Episode #1252

From English Chapels and Cathedrals

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Glorious sounds resound in historic buildings, a testament to the richness of a centuries-old musical art.

Program details:

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.

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