A Year at WINCHESTER
The Choir of Winchester Cathedral
Simon Bell Organ, with Richard McVeigh Synthesizer*
directed by Andrew Lumsden
Track 4 directed by Simon Bell
"This is one of the best choral discs to come my way in a long time...There is a natural, underlying joy, enthusiasm and energy to their voices that simply cannot be fabricated." Classical music sentinel January 2012
"..The performances are exquisite, and the recorded sound is outstanding"
American Record Guide May 2012
The second in the new series from Regent charting a musical journey through the church’s year at well-loved cathedrals.
The Choir of Winchester Cathedral is regarded as one of the world’s finest choirs.
This journey in music features music appropriate to the main seasons of the church’s year, including first recordings of two works by Donald Sweeney, and the original version of John Rutter’s ‘Winchester Te Deum’ written for the Choir of Winchester Cathedral.
Features both the boy and girl choristers and men of the choir.
Advent Hail, gladdening light Charles Wood (1866-1926) (3:05)
Christmas God is with us (Christmas Proclamation) John Tavener (b.1944) (5:25)
Epiphany The Three Kings Jonathan Dove (b.1959) (5:20)
Candlemas Senex puerum portabat William Byrd (c.1540-1623) (2:30)
Lent Hear my prayer, O Lord Henry Purcell (1659?-1695) (2:34)
Annunciation Ave Maria Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) (3:40)
Palm Sunday Litany Donald Sweeney (b.1935) (7:06)
Easter – dawn Quem quaeritis Donald Sweeney (2:27)
Easter Day Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) (4:57)
Ascension Viri Galilaei Patrick Gowers* (b.1936) (7:35)
Pentecost The Spirit of the Lord is upon me Edward Elgar (1857-1934) (7:16)
Trinity Libera nos, salva nos John Sheppard (c.1515-c.1559) (3:30)
St Swithun, Winchester Te Deum John Rutter (b.1945) (9:39)
Total playing time: 65:04