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Sedebit Dominus Rex

2005; Communion motet for the Feast of Christ the King; SATB; from the Strathclyde Motets; dedicated to Robert Pollock, OP
author of text
Psalm 28: 105, 11b

James MacMillan is a Lay Dominican and a very large proportion of his output has been inspired by his Catholic faith. Sedebit dominus rex is the seventh of the first set of fourteen communion motets—accessible in style and of only moderate difficulty—composed for Strathclyde University Chamber Choir between 2005 and 2010. He has composed three sets of these so-called Strathclyde Motets to date. In the opening section of this motet for the Feast of Christ the King the incisive soprano line shows the influence of ancient Celtic music, another area which has provided MacMillan with a rich source of inspiration.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2014


Out of darkness
Studio Master: SIGCD409Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on SIGCD409 [4'17] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD409 track 10

Recording date
3 July 2014
Recording venue
Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Out of darkness (SIGCD409)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: February 2015
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