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Great Hymns From Lincoln / Prentice, Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir

Great Hymns From Lincoln / Various
Release Date: 01/14/2014 
Label:  Priory Records   Catalog #: 1104   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John GossTraditionalDaniel L. SchutteJohn Barnard,   ... 
Performer:  Charles HarrisonAvalon SummerfieldGordon TrumanHugh Bourn,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hymn singing is a great tradition throughout much of the Christian world and rouses a great number of feelings and memories in us all. Many - myself included - will remember filing into the school hall for assembly, which included singing the tunes that stuck in our minds for the rest of our lives. This is certainly the first memory that came to mind when I started listening to this disc, the latest release from Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir.
 
The forty-strong choir, formed in 2001, is made up entirely of students at the Minster School. A number of them were previously choristers in the Cathedral Choir, and this is something that was noticeable; the choir contains a number of talented young musicians who
Read more contribute some very solid singing throughout.
 
The disc contains a number of very famous tunes including Praise my soul, Cwm Rhondda and Shine Jesus, Shine, many of which are presented in new arrangements by Aric Prentice and Charles Harrison; many with the addition of a Brass quintet. The arrangements are lively and remain largely true to the original, but at times the combined organ and brass slightly overwhelm the young voices of the choir.
 
The singing is solid and secure throughout, but the choir is definitely at its strongest during the unaccompanied passages, where the balance between vocal parts is very good, the diction at its clearest and the ensemble tight. In addition to this, five of the twenty-three hymns have sections performed by a soloist. The solos were performed to a high standard by well-chosen singers, their efforts mature and musical.
 
I feel that the brass quintet played very well, and their inclusion in various hymn arrangements was something I very much enjoyed. As one might expect, the organ playing was very strong, and for the most part complemented the choir very nicely.
 
I found listening to this disc a very pleasant experience. Though not exactly life-changing, it is a good solid CD from a group of talented young musicians.
 
-- Jake Barlow, MusicWeb International

 
Track List
1. Praise my soul the King of Heaven - J. Goss [2:36]
2. How Great Thou Art - Swedish Folk Melody [4:20]
3. Here I am, Lord - D. L. Schutte [4:47]
4. Christ triumphant, ever reigning* - J. Barnard [2:44]
5. Father, hear the prayer we offer - R. Vaughan Williams; Solo: Alice Jones [1:45]
6. When I survey the wondrous cross - E. Miller [3:28]
7. Come, let us join our cheerful songs - H.Lahee [1:38]
8. Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire - Christopher Mitchell [2:36]
9. Be still, for the presence of the Lord - D.J. Evans [2:34]
10. Lo! He comes with clouds descending - R.H. Lloyd [4:42]
11. O come, O come, Emmanuel - T. Helmore [3:36]
12. O Jesus, I have promised* - W H. Furguson [3:18]
13. In Christ alone - S. Townend [3:59]
14. The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended - C. Scholefield [3:06]
15. O blest Creator of the light - Peter Weatherley [3:18]
16. Guide me, O thou great Redeemer* - J. Hughes [2:20]
17. At the name of Jesus* - M. Brierley [2:18]
18. O holy city, seen of John - Sancta Civitas [2:46]
19. O thou who eamest from above - S.S. Wesley [2:45]
20. King of glory, King of peace - J.D. Jones [2:12]
21. Dear Lord and Father of mankind* - C.H.H. Parry [3:19]
22. All my hope on God is founded - H. Howells [2:43]  Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Praise my soul, the King of Heaven by John Goss
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2. O store Gud (How great thou art), hymn (tune Sanningsvittnet) by Traditional
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1886; Sweden 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3. I, the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am, Lord), hymn by Daniel L. Schutte
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4. Christ triumphant, ever reigning (tune: Guiting Power), hymn by John Barnard
Performer:  Avalon Summerfield (Trumpet), Gordon Truman (Trumpet), Hugh Bourn (Tuba),
Elliot Crouch (Trombone), Charles Harrison (Organ), Stuart [French Horn] Bower (French Horn)
Period: Modern 
Written: United Kingdom 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5. Father, hear the prayer we offer by Traditional
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ), Alice Jones (Voice)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. When I survey the wondrous Cross, hymn (Rockingham) by Edward Miller
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ), Ffion [Soprano Vocal] Frazher (Voice)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. Come, let us join our cheerful songs (tune Nativity) (NEH 349) by Henry Lahee
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (tune "Veni Creator") (New English Hymnal No. 138) by Traditional
Performer:  Christopher Mitchell (Voice), Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
9. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord, hymn for chorus by David J. Evans
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10. Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Tune: Helmsley) by Thomas Olivers
Performer:  R.H. Lloyd (Descant), Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
11. O come, O come, Emmanuel (tune Veni Emmanuel) (New English Hymnal No. 11) by Thomas Helmore
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
12. O Jesus, I Have Promised, hymn (tune "Wolvercote") (New English Hymnal No. 420) by William H. Ferguson
Performer:  Elliot Crouch (Trombone), Stuart [French Horn] Bower (French Horn), Hugh Bourn (Tuba),
Gordon Truman (Trumpet), Avalon Summerfield (Trumpet), Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
13. In Christ Alone, song by Keith Getty / Stuart Town
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14. The day thou gavest by Clement C. Scholefield
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
15. O blest Creator of the light (tune Lucis Creator), No. 150 by Traditional
Performer:  Peter Weatherley (Voice), Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
16. Guide me, o thou great Redeemer by John Hughes
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ), Elliot Crouch (Trombone), Avalon Summerfield (Trumpet),
Gordon Truman (Trumpet), Stuart [French Horn] Bower (French Horn), Hugh Bourn (Tuba)
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17. At the name of Jesus, hymn for chorus by John Michael Brierley
Performer:  Gordon Truman (Trumpet), Hugh Bourn (Tuba), Stuart [French Horn] Bower (French Horn),
Avalon Summerfield (Trumpet), Elliot Crouch (Trombone), Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
18. O holy city, seen of John by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19. O Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford), for chorus & organ by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: United Kingdom 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
20. King of glory, King of peace (tune Gwalchmai) by John David Jones
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
21. Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Repton), anthem by Charles H. Parry
Performer:  Avalon Summerfield (Trumpet), Charles Harrison (Organ), Eleanor Perry (Voice),
Elliot Crouch (Trombone), Hugh Bourn (Tuba), Gordon Truman (Trumpet),
Stuart [French Horn] Bower (French Horn)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; United Kingdom 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
22. All my hope on God is founded by Herbert Howells
Performer:  Charles Harrison (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
23. Shine, Jesus, Shine by Graham Kendrick
Performer:  Stuart [French Horn] Bower (French Horn), Avalon Summerfield (Trumpet), Elliot Crouch (Trombone),
Charles Harrison (Organ), Hugh Bourn (Tuba), Gordon Truman (Trumpet)
Venue:  Lincoln Cathedral 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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