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Winchester Cathedral Choir
Fine Arts Brass†,  Simon Lenton trumpet‡
William Kendall tenor*, George Castle, Jonathan Hope organ,
directed by Andrew Lumsden

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Acknowledged as one of the foremost cathedral choirs in the UK, Winchester Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Andrew Lumsden, present a beautiful selection of music for Remembrance, and to commemorate the start of the First World War.

In addition to works regularly associated with Remembrance Sunday, and the Festival of Remembrance, held annually at the Royal Albert Hall, the recording also includes both of William Harris’ great 8-part anthems, Faire is the heaven, and Bring us, O Lord, Herbert Howells’ magnificent motet on the death of President Kennedy, Take him, earth for cherishing, Paweł Łukaszewski’s exquisite Nunc dimittis, and the first recording of Philip Moore’s major concert work, At the round earth’s imagined corners, with 9-part brass and percussion, originally written for the Southern Cathedrals Festival.

Track List

Faire is the heaven — William Harris (1883–1973)
Agnus Dei (from War Requiem, Op. 66) — Benjamin Britten* (1913–76) 4:03
For the fallen — Douglas Guest (1916–96)
Turn back O man — Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
Greater love hath no man — John Ireland (1879–1962)
Nimrod, from Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), Op. 36 — Edward Elgar (1857–1934), arr. William Harris | George Castle organ solo
Take him, earth, for cherishing — Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
For the fallen — Mark Blatchly‡ (b.1960)
Lord, thou hast been our refuge — Ralph Vaughan Williams‡ (1872–1958)
Nunc dimittis — Paweł Łukaszewski (b.1968)
Bring us, O Lord — Harris
At the round earth’s imagined corners — Philip Moore*†(b.1943) First recording

Total Playing time: 70:17

Production credits

Recorded in Winchester Cathedral 18/19 November 2013, 17/18 March 2014

Producer and engineer: Gary Cole

Assistant engineer: Andy Gammon

Editing: Steve Swinden and Gary Cole

Sample audio extracts


‘These are benchmark performances by which others  should be judged. Buy it!’ Organists’ Review March 2015

‘Another fine offering from the Winchester Cathedral Choir under the solid direction of Andrew Lumsden. You may recall the glowing review I posted for another recording from them a while back. The same sense of commitment and emotional engagement is present in this new recording …  you can’t help but feel your soul rise.’ Classical Music Sentinel  November 14

‘The gently inflected legato of the boys’ and girls’ voices here, well accompanied, and Andrew Lumsden’s spacious phrasing, deliver engagingly.’ Choir and Organ January 2015

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