From English Chapels and Cathedrals
Monday, December 31, 2012
Glorious sounds resound in historic buildings, a testament to the richness of a centuries-old musical art.
ARTHUR WILLS: Carillon on Orientis Partibus –David Briggs (1892 Willis/Hereford Cathedral) Priory 247.
WILLIAM MATHIAS: Wassail Carol. RICHARD LLOYD: God from on high. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Frohlocket, ihr Völker, Op.79, no. 1. JOHN RUTTER: Sing we to this merry company –Hereford Cathedral Choir/Geraint Bowen, director/Peter Dyke (1892 Willis/Hereford Cathedral) Regent 388.
KENNETH LEIGHTON: O leave your sheep –Elizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey, director; Simon Preston (1892 Walker/Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London) Boston Skyline 124.
ROBIN MILFORD: Chorale Prelude on St. Columba –Malcolm Archer (1994 Mander/Winchester College Chapel) Regent 289.
EDWARD ELGAR: Loughborough Memorial Chime –John Butt (1934 Harrison/King's College Chapel, Cambridge) Harmonia Mundi 907281.
STEPHEN PAULUS: Pilgrim Jesus. JUDITH WEIR: Illuminare, Jerusalem. JUDITH BINGHAM: God would be born in thee –Choir of King's College/Stephen Cleobury, director; Tom Winpenny (1934 Harrison/King's College Chapel, Cambridge) EMI Classics 58070.
PIERRE COCHEREAU: Variations on Adeste fidelis (1970) –Jeremy Filsell (1967 Walker/Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) ASV 1104.