A Choral Festival (of works taken from previous recordings)

A Choral Festival (of works taken from previous recordings)
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Release date: 
January 1978
Record label: 
Decca
Catalogue number: 
Decca D112 D3
Track list
  1. Te Deum in D (H. Purcell)
  2. In exitu Israel (S. Wesley)
  3. In jejunio et fletu (Tallis)
  4. Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
  5. Exultate Deo (Palestrina)
  6. Magnificat Tone 1 (Victoria)
  7. O vos omnes (Gesualdo)
  8. Laudate pueri (Monteverdi)
  9. Jesu, joy of man's desiring (Bach)
  10. Ave verum Corpus (Mozart)
  11. Paukenmesse (Haydn)
  12. Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
  13. Ecce sacerdos magnus (Bruckner)
  14. Quatre motets (Duruflé)
  15. Cantique de Jean Racine (Fauré)
  16. Lord, thou hast been our refuge (Vaughan Williams)
  17. A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)
  18. Greater love hath no man (Ireland)
  19. Missa Brevis (Britten)
  20. O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)

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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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