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This is the day

author of text
Psalm 118, 148, 91, 121 and 27

Commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton, this anthem was composed early in 2011, with a brief that it should be about 4-5 minutes in length, for choir and organ, with a text from the psalms. The composer writes: ‘My first thought was that the text should embrace both rejoicing and blessing, and I chose verses from five psalms which seemed to encompass what I wanted to express on behalf of us all. My next thought was that I wanted to write music which would be welcoming in spirit to the royal couple, their families, and to the many people witnessing this happy occasion all over the world.’

from notes by Collegium Records © 2012


This is the day
COLCD136Download only


Track 1 on COLCD136 [4'24] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD136 track 1

Recording date
16 January 2012
Recording venue
St Albans Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Thomas Hewitt Jones & Matthew Bennett
Recording engineer
Thomas Hewitt Jones & Matthew Bennett
Hyperion usage
  1. This is the day (COLCD136)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 2012
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