The World of Saint John's

The World of St John's
Organ Scholar: 
Brian RunnettJonathan BielbyStephen CleoburyPeter White
Release date: 
January 1974
Record label: 
Argo
Catalogue number: 
Argo SPA 300
Track list
  1. Alleluia, I heard a voice (Weelkes)
  2. Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes (Purcell)
  3. Psalm 47
  4. Thou wilt keep him (S. S. Wesley)
  5. Like as the hart (Howells)
  6. O clap your hands (Vaughan Williams)
  7. Laudate pueri (Monteverdi)
  8. Omnes gentes plaudite manibus (Banchieri)
  9. Kyrie, from Paukenmesse (Haydn)
  10. O for the wings of a dove (Mendelssohn)
  11. O sacrum convivium (Messiaen)

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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