Music by Tallis and Weelkes

Music by Tallis and Weelkes

Music by Tallis and Weelkes
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Peter White
Release date: 
January 1960
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
RG 237-ZRG 5327

This disc is available as part of the Decca Classics Box Set of George Guest's recordings with St John's. More information on the set is available here.

Track list

  1. Alleluia, I heard a voice (Weelkes)
  2. Nunc Dimittis (9th Service) (Weelkes)
  3. Voluntary for Organ (Weelkes)
  4. Voluntary for Organ (Anon.)
  5. Give ear, O Lord (Weelkes)
  6. When David heard (Weelkes)
  7. Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
  8. Te Deum (for 5 voices) (Tallis)
  9. Iam lucis orto sidere (for organ) (Tallis)
  10. Clarifica me, pater (for organ) (Tallis)
  11. Fantasy (for organ) (Tallis)
  12. In jejunio et fletu (Tallis)
  13. Audivi vocem (Tallis)

More about this release

I specially recommend a superb collection of Weelkes and Tallis

Edward Greenfield, The Guardian (14th August 1973)

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