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Let the people praise you

First line:
May God be gracious to us
commissioned by James Lowry for Felsted School on the occasion of their 450th anniversary celebration service in St Paul’s Cathedral, 20 March 2014
author of text
Psalm 67: 1-3

These words were suggested to me by Felsted School, and I decided to write a gently unfolding melody that grows to a large central organ climax and then a big octatonic finish which would resound long and loud around St Paul’s Cathedral. The piece received its second performance in front of Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Felsted School later that same year.

from notes by Alexander L'Estrange © 2016


L'Estrange: On eagles' wings & other sacred music
Studio Master: SIGCD454Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 15 on SIGCD454 [4'46] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD454 track 15

Recording date
17 April 2015
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. L'Estrange: On eagles' wings & other sacred music (SIGCD454)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: April 2016
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