Favourite Hymns from Oxford

Morning has Broken Nearer my God to theeThe Christ Church quadrangle fountain shimmering in sunlight attractively adorns the cover of this collection of some of the greatest of all hymns. As Stephen Darlington says “hymns deal with weighty topics” and new arrangements (inc. also by Howard Goodall feature amongst these most spirited performances). Recorded Christ Church Chapel July 2004 in DDD sound.

Janácek: The Lord’s Prayer, Choral and Organ Music

A stunning recording of Janacek’s beautiful shorter Church works. When broadcast live on Radio 3 the reaction to “The Lord’s Prayer” (Otcenas) was astounding. The booklet includes an essay by leading critic / Slavonic specialist Ivan Moody.

An Oxford Evensong

– An Oxford Evensong (Griffin GCCD) contains a selection of music by composers connected with Oxford, including Parry, Harris, Harwood, Walton, Rose, Leighton, Armstrong and the first recording of a beautiful anthem by Sydney Watson.Coronation Te Deum

Stabat Mater

Haydn originally planned a moderate new choral work for his own singers and forces, and assumed he could not match Pergolesi’s setting of this beautiful text; but he became truly inspired in its writing, and turned in a work which helped the spread of his fame to Rome as well as to Paris and London.

  • Stabat Mater dolorosa
  • O quam tristis et afflicta
  • Quis est homo qui non fleret
  • Quis non posset contristari
  • Pro peccatis suae gentis
  • Vidit suum dulcem natum
  • Eia mater, fons amoris
  • Sancta Mater, istud agas
  • Fac me vere tecum flere
  • Virgo virginum praeclara
  • Flammis orci ne succendar
  • Fac me cruce custodiri
  • Quando corpus morietur
  • Paradisi gloria ut animae doneturFlammis orci ne succendar