A Meditation on Christ's Nativity

A Meditation on Christ's Nativity
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Jonathan Bielby
Release date: 
January 1968
Featuring: 
  • Michael Matthews, Martin Redfearn and Michael Turner (Trebles)
  • William Squire (Reader)
  • Peter Birts and Philip Pettifor (Tenors)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
550-ZRG 5550

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. Torches (Joubert)
  2. Adam lay y-bounden (Warlock)
  3. The Linden Tree Carol (arr. Jacques)
  4. There is no rose (Joubert)
  5. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (arr. M. Shaw)
  6. Up! Good Christian folk (arr. Woodward)
  7. Rocking (arr. Willcocks)
  8. Balulalow (Warlock)
  9. The Seven Joys of Mary (arr. M. Shaw)
  10. The Cherry Tree Carol (arr. M. Shaw)
  11. Ding dong! merrily on high (Williamson)
  12. Eastern Monarchs (Peter Naylor)
  13. King Jesus hath a garden (arr. C. Wood)
  14. O come, all ye faithful (Descant by J. Roland Middleton)

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23 February 2020

 

 

  • Responses: Tomkins (Peterhouse)
  • Psalm 109 (omit vv. 5-19) (Barnby, Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in B flat
  • MacMillan: O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Hymns 341, 461 (tune: Corvedale)
  • Preacher: Professor Deborah Howard - Professors Professing: The Human search for God - Architecture
  • Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar

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