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[7.1ch] Lord, We Come Before Thee Now ("Vienna")

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Uploaded by: woody-mc (02/26/17)
Composer: Knecht, Justin Heinrich
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
Last night, I stumpled upon David's fine performance of Basil Harwood's Quiet Voluntary for Evensong:

Surprisingly enough, I didn't get stuck on the voluntary so much, but on the hymn tune that preceded it. Over night, this tune had settled in my mind so that I was able to instantly reproduce it by ear. (That's why I played it in F-major, because I was assuming that as a "best guess" for most common hymn literature.)

After a bit of research on the piece and finally zapping through the attachments that David had uploaded with the "hymnuntary", I discovered that a) it was written in G-major instead of F and b) that the melody was written by the German composer and church musician Justin Heinrich Knecht. Although I did not yet find a version with German lyrics, I discovered one with different English lyrics here:,_We_Come_before_Thee_Now

In case there is a version in the German EGB or GL that any German members of The Hall know of, I would greatly appreciate to get to know the song number. -- Many thanks in advance.

For those who own a 7.1 surround system, an 8-channel FLAC file can be picked up here to get an impression of what it will sound like in my living room:
- URL:
- Player: Current versions of Media Player Classic are able to properly play multi-channel FLAC files.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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