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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
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'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

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Details for CDA66758 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-75811
Duration
10'56
Recording date
30 June 1994
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. The English Anthem, Vol. 5 (CDA66758)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: February 1995
    Deletion date: November 2008
    Archive Service
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