Hyperion Records

Lo! He comes with clouds descending
composer
composer
descant to last verse
author of text
author of text

Recordings
'Christmas at St John's Cambridge' (CDA67576)
Christmas at St John's Cambridge
Buy by post £5.25 CDA67576  Please, someone, buy me …  
Details
Track 7 on CDA67576 [4'44] Please, someone, buy me …

Lo! He comes with clouds descending
EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Charles Wesley’s inspiring words for Lo! He comes with clouds descending were based on verses by John Cennick. Thomas Olivers derived the tune from a country dance, itself possibly by Thomas Arne, which he heard whistled in the street. This appeared in John Wesley’s Select Hymns with Tunes Annext under the name ‘Olivers’ in 1765, and four years later Martin Madan in his Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes produced a revised version called ‘Helmsley’. Vaughan Williams reharmonized it for the first edition of The English Hymnal, and the descant is by Christopher Robinson, Director of Music at St John’s from 1991 to 2002.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2006

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67576 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-57607
Duration
4'44
Recording date
15 January 2006
Recording venue
St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Christmas at St John's Cambridge (CDA67576)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: October 2006
    Please, someone, buy me …
   English   Français   Deutsch