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LAUDA ANIMA (Goss)

Composer: John Goss

Sir John Goss, b. Fareham, Hunts, England, 1800; d. London, 1880 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Goss (1869)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.4.7
Incipit: 55551 76543 65342
Copyright: Public Domain

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Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King!

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John Goss (PHH 164) composed LAUDA ANIMA (Latin for the opening words of Psalm 103) for this text in 1868. Along with his original harmonizations, intended to interpret the different stanzas, the tune was also included in the appendix to Robert Brown¬ Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book (1869). LAUDA ANIMA is one of the finest tunes that arose out of the Victorian era. A reviewer in The Musical Times, June 1869, said, "It is at once the most beautiful and dignified hymn tune which has lately come under our notice." Try singing in concertato fashion: the unison stanzas sung by the congregation and stanza 2 as well as the original stanza 4 (see below) sung by the choir in harmony, preferably unaccompanied.
Frail as summer's flower we flourish, blows the wind and it is gone; but while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on. Alleluia, alleluia, praise the High Eternal One. -based on Psalm 103:15-17
Singers and accompanists will want to emphasize the melodic contours and not the marching rhythms emphasized by the bar lines. Organists, take advantage of Goss's interpretation of the various stanzas by playing the first stanza with solid and firm foundation stops, the second (if accompanied) with quieter sound, and the third with a very legato gentle sound on strings. Then open all the stops for a majestic conclusion on the fourth stanza. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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