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Crimond

First line:
The Lord's my shepherd
composer
melody
arranger
arranger
descant
author of text
along with William Whittingham and others, Scottish Psalter 1650
author of text
along with Francis Rous and others, Scottish Psalter 1650

 
This famous metrical version of Psalm 23 first appeared in The Scottish Psalter of 1650, every word of which was weighed by a group of Protestant divines for its faithfulness to the Hebrew text. The tune Crimond—initially set to another set of words—owes its provenance to The Northern Psalter of 1872, where it is attributed to one David Grant who became a teacher in various Scottish schools before being appointed French Master at Oundle. His advanced views on education were shared and encouraged by the Liberal and Whig Prime Minister Earl Russell. However, it is likely that the melody was actually written by Jessie Seymour Irvine, the daughter of the parish minister at Crimond-the-Town, in north-east Aberdeenshire. This much-loved hymn, with its pastoral text and wistful melody, has been frequently sung at weddings and funerals for well over a century. It was sung in this arrangement at the marriage of HM The Queen.

from notes by The Revd Dr James Hawkey © 2014

Recordings

All in the April Evening
CDH55243
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
Studio Master: CDA68013Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 3 on CDA68013 [3'06]
Track 15 on CDH55243 [3'16]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68013 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-14-01303
Duration
3'06
Recording date
18 January 2013
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Rejoice, the Lord is king! (CDA68013)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: January 2014
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