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‘Monks Gate’ was adapted from an English folk tune by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), who compiled and edited The English Hymnal of 1906. He began collecting English folk tunes in 1902 and used them to great effect in a number of his compositions. Vaughan Williams wrote many original hymn tunes including ‘Down Ampney’, which is sung to Come down O Love Divine and some of his best-known adaptations of folk tunes are ‘Easter Song’ (All creatures of our God and King), ‘Quem pastores laudavere’ (Jesu good above all other) and ‘Forest Green’ (O little town of Bethlehem).
from notes by Sarah Langdon © 1999
|Praise my soul|
Subtitled 'Favourite hymns from Jesus College Cambridge', this programme celebrates the rich and living tradition of hymnody through the exalted voices of the college's two chapel choirs and the thunderous voicings of the 2007 Kuhn organ.» More
|Praise to the Lord|
‘Exemplary’ (Gramophone)» More
|The English Hymn, Vol. 4 - All things bright and beautiful|
‘The boy and girl descants are on fine form’ (Classic FM Magazine)» More