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The Girl Choristers of The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
Mark Swinton and Colin Millington organ
Director Oliver Hancock
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This wide-ranging collection of sacred music for treble voices presents twenty-one pieces ranging from the seventeenth century to the present day, including several first recordings.

The Girls’ Choir of The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, was founded in 1990 by then Director of Music, Simon Lole, whose perennially popular ‘The Father’s Love’ is featured on this recording.

There are first recordings of ‘Four Short Anthems’ by Paul Bryan, written for St John’s College School, Cambridge – beautiful miniatures suitable as introits.

Also included are several major recent compositions for trebles including Mark Blatchly’s ‘Give us the wings of faith’, Sarah MacDonald’s ‘Miserere mei, Deus, together with pieces by Malcolm Archer and Peter Hurford.

The Girl Choristers rehearse after school on Mondays and sing Evensong on Wednesday each week during term time, as well as Sunday services at least once a month. They tour regularly, with recent venues including St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, and Bristol, Chester, St Paul’s, and Canterbury Cathedrals, and overseas tours to Germany and Normandy. The Girls are regularly heard on BBC Radio 3, have appeared on BBC One TV for the annual Easter Day broadcast in 2019 and Songs of Praise, and the Choir boasts a number of BBC ‘Choristers of the Year’ among its alumni.

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My song is love unknown – Malcolm Archer
2:40
I will sing of thy great mercies from St Paul, Op 36 – Felix Mendelssohn
2:18
Stabat Mater dolorosa (first movement) – Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
3:35
Four short anthems for upper voices and organ – Paul Bryan
God be in my head
1:45
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep
1:54
An Evening Hymn
2:00
Christ, who knows all his sheep
2:50
Miserere mei, Deus – Sarah MacDonald
4:18
Long since in Egypt’s plenteous land from Judith – C Hubert H Parry
4:32
Light of the world – Sir John Dankworth
2:26
I will lift up mine eyes – Colin Mawby
3:50
Round me falls the night, Op 268 – Paul Edwards
3:23
Ex ore innocentium – John Ireland
3:18
The Lord is my shepherd – Maurice Greene
3:27
Litany to the Holy Spirit – Peter Hurford, v3 descant by Oliver Hancock
3:11
O virtus Sapientiae – Hildegard of Bingen
2:15
Give us the wings of faith – Mark Blatchly
3:28
The Father’s Love – Simon Lole
3:08
Duo Seraphim – Richard Dering
2:27
I will worship – George Dyson
3:28
A song of peace from Bible Songs, Op 113 – Charles Villiers Stanford
4:41

Organists:

Mark Swinton tracks 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 18, 21

Colin Millington tracks 1, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20

Total Playing time: 64:51

Production credits

Recorded on 21/22 April 2023 in The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick

Recording producer and engineer: Gary Cole.

Recording assistant: Pippa Cole

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