George Guest

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Born: February 9, 1924; Bangor, ME   Died: November 20, 2002; Bangor, ME  
George Guest is generally regarded among the finest British choral conductors of his time. Some musicologists have attributed the endurance, if not the very survival, of the English cathedral choir to him. He made more than 60 recordings with St. John's Choir (Cambridge), covering a broad range of repertory (Palestrina and Mozart to Tippett and Lennox Berkeley) and garnering consistent critical acclaim.

Guest was born in Bangor, Wales,
Read more on February 19, 1924. He attended the Friars school in his hometown and became a chorister by age 9 at the local cathedral. At 11 he sang in the choir at Chester Cathedral while taking private lessons to develop his keyboard skills. After serving four years in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he returned to Chester Cathedral as sub-organist in 1946. The following year he enrolled at St. John's under an organ scholarship, studying with Thurston Dart and Boris Ord. In 1951 the choir director, Robin Orr, resigned to focus on composition, leaving the post to Guest.

In the coming years, Guest, not least because of a healthy rivalry with David Willcocks who was director of the Choir of King's College, vastly improved St. John's choral standards. Beginning in the mid-'50s, Guest and his choir began appearing regularly on radio broadcasts, and in 1958 he made his first recording with the group, Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer, for the English label Argo. At Cambridge he became a lecturer in 1956, then the university's organist in 1974. In the mid-'70s Guest's growing interest in French music yielded two acclaimed recordings, the Duruflé Requiem and a collection of Fauré works. In 1978 Guest was elected president of the Royal College of Organists, serving in the post for two years. He retired from university lecturing in 1982, but continued his work with St. John's Choir, both in concert and on recordings, as well as in performances abroad. In 1991 Guest retired both from his directorship of St. John's Choir and from his organ post. He died on November 20, 2002. Read less
Mozart: Requiem / Guest, Kenny, Walker, Kendall, Et Al
Release Date: 06/29/2004   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10208   Number of Discs: 1
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Christmas Carols From St John's / Choir Of St John's College Cambridge, Guest
Release Date: 10/05/2004   Label: Chandos Collect  
Catalog: 6670   Number of Discs: 1
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Born: February 9, 1924; Bangor, ME   Died: November 20, 2002; Bangor, ME  
George Guest is generally regarded among the finest British choral conductors of his time. Some musicologists have attributed the endurance, if not the very survival, of the English cathedral choir to him. He made more than 60 recordings with St. John's Choir (Cambridge), covering a broad range of repertory (Palestrina and Mozart to Tippett and Lennox Berkeley) and garnering consistent critical acclaim.

