration
4'43
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 15
    Release date: April 2000
    Deletion date: March 2005
    Superseded by CDH55228
  2. Gibbons: Anthems (CDH55228)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: May 2007
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