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The Treasury Of English Church Music


Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 0846402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousJohn MerbeckeRobert ParsonsCharles Villiers Stanford,   ... 
Performer:  Harry GabbHarry BrammaRichard SealSimon Preston,   ... 
Conductor:  Denis StevensDouglas GuestSir George Thalben-BallJohn Dykes Bower,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian SingersAmbrosian PlayersWestminster Abbey Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here for the first time on CD are the celebrated five LPs of the HMV Treasury of English Church Music. Prefaced by the introductory speech Herbert Howells gave at the launch, and boasting more than 30 bonus tracks, this set offers a uniquely authoritative and comprehensive conspectus of the broad repertory of cathedral, collegiate and parish church choirs in the 1960s. Here for the first time on CD are the celebrated five LPs of the HMV Treasury of English Church Music. Prefaced by the introductory speech Herbert Howells gave at the launch, and boasting more than 30 bonus tracks, this set offers a uniquely authoritative and comprehensive conspectus of the broad repertory of cathedral, collegiate and parish church choirs in the 1960s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Veni sancte spiritus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Ambrosian Players
Period: Medieval 
2.
Sanctus and Benedictus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
3.
Sancte Dei preciose by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1100; Canterbury, England 
4.
Salve sancta parens by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1350; England 
5.
Perspice Christicola by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: England 
6.
Conditor alme siderum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
7.
Alleluia Psallat by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
8.
Ave miles celestis curie by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Ambrosian Players
9.
Nunc dimittis by John Merbecke
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
10.
Nunc dimittis by Robert Parsons
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
11.
Services in C major, Op. 115: Evening Service by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Sir George Thalben-Ball
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; England 
12.
Services in B flat major, Op. 10: Morning Service - Te Deum by Charles Villiers Stanford
Performer:  Harry Gabb (Organ)
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879/1910; England 
13.
Motets (3), Op. 38: no 3, Beati quorum via by Charles Villiers Stanford
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1905; England 
14.
O Saviour of the world by Ouseley, F.A. Gore, Sir
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
15.
O Hearken Thou, Op. 64 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Harry Bramma (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; England 
16.
Festival Choruses (3), H 134: no 2, Turn back O Man by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Richard Seal (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
17.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 1, Here is the little door by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
18.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 2, A spotless rose by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
19.
Carol-Anthems (3) for Chorus: no 3, Sing lullaby by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1920; England 
20.
Anglican Folk Mass: Creed by Martin Shaw
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
21.
Palestine: Lo! star-led chiefs by William Crotch
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1805-1811; England 
22.
Wherewithal shall a young man by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
23.
Nolo mortem peccatoris by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
24.
Gradualia, Volume 1: Part 2 - Ave verum corpus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1605; England 
25.
Gloria in excelsis Deo by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
26.
Cantica sacra (21), Volume 1: no 5, Factum est silentium by Richard Dering
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1618; Brussels, Belgium 
27.
O God, wherefore art thou absent from us by William Child
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
28.
Ascendit Deus for 5 voices by Peter Phillips
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
29.
Out of the deep by Thomas Morley
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
30.
Fifth Service: Nunc dimittis by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
31.
Ah, helpless wretch by William Mundy
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
32.
Short service: Nunc dimittis by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
33.
Hide not thou thy face by Richard Farrant
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
34.
Sing joyfully unto God our strength by William Byrd
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
35.
Christe qui lux es by Robert White
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
36.
O clap your hands by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
37.
This is the record of John by Orlando Gibbons
Performer:  Gerald English (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francis Baines
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jaye Consort of Viols,  Hampstead Parish Church Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 17th Century; England 
38.
Sanctus and Benedictus by J. Excetre
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
39.
Gloria by Queldryk
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1400 
40.
Ave Maria, mater Dei by William Cornysh
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
41.
Salve virgo mater pya by Walter Frye
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; England 
42.
Beata Dei genitrix, OH53 by Thomas Damett
Conductor:  Denis Stevens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1400; England 
43.
Out of the deep by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  John Morehen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hampstead Parish Church Choir
Period: Renaissance 
44.
All people clap your hands by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
45.
O how amiable are thy dwellings by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
46.
Lord, to thee I make my moan by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
47.
Alleluia, I heard a voice by Thomas Weelkes
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
48.
Victimae paschali laudes by Anonymous
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London All Saints Boys Choir,  New English Singers
Period: Medieval 
49.
My beloved spake unto me by Thomas Tomkins
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London All Saints Boys Choir,  New English Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
50.
Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildford Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
51.
O Lord my God by Pelham Humfrey
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildford Cathedral Choir
52.
I will give thanks unto the Lord, Z 21 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildford Cathedral Choir,  Guildford Cathedral Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1684; England 
53.
O clap your hands together by Maurice Greene
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildford Cathedral Choir
Written: 1743 
54.
Ascribe unto the Lord by John Travers
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildford Cathedral Choir
55.
The heavens declare by William Boyce
Performer:  Gavin Williams (Organ)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildford Cathedral Choir
56.
Salvator mundi by John Blow
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
57.
God is our hope and strength by John Blow
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1670s; England 
58.
Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
59.
O Lord God of hosts, Z 37 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Douglas Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
60.
Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Simon Preston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London All Saints Boys Choir,  New English Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680-1682; England 
61.
The souls of the righteous by James Nares
Conductor:  Sir George Thalben-Ball
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; England 
62.
O Lord, look down from heaven by Jonathan Battishill
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
63.
If we believe that Jesus died by John Goss
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; England 
64.
Evening Service in D minor by Thomas Attwood Walmisley
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Written: 1855 
65.
Cast me not away from Thy presence by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
66.
Wash me throughly from my wickedness by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
67.
God is a spirit by William Bennett
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
68.
Evening Service in A minor, Op. 17: Nunc dimittis by Thomas Tertius Noble
Conductor:  John Dykes Bower
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
69.
Short Communion Service in The Phrygian Mode by Charles Wood
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919 
70.
O taste and see by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
71.
Let all mortal flesh keep silence by Edward Bairstow
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
72.
Greater love hath no man by John Ireland
Conductor:  John Birch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; England 
73.
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis "Collegium Regale": Magnificat by Herbert Howells
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; England 
74.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
75.
Ave Maria, Hail Blessed Flower, carol for SATB chorus, J. 45 by Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chichester Cathedral Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1961 
76.
Give me the wings of faith by Kenneth Leighton
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; England 
77.
Give unto the Lord, Op. 74 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Worcester Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
78.
Te Deum in G major by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Denys Pouncey (Organ)
Conductor:  Anthony Crossland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
79.
Evening Service in E minor by Cyril Rootham
Conductor:  Anthony Crossland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wells Cathedral Choir
80.
Blessed are the pure in heart by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Sir George Thalben-Ball
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
81.
Jubilate in G major by Henry Walford Davies
Conductor:  Sir George Thalben-Ball
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Temple Church Choir

Sound Samples

Introductory speech
Sancte Dei pretiose
Perspice Christicola
Salve sancta parens
Sanctus & Benedictus
Alleluia psallat
Ave miles caelestis curiae
Conditor alme siderum
Gloria
Sanctus and Benedictus
Beata Dei genetrix Maria
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Salve virgo mater pia
Ave maria, mater Dei
Nunc dimittis (Merbecke)
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
Nolo mortem peccatoris
Ave verum corpus
Nunc dimittis (Parsons)
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Factum est silentium
O God, wherefore art thou absent from us?
Ascendit Deus
Out of the deep
Nunc Dimittis
Ah, helpless wretch
Nunc dimittis (Short Service)
Hide not thou thy face
Sing joyfully
Christie, qui lux es et dies
O clap your hands together
This is the record of John
Out of the deep
All people clap your hands
O how amiable are thy dwellings
Lord, to thee I make my moan
Alleluia: I heard a voice
Victimae paschali
My beloved spake

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