Posted by: rbbadger | November 22, 2009

Great is the Lord

The British composer Sir Edward Elgar, 1st Baronet Elgar, member of the Order of Merit, and Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order was a skillful composer of music in many genres.  One area in which he excelled was in choral music.  Elgar was a Roman Catholic.  Nevertheless, like William Byrd before him, a Catholic composer of the Renaissance period, he also composed musical works for the Church of England as well.  One of the greatest of these is his anthem Great is the Lord.  A setting of Psalm 48, it was first performed in Westminster Abbey in 1912.

Enjoy!

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  1. I like it. 🙂

  2. This is gorgeous!

  3. Wow! Do you think our Ward Choir could work this piece up by Christmas? j/k I really liked that–especially the tenor solo in the middle. I can hear you singing that! I love that they had the music with the notes and words so I could follow along. Thanks for sharing!


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