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Be strong and of a good courage

written for the coronation of James I on 25 July 1603
author of text
after Deuteronomy 31: 6 & Joshua 1: 6; the text is that used, in the Latin as Confortare et esto vir, at medieval coronations



English Madrigals
GIMSE403Gimell (budget price)
Music from the reign of King James I
Tomkins: The Great Service


Track 9 on CDGIM024 [2'34]
Track 17 on GIMSE403 [2'34] Gimell (budget price)
Track 1 on CDA67858 [3'23]

Track-specific metadata for GIMSE403 track 17

Recording date
20 July 1988
Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Chris Eyres & Sean Lewis
Hyperion usage
  1. English Madrigals (GIMSE403)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: September 2007
    Gimell (budget price)
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