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Ride on, ride on in majesty

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (03/29/15)
Composer: George, Graham
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Hymn
Description:
This is my 36th entry in the Lenten Hymn-of-the-Day project. Actually, it is intended as being for the morning of Palm Sunday.

The words today were written by Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868) in 1820. Milman was ed­u­cat­ed at Green­wich and Eton, Eng­land. He then at­tend­ed B. N. C. at Ox­ford, where he took a first class in class­ics, and won the New­di­gate, La­tin Verse, La­tin Es­say, and Eng­lish Es­say priz­es. He be­came ca­non at West­min­ster and rec­tor at St. Mar­ga­ret’s, and, in 1849, dean of St. Paul’s. Thir­teen of his hymns were pub­lished in Heber’s (post­hu­mous) Hymns (1827), and in Mil­man’s own Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns (1837).

The music, "The King's Majesty" was composed by Graham Elias George (11 April 1912 – 9 December 1993) was a Canadian composer, music theorist, organist, choir conductor, and music educator of English birth. At first he employed traditional tertial harmony, but the influence of Hindemith led him to introduce quartal-quintal harmony as integral to his style.

Born in Norwich, he moved to Canada in 1928 at the age of 16. He studied the organ and music composition with Alfred Whitehead. He earned the Associateship (1934) and Fellowship (1936) of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Associateship (1935) of the Royal College of Organists. He was open to contemporary techniques and was a student of Paul Hindemith.

In 1953, George established the Kingston Choral Society and in 1954 he founded the Kingston Symphony. He was active as an organist/choirmaster in Kingston and Gananoque from 1946 to 1975. The Royal Canadian College of Organists elected him its president(1972–1974).

This tune was VERY popular, but it's quite rare now.
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Recorded in: Stereo
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