The Sound of St John's

The sound of St John's
Director of Music: 
George Guest
Organ Scholar: 
Alexander Martin
Release date: 
January 1991
Featuring: 
  • Andrew Carwood (Tenor)
Record label: 
Nimbus
Catalogue number: 
Nimbus NI 5335
Track list
  1. Psalm 112–Beatus Vir (Langlais)
  2. Songs of Zion (Robin Orr)
  3. (i) Be gracious to me, O God
  4. (ii) By the rivers of Babylon
  5. (iii) Sing to the Lord a new song
  6. (iv) Blessed by the Lord God of Israel
  7. Magnificat and Nunc dimittis–Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense (Tippett)
  8. A Sequence for Saint Michael (Howells)
  9. Requiem (Howells)
  10. Three Advent Carols (Hoddinott)
  11. (i) The Holy Son of God
  12. (ii) The Coming of the Lord
  13. (iii) Saviour of the nations
  14. Magnificat and Nunc dimittis–Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense (Howells)

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6 March 2019

This service was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6th March 2019. Music includes Gregorio Allegri's Miserere Mei, Deus, and William Byrd's Ne Irascaris, Domine

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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