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    Hymns from Bath Abbey
    Choir of Bath Abbey, Marcus Sealy Organ, Directed by Peter King


    Catalogue Number: REGCD445

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    Hymns from Bath Abbey
    Choir of Bath Abbey
    , with congregational choir*
    Marcus Sealy Organ, Directed by Peter King

    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

    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!

    “…the penultimate track makes me want to stand up and shout with joy... This is a truly wonderful performance of a lovely work… the stunning acoustic of Bath Abbey… Bath Abbey Choir under Peter King is a large, mixed ensemble that generates a satisfying, full-blooded sound, ably complemented by Marcus Sealy on the organ… quality of the highest order.  Cross Rhythms on Christmas from Bath REGCD390

    Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven*     Praise, my soul      2:42
    Dear Lord and Father of mankind     Repton     3:47
    Ye holy angels bright*     Darwall’s 148th          2:34
    Lo, he comes with clouds descending*     Helmsley     4:57
    A great and mighty wonder     Es ist ein’ Ros’     3:26
    Brightest and best      Bede     3:07
    The day thou gavest     St Clement     3:02
    Breathe on me, Breath of God     Wirksworth (Aylesbury)    2:01
    All for Jesus*      All for Jesus      1:43
    When I survey the wondrous cross     Rockingham     2:36
    Praise to the Holiest in the height     Somervell     4:08
    Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven     Lux Eoi     2:11
    Abide with me     Eventide     4:29
    All hail the power of Jesus’ name     Ladywell     2:39
    There’s a wideness in God’s mercy     Corvedale     3:27
    Thou, whose almighty word*     Moscow    2:24
    Crown him with many crowns*     Diademata     2:15
    O worship the King*     Hanover     2:55
    Jesus shall reign*     Galilee    2:17
    O thou who camest from above     Hereford     2:49
    Immortal, invisible*     St Denio     2:29
    Angel-voices ever singing*     Angel Voices      2:56
    Come, labour on     Ora labora     2:48
    Lord of all hopefulness     Slane     2:37

    Total Playing time:70:26

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