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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Recorded on
12 July 2019

 

Introit: Howells A Hymn for St Cecilia
Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
Psalm 139 vv. 1–18, 23–24 (Skeats)
Stanford in C
Tavener: The Lord’s Prayer
Parry: Hear my words, ye people
Hymn 408(i)
Voluntary: Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G

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