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Chorale Prelude on Rockingham

1975; after Edward Miller's adaptation on an early tune, NEH95; commissioned by OUP for the collection Chorale Preludes on English Tunes

Leighton composed the Chorale Prelude Rockingham in 1975 to a commission by Oxford University Press for inclusion in an organ collection Chorale Preludes on English Tunes. The hymn tune is set to the familiar words ‘When I survey the wondrous Cross’, and is used in the manner of a Bachian chorale prelude creating a sense of wonder and piety.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2008


Leighton: The World's Desire & other choral works

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