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Choir of Bath Abbey, with congregational choir*
Marcus Sealy Organ,
Directed by Peter King
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The boys, girls and men of Bath Abbey Choir sing a selection of 24 well-loved hymns. Most are sung to the great tunes, known across the world, but also included are a couple of rarities, or alternative tunes, which deserve much wider recognition.
Many of the hymns have exciting arrangements, including Richard Marlow’s extended arrangement of “A great and mighty wonder’, with its double descant, Parry’s original setting of ‘Dear Lord and father of mankind’, and an extended version of “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy’ to Maurice Bevan’s incomparable tune, which has rapidly established itself as a classic hymn.
Joining the Abbey Choirs in a few of the larger hymns is a congregational choir, made up of singers from local choirs, and members of the Abbey congregation.
An up-lifting and inspiring disc!
Total Playing time:70:26
Recorded in Bath Abbey 10–12 March 2014 Producer and Engineer: Gary Cole
Assistant Producer: Shean Bowers, Assistant Engineer: Andy Gammon
Editing by Steve Swinden and Gary Cole
Sample audio extracts
‘Any listener who enjoys traditional choral hymn singing will appreciate this CD, particularly at its generous release price. Audio quality, courtesy of the ever-dependable Producer / Engineer Gary Cole, is also excellent.’ Cross Rythms March 2015