Guest was born in Bangor, Wales,
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Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Kyrie Eleison
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Christe Eleison
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Kyrie Eleison
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Laudamus Te
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Gratias
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Domine Deus
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Qui Tollis
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Quoniam
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Cum Sancto Spiriti
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Credo in unum Deum
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Et incarnatus est
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Crucifixus
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Et resurrexit
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Sanctus
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Benedictus
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Agnus Dei
Haydn: Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5 - Dona nobis pacem
Haydn: Mass in B Flat - 'Schöpfungsmesse' - Hob. XXII: 13 - Kyrie
Haydn: Mass in B Flat - 'Schöpfungsmesse' - Hob. XXII: 13 - Gloria
Haydn: Mass in B Flat - 'Schöpfungsmesse' - Hob. XXII: 13 - Credo
Haydn: Mass in B Flat - 'Schöpfungsmesse' - Hob. XXII: 13 - Sanctus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat - 'Schöpfungsmesse' - Hob. XXII: 13 - Benedictus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat - 'Schöpfungsmesse' - Hob. XXII: 13 - Agnus Dei
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Kyrie
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Gloria
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Credo
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Sanctus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Benedictus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Agnus Dei
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Kyrie
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Gloria
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Credo
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Sanctus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Benedictus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Agnus Dei
Liszt: Missa Choralis (S.10) - Kyrie
Liszt: Missa Choralis (S.10) - Gloria
Liszt: Missa Choralis (S.10) - Credo
Liszt: Missa Choralis (S.10) - Sanctus
Liszt: Missa Choralis (S.10) - Benedictus
Liszt: Missa Choralis (S.10) - Agnus Dei
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus and Benedictus
Agnus Dei
No. 1. O magnum mysterium
No. 2. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
No. 3. Videntes stellam
No. 4. Hodie Christus natus est
No. 1. Timore et tremor
No. 2. Vinea mea electa
No. 3. Tenebrae factae sunt
No. 4. Tristis est anima mea
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 2. Et in terra pax hominibus
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 3. Laudamus te
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 4. Gratias agimus tibi
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 5. Domine Deus
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 6. Domine Fili Unigenite
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 7. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 8. Qui tollis peccata mundi
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 9. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 10. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
Vivaldi: Gloria, R.588 - 11. Cum Sancto Spiritu
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 2. Et in terra pax hominibus
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 3. Laudamus te
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 4. Gratias agimus tibi
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 5. Propter magnam gloriam
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 6. Domine Deus
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 7. Domine Fili Unigenite
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 8. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 9. Qui tollis peccata mundi
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 10. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 11. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
Vivaldi: Gloria in D, R.589 - 12. Cum Sancto Spiritu
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 1. Introitus: Requiem aeternam - Kyrie
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 2. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 3. Sanctus
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 4. Pie Jesu
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 5. Agnus Dei
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 6. Libera me
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 7. In paradisum
Greadwr nef a daear lawr
Pan fo'r stormydd garwa'n curo
Introit: Requiem aeternam
Kyrie eleison
Sequence: I. Dies irae
Sequence: II. Tuba mirum
Sequence: III. Rex tremendae majestatis
Sequence: IV. Recordare, Jesu pie
Sequence: V. Confutatis maledictis
Sequence: VI. Lacrimosa dies illa
Offertory: I. Domine Jesu Christe
Offertory: II. Hostias et preces
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Communion: Lux aeterna
And they came to a place named Gethsemane
Fling wide the gates
And when they had come to the place called Calvary
Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow
He made Himself of no reputation
King ever glorious!
And as Moses lifted up the serpent
God so loved the world
Holy Jesu, by Thy passion
Jesus said: Father, forgive them
Jesus is dying, in agony sore
And one of the malefactors which were hanged
I adore Thee, I adore Thee!
When Jesus therefore saw His Mother
Is it nothing to you
From the Throne of his Cross
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now..
All for Jesus - all for Jesus
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 1. Dixit Dominus Domino meo (Ps. 109/110)
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 2. Confitebor tibi, Domine (Ps. 110/111)
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 3. Beatus vir qui timet Dominum (PS. 111/112)
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 4. Laudate pueri Dominum (Ps. 112/113)
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Ps. 116/117)
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 6. Magnificat anima mea (Luc. 1:46-55)
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C - Kyrie
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C - Gloria - Qui tollis - Quoniam
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C - Credo - Et incarnatus - Et resurrexit
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C - Sanctus
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C - Benedictus
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli "Paukenmesse", Hob. XXII:9 in C - Agnus Dei
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Kyrie
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Gloria
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Credo
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Sanctus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Benedictus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat Major - Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ("Kleine Orgelmesse"), Hob.XXII:7 - Agnus Dei
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Kyrie
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Gloria
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Credo
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Sanctus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Benedictus
Haydn: Mass in B Flat, - "Harmoniemesse", Hob.XXII:14 - Agnus Dei
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 1. Introitus: Requiem aeternam - Kyrie
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 2. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 3. Sanctus
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 4. Pie Jesu
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 5. Agnus Dei
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 6. Libera me
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48 - 7. In paradisum
Fauré: Messe Basse - Kyrie
Fauré: Messe Basse - Sanctus
Fauré: Messe Basse - Benedictus
Fauré: Messe Basse - Agnus Dei
Duruflé: Requiem - Introït: Kyrie
Duruflé: Requiem - Domine Jesu Christe
Duruflé: Requiem - Sanctus
Duruflé: Requiem - Pie Jesu
Duruflé: Requiem - Agnus Dei
Duruflé: Requiem - Lux Aeterna
Duruflé: Requiem - Libera me
Duruflé: Requiem - In paradisum
Duruflé: Quatre Motets, Op.10 - Ubi caritas et amor
Duruflé: Quatre Motets - Tota pulchra es
Duruflé: Quatre Motets - Tu es petrus
Duruflé: Quatre Motets - Tantum ergo sacramentum
1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
2. Et in terra pax hominibus
3. Laudamus te
4. Gratias agimus tibi
5. Propter magnam gloriam
6. Domine Deus
7. Domine Fili Unigenite
8. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
9. Qui tollis peccata mundi
10. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris
11. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
12. Cum Sancto Spiritu


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