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I was glad

composer
1902, for the coronation of Edward VII; revised 1911, for the coronation of George V
arranger
brass and organ arrangement
author of text
Psalm 122: 1-3, 6, 7

 
I was glad (from Psalm 122), arguably the greatest ceremonial anthem ever written, was commissioned for the Coronation of Edward VII in 1902. Very much with the choreography and pageantry of the monarch’s arrival at Westminster Abbey in mind, it was experimentally conceived to incorporate the opening processional march of the king and queen and their substantial entourages up the nave, the vivats (shouted traditionally by the scholars of Westminster School) at their appearance beyond the screen into the ‘theatre’, an interlude of prayer (‘O pray for the peace of Jerusalem’) and a final, dramatic climax in which the march is restored with even greater grandeur. Dissatisfied with the opening, Parry revised the introductory bars radically for the Coronation of George V in June 1911 so that it was much more arresting in its effect. Since then the anthem has been used in all subsequent coronations and for many royal weddings and state occasions.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2015

Recordings

Evensong Live 2019
KGS0038-DDownload only 13 September 2019 Release
A Knight's Progress
Studio Master: SIGCD410Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
An English Coronation 1902-1953
Studio Master: SIGCD569Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Anthem
Studio Master: SIGCD465Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Great Cathedral Anthems
Studio Master: SIGCD514Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Hear my words
SIGCD115Download only
Parry: I was glad & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68089Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Parry: Sacred Choral Music
CDA66273Archive Service
Service high and anthems clear
CDH88006Archive Service
The English Anthem, Vol. 5
CDA66758Archive Service
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
SPCC2000Super-budget price sampler

Details

Track 1 on KGS0038-D [7'11] Download only 13 September 2019 Release
Track 1 on CDA66273 [5'44] Archive Service
Track 1 on CDA66758 [6'06] Archive Service
Track 1 on CDA68089 [7'25]
Track 6 on CDH88006 [6'02] Archive Service
Track 14 on SIGCD115 [5'19] Download only
Track 1 on SIGCD410 [4'57] Download only
Track 14 on SIGCD465 [5'21] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD514 [4'46] Download only
Track 10 on SIGCD569 CD1 [6'58] Download only
Track 1 on SPCC2000 [6'06] Super-budget price sampler

Track-specific metadata for CDA68089 track 1

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-08901
Duration
7'25
Recording date
23 June 2014
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Parry: I was glad & other choral works (CDA68089)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 2015
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