French Choral Jewels GCCD 4061

Price: £8.99 Choir of Worcester Cathedral; Director: Donald Hunt, Organs: Harry Bramma, Paul Trepte, Adrian Partington “This chosen collection was recorded over a 12 year period, during which time the Cathedral Choir built up an enviable repertoire of French Church Music.  Naturally the personnel of the choir changed, and the organ tone was improved, but the commitment and sincerity of the performances remained consistent, and this will be conveyed to… Read More

Hymns from Hereford Cathedral: 18 favourites GCCD 4060

Price: £8.99 Hymns from Hereford Choir of Hereford Cathedral; Director: Roy Massey (3 tracks Richard Lloyd) Organ: Robert Green “There has been a choir at Hereford Cathedral since the 13th century and there was an organ in situ by the 14th century ….The present Father Willis organ was built in 1892 and has been modified and renovated on several occasions Several influential musicians have held the post of organist over the… Read More

Favourite Hymns from St. Paul’s GCCD 4058

Price: £12.99 22 Great Hymns from St. Paul’s – St.Paul’s Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer A superb new popular collection from the glorious sound of  St. Paul’s Many hymns here have direct connections with St Paul’s, either through the text or the music (or both), and a number of others enjoy links with the cathedral. St Paul’s acts as a focal point for the faith and… Read More

Once Were Christmas Angels (Top Uk Boy Trebles sing Christmas Carols) GCCD 4057

Price: £8.99 “Once Were Angels : Christmas” Something different & wonderfully enjoyable! The new Boy Trebles compilation awaited by collectors from the 25-year period covered by Abbey Label. Once were Angels (4040) was a big success and this one is enthusiastically awaited for Xmas 2006.  It is much more intimate than a normal carols record and focusses on the purity of sound of the best boy trebles and will… Read More

Patrick Gowers: Choral & Organ Music GCCD 4056

Sheffield Cathedral Choir, Neil Taylor Price £12.99 Toccata & Fugue; Libera, Me / II; Viri Galilaei; Advent Sequence 4 parts: Ad te Levavi; Populus Sion ; Gaudete; Memento Nostri ; Holy, Holy, Holy; Balulalow; Occasional Trumpet Voluntary Patrick Gowers (born 1936) has never been a typical 20th century composer, much more moved by jazz and later inspired to write stage, film and TV music alongside people like… Read More

Songs of the Sea and Folk GCCD 4084

Price: £7.99 “This collection features songs drawn from opposite corners of England which during the 20th century experienced catastrophic decline in their traditional local industries: Cornwall now relies heavily on tourism and Tyneside has become a centre for science-based technology.  Traditionally, both have maintained a proud tradition of community music-making and we feature sea songs… Read More

YOUR SWEETEST NOTES (new music incl Laurisden’s O Magnum Mysterium) GCCD 4055

Price: £4.75 Director: David Dunnett;  Organ: Julian Thomas Tracklist [1]    Ye choirs of new Jerusalem   (Charles V. Stanford)     5:01 [2]    Prevent us, O Lord  (William Byrd)                           2:34 [3]    Come my way  (David Cooper)                                    2:28 [4]    My beloved spake (Patrick Hadley)                             2:52 [5]    A Song of Hosea  (Michael Nicholas)**                       3:09 [6]    St. Peter… Read More

The Virgin Mary’s Journey (Anthems to the Virgin from 15th to 20th centuries) GCCD 4054

Price £6.99 The Virgin Mary’s Journey; Salisbury Cathedral Choirs Director of Music: David Halls; Organist:  Daniel Cook Track list [1]     A spotless rose (Herbert Howells)                                        3.18 [2]     Ave Maria  (Marcel Dupré)                                                  2.41 [3]     Ave Maria (Max Reger) ORGAN                                         3.48 [4]     Magnificat in G (Charles Villiers Stanford)                           4.05 [5]     O magnum mysterium (Francis Poulenc)                               3.12 [6]     Prayer for a new… Read More

JANACEK: The Lord’s Prayers GCCD 4042

CATHEDRAL CHOIR, OXFORD Directed by Stephen Darlington, Andrew Carwood (tenor), Clive Driskill-Smith (organ), Victoria Davies (Harp), Aline Nassif (Piano) Griffin has assembled a world-class team here for discovery recordings of Janacek’s beautiful shorter church works. The reaction last spring when BBC Radio 3 broadcast a live performance of “The Lord’s Prayer” ( Otčenáš ) was astounding, predicting exceptional interest in this recording. Another notably beautiful piece is “On the… Read More