Ceremonial Music (Henry Purcell)

Ceremonial Music (Henry Purcell)
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Stephen Cleobury
Release date: 
February 1972
Featuring: 
  • Forbes Robinson (Bass)
  • Ian Partridge (Tenor)
  • Charles Brett (Counter Tenor)
  • James Bowman (Counter Tenor)
  • Malcolm Creese (Treble)
  • Simon Keenlyside (Treble)
  • Robert King (Treble)
  • Robert Smith (Treble)
  • Paul Williams (Treble)
  • Jane Ryan (Viol)
  • Simphoniae Sacrae
  • English Chamber Orchestra
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
Argo ZRG 724

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. Te Deum and Jubilate in D
  2. The complete Funeral Music

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Recorded on
30 June 2019
  • Responses and Preces: Leighton
  • Psalm 148 (Robinson)
  • Fayrfax: Magnificat Regale
  • Nunc Dimittis primi toni
  • Weir: Vertue
  • Hymns 383 (omit v. 3), 401 (omit v. 3)
  • Voluntary: J.S. Bach Fugue in E flat major (BWV 552ii)​

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