Favourite Hymns / Neary, Westminster Abbey Choir

Release Date: 7/25/2000
Label: Griffin
Catalog Number: 4018
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Number of Discs: 1

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$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This recording by the Westminster Abbey Choir, conducted by Martin Neary, was made in 1997, the year of the 50th anniversary of the wedding in Westminster Abbey of HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and two hymns from their Golden Wedding Service are included - May the Grace of Christ our Saviour, to Studland composed specially for the occasion, and Love Divine to the Welsh tune, Blaenwern. The popular response to the setting of St. Francis’ prayer, “Make me a channel of your peace” after the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, shows how much a hymn can mean to millions of people. Some others from that service are also included in the 20 favourites sung here with great passion.
Works on This Recording
1. O worship the king by William Croft
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque
2. The King of Love My Shepherd is by Alan Gray
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Modern
3. Make me a channel of your peace by Sebastian Temple
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
4. Be thou my vision by Traditional
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
5. Who would true valour see by Traditional
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
6. Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861 ; England
7. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Tune: Blaenwern) by William P. Rowlands
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Classical
8. May The Grace of Christ by Martin Neary
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Contemporary
9. Guide me, o thou great Redeemer by John Hughes
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: 20th Century
10. O God Our Help in Ages Past (Tune: St. Anne) by William Croft
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque
11. The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended by Traditional
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
12. I would be true by Traditional
Conductor: Martin Neary
Orchestra/Ensemble: Westminster Abbey Choir
Period: Baroque
13. O Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford), for chorus & organ by Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: Romantic
14. Give Rest, O Christ by Anonymous
Conductor: Martin Neary
15. Christ is Made the Sure Foundation [hymn set to a melody by Purcell] by Henry Purcell
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: Baroque
16. I vow to thee, my country, H 148 by Gustav Holst
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1921 ; England
17. Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Repton), anthem by Charles H. Parry
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; United Kingdom
18. O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum) by Charles H. Parry
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: Romantic
19. Eternal Father, strong to save (Navy Hymn or Melita) by John B. Dykes
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: Romantic
20. Praise to the Holiest in the Height by John B. Dykes
Conductor: Martin Neary
Period: Romantic
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