Evensong on Ascension Day

Evensong on Ascension Day
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Jonathan Bielby
Release date: 
January 1966
Featuring: 
  • The Revd S. W. Sykes (Precentor)
  • The Revd K. N. Sutton (1st Lesson)
  • The Revd J. S. Bezzant (2nd Lesson)
  • The Revd the Master (Prayers)
  • George Guest (Organ Voluntaries)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
RG 511-ZRG 5511

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. Voluntary (Purcell)
  2. Psallite Domino (Byrd)
  3. Psalms 24, 47, 108
  4. Evening Canticles (Sumsion in G)
  5. O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)
  6. The Lord ascendeth (Praetorius)
  7. Hymn: The head that once was crowned with thorns
  8. Chorale Prelude: "Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn: (J. S. Bach)

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