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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27 February 2019

 

  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 128 (tone ii)
  • Hassler: Magnificat quinti toni
  • Nunc Dimittis quinti toni
  • Poulenc: Seigneur, je vous en prie​

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The President of St John’s College – Dr Frank Salmon, FSA – has written programme notes for the Choir’s new recording, Locus Iste, telling the story of our College Chapel. The recording marks the 150th anniversary of the Chapel’s Consecration.

In the first part of these serialised notes, Dr Salmon explains how our current College Chapel came to be built.

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer