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Abide With Me And Other Favorite Hymns


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557578   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalCharles Hubert ParryWilliam KetheDavid Charles Walker,   ... 
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel ChoirMarlowe Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Listeners who enjoy traditional English/Anglican hymns will love this collection, performed with the lively spirit and knowing style we would expect from one of Britain's finest church choirs. Of course, it doesn't hurt a bit that the program includes some of the world's best-loved Protestant hymns and hymn-tunes, many of which are shared across denominations, from the Old Hundredth, Westminster Abbey, Darwall, and Hyfrydol, to Abbot's Leigh, Lobe den Herren, and Eventide. But we also get specifically Anglican favorites such as Vaughan Williams' beloved Come down, O Love divine (Down Ampney).


It's important to note that for the most part these are not just straight-from-the-hymnal renditions, but rather are enhanced
Read more arrangements, many with brass ensemble and descants. The performances are correspondingly powerful and moving. My complaint is that nowhere in the notes are we told where these arrangements or descants come from--critical bits of information that church musicians and other serious devotees of this repertoire would appreciate.


Just a couple of examples: it would be nice to know that the opening hymn, All people that on earth do dwell, is the arrangement Vaughan Williams contributed to Queen Elizabeth II's coronation (in Roy Douglas' brass/organ version), or that the unnamed tune for The Lord's my shepherd is in fact Crimond, as opposed to Martyrdom or Dundee, or any number of other fitting alternatives. It's hard to understand the reason for these omissions, but the singing and playing is first-rate just the same, so the listening experience is unfailingly rewarding, worthy of many repetitions--just the effect all good hymns should elicit. Strongly recommended.
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
All people that on earth do dwell by Traditional
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
2.
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
3.
All people that on earth do dwell by William Kethe
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1561; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
4.
King of glory, king of peace by David Charles Walker
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
5.
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones by Traditional
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
6.
Let all mortal flesh keep silence by Traditional
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
7.
Immortal, invisible, God only wise by John Roberts
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
8.
All my hope on God is founded by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
9.
The Lord's my shepherd by J. Seymour Irvine
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; Scotland 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
10.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! by Walter Greatorex
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
11.
Christ is made the sure foundation by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
12.
English Hymnal: no 1, Come down, O Love divine by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
13.
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation by Traditional
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
14.
Jerusalem by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
15.
Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
16.
Alleluia, sing to Jesus by Rowland Hugh Pritchard
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
17.
Ye holy angels bright by John Darwall
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
18.
My Song Is Love Unknown by John Ireland
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
Holy, holy, holy "NIcaea" by John Bacchus Dykes
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
20.
Glorious things of thee are spoken by Cyril Taylor
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
21.
O for a thousand tongues to sing by Carl G. Glaser
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
22.
Praise my soul, the King of Heaven by John Goss
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 
23.
O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum) by Charles Hubert Parry
Conductor:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsor Castle St. George's Chapel Choir,  Marlowe Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: United Kingdom 
Venue:  Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England (04/27/2004 - 04/29/2004) 

Sound Samples

All people that on earth do dwell (Tune: Old Hundredth): All people that on earth do dwell
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
King of glory, King of peace
Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Let all mortal flesh keep silent
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
Michael, "All my Hope on God is founded": All my hope on God is founded
The Lord's my shepherd: The Lord's my shepherd
Tell out, my soul
Christ is made the sure foundation (arr. of Z. 41): Christ is made the sure foundation
Come down, O Love Divine: Come down, O Love divine
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation
Jerusalem: And did those feet in ancient time ()
Abide with me
Alleluya, sing to Jesus!
Ye holy angels bright
My song is love unknown
Holy, holy, holy!
Glorious things of thee are spoken
O for a thousand tongues to sing
Praise, My Soul the King of Heaven: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
O praise ye the Lord

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