Music for the Chapel Royal

Music for the Chapel Royal
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Brian Runnett
Release date: 
January 1964
Featuring: 
  • Inia te Wiata (Bass)
  • Christopher Keyte (Bass)
  • Christopher Bevan (Baritone)
  • Wilfred Brown (Tenor)
  • Robert Tear (Tenor)
  • Charles Brett (Alto)
  • Roger Parker (Treble)
  • The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields (Neville Marriner)
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
RG 444-ZRG 5444

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. They that go down to the sea in ships (Purcell)
  2. Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes (Purcell)
  3. My beloved spake (Purcell)
  4. O sing unto the Lord (Purcell)
  5. Lord, how long wilt Thou be angry (Purcell)
  6. Who hath believe our report? (Purcell)

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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