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All things bright and beautiful

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The text of All things bright and beautiful is likewise Irish, perhaps the best-known of a number of children’s hymns written by Cecil Frances Alexander, who was born in Derry in 1818. Perhaps disapproving of W. H. Monk’s Victorian tune to which the hymn was originally sung, in 1915 Martin Shaw (friend and collaborator of Vaughan Williams) fitted the text to a sturdy English folk-tune he called Royal Oak.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000


Rutter: Be thou my vision & other sacred music
CSCD514Download only
Rutter: Gloria & other sacred music
CSCD515Download only
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only


Track 14 on COLCD126 [2'20] Download only
Track 7 on CSCD514 [2'43] Download only
Track 4 on CSCD515 [2'43] Download only

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