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George Shearing (1919–2011)

I Know that My Redeemer Lives Back

George Shearing had a long career as a recording and concert artist as a jazz pianist and with various ensembles, as well as a composer. In the 1970s, he made arrangements of 19th century American tunes for organ. The setting that you hear tonight is on the tune Antioch, composed in 1850 by F C Wood and published in The Sacred Harp. (This is not the familiar Lowell Mason tune of the same name, sung to "Joy to the world.")


There Is A Happy Land Back

These five variations are based on a mid-19th century hymn by the English jazz pianist.