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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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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The Choir began work today on a recording of Michael Finnissy's Anthems and Voluntaries, to be released on the St John's label in 2020.

First premiered by the Choir at a special service in June 2019, the work has been three years in the making, Composer-in-Residence Michael Finnissy collaborating closely with the Choir on each of its nine movements.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer