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Christ the Lord is risen today

Lyra Davidica, 1708
author of text

The agreeably florid tune of Christ the Lord is risen today has a convoluted history: it was first published, with no composer credited, in an English collection called Lyra Davidica in 1708, but that version is much different from the one sung today, which seems to have finally crystallized, after various intervening alterations, in Hymns Ancient and Modern in 1861. Wesley’s text (originally of 11 stanzas) is finer than the anonymous Jesus Christ is risen today, to which text the tune is more often sung in England.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000


Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only


Track 12 on COLCD126 [4'12] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD126 track 12

Recording date
11 February 2000
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Geoff Miles
Recording engineer
Geoff Miles & Graham Kennedy
Hyperion usage
  1. Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time (COLCD126)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: August 2000
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