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First line:
You that have spent the silent night
1929; B flat major; SATB
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Goodmorrow dates from 1929 and was written at the request of Sir Walford Davies for the choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor, to sing at a service celebrating King George V's recovery from a serious illness. The words are by George Gascoigne, a Tudor poet, and Elgar went to one of his own early hymn tunes for the music. He conducted the first performance, which was broadcast.

from notes by Michael Kennedy © 1987


Elgar: The complete choral songs
CDA66271/22CDs Archive Service


Track 7 on CDA66271/2 CD2 [4'00] 2CDs Archive Service

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