Ascribe unto the Lord

Ascrbe unto the Lord
Director of Music: 
Andrew Nethsingha
Organ Scholar: 
John Challenger
Release date: 
February 2013
Featuring: 
  • The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
Record label: 
Chandos
Catalogue number: 
CHAN10751

Ascribe unto the Lord is a collection of choral works composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, interspersed with an organ piece and psalm chant written by his father Samuel Wesley.

Track list
  1. Blessed be the God and Father
  2. Wash me throughly from my wickedness
  3. Ascribe unto the Lord
  4. Psalms 42 and 43
  5. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
  6. The wilderness and the solitary place
  7. Larghetto
  8. O give thanks unto the Lord
  9. O Thou who camest from above
  10. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
The polished sound of the Choir includes some very accomplished treble soloists.

Gramophone Magazine

A beautifully delivered account of Wesley’s chants. Highly recommended.

Choir and Organ Magazine

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This service was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6th March 2019. Music includes Gregorio Allegri's Miserere Mei, Deus, and William Byrd's Ne Irascaris, Domine

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The President of St John’s College – Dr Frank Salmon, FSA – has written programme notes for the Choir’s new recording, Locus Iste, telling the story of our College Chapel. The recording marks the 150th anniversary of the Chapel’s Consecration.

In the first part of these serialised notes, Dr Salmon explains how our current College Chapel came to be built.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer