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Track(s) taken from CDA67858

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

Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: March 2010
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Adrian Peacock
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: February 2011
Total duration: 4 minutes 31 seconds

Cover artwork: Engraving of James I.
Westminster Abbey Library / Copyright © Dean and Chapter of Westminster
 

Other recordings available for download

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor), Stephen Farr (organ), Donald Sweeney (bass), Nicholas Pepin (countertenor), Thomas King (countertenor)
Magdalena Consort, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Charles Daniels (tenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass) December 2017 Release
‘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

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