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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! – Nicaea

First line:
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
author of text

The words are by Reginald Heber (1783–1826), Bishop of Calcutta from 1823. His hymns were mostly written while he was vicar of Hodnet, Shropshire, and published in a posthumous collection in 1827. This one was assigned to Trinity Sunday. The tune Nicaea, by John Bacchus Dykes (1823–76), was written for the hymn for the first edition of Hymns A&M (1861). Its classic form and dignity call for little beyond decoration, supplied in this arrangement with the descant in verse 4.

from notes by Nicholas Temperley © 2016

Le texte est de Reginald Heber (1783-1826), évêque de Calcutta à partir de 1823. Ses cantiques furent pour la plupart écrits quand il était pasteur de Hodnet, dans le Shropshire, et publiés dans une anthologie posthume en 1827. Celui-ci était destiné au dimanche de la Trinité. La mélodie Nicaea, de John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876), fut écrite sur ces paroles pour la première édition de Hymns Ancient & Modern (1861). Sa forme classique et sa dignité n’appellent guère qu’une ornementation, fournie dans cet arrangement par le contre-chant de la strophe 4.

extrait des notes rédigées par Nicholas Temperley © 2016
Français: Dennis Collins

Der Text stammt von Reginald Heber (1783–1826), ab 1823 Bischof von Calcutta. Das Gros seiner Hymnen schrieb er während seiner Zeit als Pfarrer in Hodnet in Shropshire, sie wurden 1827 posthum in einer Anthologie veröffentlicht. Diese ist dem Sonntag nach Trinitates gewidmet. Die Melodie Nicaea von John Bacchus Dykes (1823–1876) wurde für die erste Ausgabe von Hymns Ancient & Modern (1861) zu diesem Text geschrieben.

aus dem Begleittext von Nicholas Temperley © 2016
Deutsch: Ursula Wulfekamp


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Recording date
21 April 2015
Recording venue
King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Benjamin Sheen
Recording engineer
Benjamin Sheen
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    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: June 2016
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