Heaven in Ordinarie
Choral and Organ Music by Philip Wilby
The Exon Singers, directed by Matthew Owens
Jeffrey Makinson organ
" the committed, expressive singing of the Exon Singers under the inspired direction of Matthew Owens will delight listeners ... A rewarding and enjoyable CD.."
" ..directness, rhythmic vitality and harmonies of almost luxurious beauty...this long-overdue survey boasts superb performances from all concerned.."
Best known as one of the most popular British composers for brass band, Philip Wilby also has a long-standing affinity with the medium of choral music. This second recording on Regent Records from the critically-acclaimed Exon Singers, directed by Matthew Owens, features a selection of his approachable sacred choral and organ works.
All first recordings, except track 11.
Companions of the Lord : An Evensong
Introit: Companions of the Lord (3:47)
Psalm 24: The Earth is the Lord’s (4:38)
Scriptural Sentence 1: Genesis 18: 2-3 (1:08)
Magnificat (for St Paul’s Cathedral) (5:42)
Scriptural Sentence 2: John 12:1-3 (1:38)
Nunc Dimittis (for St Paul’s Cathedral) (2:39)
Responses & Collects (6:02)
Ave Maria (4:30)
Final Responses (0:59)
Organ Voluntary: Recessional on Michael (3:31)
Two Choral Prayers
A Prayer for St Thomas (4:12)
Prayer (men’s voices) (3:34)
Organ Prelude (from A Passion for our Times) (2:02)
Two Wedding Anthems
Breathe on me, Breath of God (3:08)
Thou didst delight my eyes (4:51)
Prelude, Fugue and Toccata for Organ (10:29)
Total playing time: 64:03
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