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Great is the Lord, Op 67
composer
1910/2
author of text
after Psalm 47 (48)

Recordings
'Elgar: Cathedral Music' (CDH55147)
Elgar: Cathedral Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55147  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Elgar: Great is the Lord & other works' (CDA67593)
Elgar: Great is the Lord & other works
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'English Choral and Organ Music' (CDH55009)
English Choral and Organ Music
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDH55009  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service  
'The English Anthem, Vol. 5' (CDA66758)
The English Anthem, Vol. 5
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA66758  Archive Service  
'The Music of Westminster Cathedral' (WCC100)
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
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Details
Track 1 on CDA67593 [10'24]
Track 9 on CDH55009 [9'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Track 7 on CDH55147 [9'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 11 on CDA66758 [10'56] Archive Service
Track 1 on WCC100 [10'27] Super-budget price sampler

Great is the Lord, Op 67
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This setting was started in 1910 but without an immediate commission or performance in view it dragged on until 1912 and was first performed with organ accompaniment at Westminster Abbey on 16 July 1912 conducted by Sir Frederick Bridge. It was orchestrated in September 1913.

Elgar’s setting is markedly less complex than many other similar works, and it falls into a number of sections each using new material. At the opening the altos, tenors and basses are in unison, later in two parts and with passages of block harmony. Elgar sets the central text ‘We have thought on Thy loving-kindness, O God’ for bass solo, and in the richer choral setting of the closing section finds invention that is reminiscent of similar moments in the oratorios.

from notes by Lewis Foreman © 2007

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDA66313 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-31307
Duration
9'34
Recording date
11 May 1988
Recording venue
Worcester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Elgar: Cathedral Music (CDA66313)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 1988
    Deletion date: July 2003
    Superseded by CDH55147
  2. English Choral and Organ Music (CDH55009)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: May 1999
    Deletion date: July 2008
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
  3. Elgar: Cathedral Music (CDH55147)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: July 2003
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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