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‘Great English Anthems’

A concert of choral masterpieces from 500 years of English church music.

Great is the Lord - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Almighty and everlasting God - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Hear my prayer, O Lord - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Lord, how long wilt thou be angry - Henry Purcell

Beati quorum via - Charles Stanford (1852-1924)

A Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Greater love hath no man - John Ireland (1879-1962)

Sing joyfully - William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

Wash me throughly - Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

O Lord, give thy holy spirit - Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

There is an old belief - Hubert Parry (1848-1918)

Evening Hymn - Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

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‘Lo! He Comes’

Choral music suitable for Advent, on 2nd December, 2017.

Creator of the stars of night - Plainsong

Hosanna to the Son of David - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Rorate coeli - Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Thou shalt know him - Mark Sirett (1952-)

Vox dicentis - Edward Naylor (1867-1934)

E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come - Paul Manz (1919-2009)

How beautiful upon the mountains - John Stainer (1840-1901)

Hymn: Lo! he comes with clouds descending

 (last verse harmonisation by John Cullen)

Benedictus in C - Charles V Stanford (1852-1924)

Let all mortal flesh - Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

O magnum mysterium - Morten Lauridsen (1943-)

Nova! Nova! - Bob Chilcott (1955-)

Lully lulla - Phillip Stopford (1977-)

Benedicamus Domino - Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

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‘Summer Jazz’

A choral concert of jazz-inspired music on 8th July 2017.

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho - - ) John Rutter (1945-)

Steal away  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - )

I got a robe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - )

Deep river  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - )

Music to Hear - George Shearing (1919-2011)

Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre (1970-)

It was a lover and his lass  - - - - ) Julian Thomas

Take, O take those lips away - - )

Little Jazz Mass - Bob Chilcott (1955-)

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‘German Gems’

Music mainly by Germanic composers on 25th March 2017

Ein feste Burg – Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)

Die mit Tränen säen - Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht – J.S Bach (1685-1750)

Insanæ et vanæ curæ – Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Geistliches Lied - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sancta Maria, mater Dei - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Missa tempore quadragesimae - Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Christus factus est - Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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