Hear my prayer

Hear my prayer
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Peter White
Release date: 
January 1958
Featuring: 
  • Alastair Roberts (treble)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
RG 152

The very first recording by the Choir of St John's under George Guest. It was described by the Manchester Guardian as 'ecclesiastical pop' at the time.

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. A tender shoot (Goldschmit)
  2. Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn)
  3. Jesu, joy of man's desiring (J. S. Bach)
  4. Ave verum corpus (Mozart)
  5. I saw the Lord (Stainer)
  6. Ye now are sorrowful (Brahms)
  7. Sonata para órgano con Trompeta Real (Lidon)

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26 May 2019

 

Introit: Byrd  Gloria Tibi Domine
Tye: Missa Euge Bone
Gradual: Psalm 68 vv. 1–10 (tone v)
Preacher: The Chaplain 
Credo: VI
Hymns 239, 494 (tune 413)
Voluntary: Tomkins A Substantial Verse

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