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Christ triumphant, ever reigning – Guiting Power

First line:
Christ triumphant, ever reigning
Hymns for Today's Church
author of text

Michael Saward, now a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, was one of the group around Michael Baughen which produced Youth Praise I (1966) and II (1969) and went on to become the very influential group that called themselves Jubilate Hymns. His words are big in their gestures, but repetitive and formulaic in style. Michael Baughen’s tune for the words emphasized that weakness. John Barnard’s majestic ‘Guiting Power’ sweeps the words up in a wide-ranging, flowing melody that creates from them a fine hymn. John Barnard is head of modern languages at the John Lyon School, Harrow, but is also well known as a fine choir director and composer. The tune is named after a village in Gloucestershire some six miles east of Cheltenham.

from notes by Alan Luff © 1999


Praise my soul
Studio Master: SIGCD545Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The English Hymn, Vol. 1 - Christ Triumphant


Track 1 on CDP12101 [3'15]
Track 21 on SIGCD545 [4'00] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD545 track 21

Recording date
12 January 2018
Recording venue
Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Robin Hawkins
Hyperion usage
  1. Praise my soul (SIGCD545)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: October 2018
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