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O Lord our Governor

author of text
Psalm 8

The anthem O Lord our governor had its premiere in St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2005. It was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Butchers and uses words from Psalm VIII. The organ plays a prominent role with its extensive introduction and postlude. At times, the choir divides into two, providing antiphonal effects and an increasing sense of climax towards the end of the piece. The final C major cadential phrases in the organ prefigure the Toccata.

from notes by Andrew Hawes & Patrick Hawes © 2009


Hawes: Songs of Songs
Studio Master: SIGCD162Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on SIGCD162 [5'15] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD162 track 10

Recording date
2 December 2008
Recording venue
St Giles' Cripplegate, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Alexander Van Ingen
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Matt Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Hawes: Songs of Songs (SIGCD162)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: April 2009
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