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Psalm 150

First line:
O praise God in his holiness
author of text
Psalm 150

Pageantry and ceremonial have always played a role in the life of a nation, and I was fortunate as a young musician to have known and briefly worked with William Walton, the acknowledged master of music for such occasions. I never imagined that one day I would be invited to contribute a setting of Psalm 150 to an event for which Walton himself would surely have written something if he had still been with us—the Golden Jubilee Service for HM The Queen, held in St Paul’s Cathedral on 4 June 2002. Seizing the opportunity to make full use of this unique building, I asked for three choristers to be placed high in the dome, from which position they sang as a trio at key points in the music.

from notes by John Rutter © 2015


Rutter: The Gift of Life & other sacred music
COLCD138Download only


Track 10 on COLCD138 [5'37] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD138 track 10

Recording date
16 July 2015
Recording venue
Fairfield Hall, Croydon, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Thomas Hewitt Jones
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Chris Kalcov
Hyperion usage
  1. Rutter: The Gift of Life & other sacred music (COLCD138)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2015
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