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Glory to thee, my God, this night

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Glory to thee, my God, this night must be numbered among the very finest of English hymns in its inspired combination of simplicity and dignity. The author of its text, Thomas Ken, probably wrote it during the 1670s when he was a Canon of Winchester Cathedral. It was included in his Manual of Prayers for the use of the scholars of Winchester College, together with the morning hymn Awake my soul. The serenely beautiful tune, known as Tallis’s Canon, was first published in Matthew Parker’s English Psalter in the 1560s. Tune and text were wedded in the eighteenth century or possibly earlier.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000

Recordings

Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only

Details

Track 18 on COLCD126 [2'42] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD126 track 18

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ISRC
GB-AKR-00-12618
Duration
2'42
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 18
    Release date: August 2000
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