The Treasury of English Church Music: 1100-1965

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The Treasury of English Church Music: 1100-1965
Ambrosian Singers, Westminster Abbey Choir, Chichester Cathedral Choir, Guildford Cathedral Choir, St Pauls Cathedral Choir, Temple Church Choi

[ Erato / Warner Classics / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Saturday 20 February 2010

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.

Tracks:

anon.:
Sancte Dei pretiose
Perspice Christicola
Salve sancta parens
Sanctus and Benedictus
Alleluya psallat
Ave miles caelestis curiae
Conditor alme siderum - Hymn for Advent Vespers

Bairstow:
Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Battishill:
O Lord, look down from heaven

Blow:
Salvator Mundi
God is our hope and strength

Boyce:
The Heavens Declare

Britten:
A Hymn to the Virgin

Byrd:
Ave verum Corpus
Sing joyfully
Victimae paschali

Child, W:
O God, wherefore art thou absent from us?

Cornysh the elder:
Ave Maria Mater Dei

Crotch:
Lo! Star-Led Chiefs

Damett:
Beata Dei genetrix Maria

Davies, Peter Maxwell:
Ave Maria - Hail blessed flower

Davies, Walford:
Blessed are the pure in heart
Jubilate in G major

Dering:
Factum est silentium

Dunstaple:
Veni Sancte Spiritus

Elgar:
O hearken Thou, Op. 64
Give unto the Lord (Psalm XXIX), Op. 74

Excetre:
Sanctus & Benedictus

Farrant, R:
Hide not thou thy face

Frye, W:
Salve virgo mater pya

Gibbons, O:
Nunc dimittis (Short Service)
O clap your hands
This is the Record of John

Goss, J:
If we believe that Jesus died

Greene, M:
O Clap Your Hands Together

Holst:
Turn back, O man

Howells:
Magnificat (Collegium Regale, 1945)
A Spotless Rose
Sing Lullaby
Here is the Little Door
Humfrey:
O Lord my God

Ireland:
Greater Love Hath No Man

Joubert:
There Is No Rose

Leighton:
Give me the wings of faith

Marbecke:
Nunc dimittis

Morley:
Nolo mortem peccatoris
Out of the Deep
(version for countertenor soloist)
Out of the Deep
(version for tenor soloist)

Mundy, W:
Ah, helpless wretch

Nares:
The souls of the righteous

Noble, T:
Nunc Dimittis in B minor

Ouseley:
O Saviour of the world

Parsons, R:
Nunc dimittis from the First Great Service

Philips, P:
Ascendit Deus

Purcell:
Thou know'st, Lord, Z 58c
I will give thanks unto the Lord, Z21
Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z50
O Lord God of hosts, Z37
Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z15

Queldryk:
Gloria

Rootham:
Evening Service in E minor

Shaw, M:
Anglican Folk Mass: Creed

Stanford:
Te deum in B flat
Beati quorum via, Op. 38 No. 3
Sterndale Bennett:
God is a Spirit

Tallis:
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?

Thalben-Ball:
Evening Service in C major

Tomkins:
Nunc Dimitis
My beloved spake

Travers, J:
Ascribe unto the Lord

Vaughan Williams:
O Taste and See
Te Deum in G

Walmisley:
Evening Service in D minor

Walton:
Set me as a seal upon thine heart

Warlock:
I saw a fair maiden

Weelkes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo
All people clap your hands
O how amiable are thy dwellings
Lord, to Thee I make my moan, anthem for 5 voices
Alleluia, I heard a voice

Wesley, S S:
Cast me not away
Wash me throughly from my wickedness

White, Robert:
Christe qui lux es et dies

Wood, C:
Short Communion Service in the Phrygian Mode: Sanctus & Benedictus