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Essential Hymns

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>Goss, John : Hymn
>Stainer, John : Love Divine, all loves excelling
>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me
>     Eventide)
>Parry, Charles H. : Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune
>     Repton), anthem
>Croft, William : O God Our Help in Ages Past (Tune
>     St. Anne)
>Parry, Charles H. : O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)
>Dykes, John Bacchus : Holy, holy, holy "Nicaea"
>     Nicaea), for chorus & organ
>Miller, Edward : Hymn
>Purcell, Henry : Christ is made the sure foundation
>Teschner, Melchior : All glory, laud and honor
>Hymnal, New English : The Day of Resurrection! (tune Ellacombe), no 117
>Haweis, Thomas : Praise to the Holiest in the height (Tune
>     Richmond)
>Hymnal, New English : Praise to the Lord (Hast du denn, Jesu) (Tune
>     Lobe den Herren (also known as Praxis pietatis)), no
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : The Church's One Foundation
>     Aurelia)
>Elvey, George : Crown Him with Many Crowns, song (Tune
>     Diademata)
>Crüger, Johannes : Now thank we all our God (Nun danket alle Gott)
>Davies, Henry Walford : God Be in My Head
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Sullivan, Arthur : Onward! Christian Soldiers
>Irving, Robert : The Lord's my Shepherd
>Hughes, John (II) : Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Tune
>     Cwm Rhonda)
>Briggs, George Wallace : All Creatures of Our God and King (Songs of Praise no 439)
>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Traditional, Irish : Be Thou My Vision
>Monk, William Henry : All things bright and beautiful
>Croft, William : O Worship the King
>Sibelius, Jean : Be Still, My Soul, hymn (based on Finlandia)
>Dykes, John Bacchus : The King of love my Shepherd is (Dominus regit me)
>Anonymous, English : Let us with a gladsome mind, hymn
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
>Tallis, Thomas : Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker
>     Glory to Thee, my God, this night (Ta
>Scholefield, Clement Cotterill : Hymn
>     St. Clement)
>Horsley, William : There is a green hill far away
>     Horsley)
>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
>     Hymn to the Mother of God
>Traditional, Christmas : Let all mortal flesh keep silence (French)
>Welsh Traditional : Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Tune
>     St. Denio)
>Parry, John : Jesu, Lover of my soul (Tune
>     Aberystwyth)
>Filitz, Friedrich : Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (Tune
>     Mannheim)
>Stainer, John : Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune
>     Cross of Jesus) (New English Hymnal 3)
>Traditional, Christmas : Behold, the Great Creator
>Hymnal, New English : All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
>Redhead, Richard : Rock of ages (Tune
>     Redhead no 76)
>Dykes, John Bacchus : Eternal father, strong to save "Melita"
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Vulpius, Melchior : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen, canon
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Rutter, John : For the Beauty of the Earth, for chorus & orchestra

Album Summary

>Goss, John : Hymn
>Stainer, John : Love Divine, all loves excelling
>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me
>Parry, Charles H. : Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune
>Croft, William : O God Our Help in Ages Past (Tune
>Parry, Charles H. : O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)
>Dykes, John Bacchus : Holy, holy, holy "Nicaea"
>Miller, Edward : Hymn
>Purcell, Henry : Christ is made the sure foundation
>Teschner, Melchior : All glory, laud and honor
>Hymnal, New English : The Day of Resurrection! (tune Ellacombe), no 117
>Haweis, Thomas : Praise to the Holiest in the height (Tune
>Hymnal, New English : Praise to the Lord (Hast du denn, Jesu) (Tune
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : The Church's One Foundation
>Elvey, George : Crown Him with Many Crowns, song (Tune
>Crüger, Johannes : Now thank we all our God (Nun danket alle Gott)
>Davies, Henry Walford : God Be in My Head
>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piae Cantiones)
>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
>Sullivan, Arthur : Onward! Christian Soldiers
>Irving, Robert : The Lord's my Shepherd
>Hughes, John (II) : Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Tune
>Briggs, George Wallace : All Creatures of Our God and King (Songs of Praise no 439)
>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Traditional, Irish : Be Thou My Vision
>Monk, William Henry : All things bright and beautiful
>Croft, William : O Worship the King
>Sibelius, Jean : Be Still, My Soul, hymn (based on Finlandia)
>Dykes, John Bacchus : The King of love my Shepherd is (Dominus regit me)
>Anonymous, English : Let us with a gladsome mind, hymn
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
>Tallis, Thomas : Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker
>Scholefield, Clement Cotterill : Hymn
>Horsley, William : There is a green hill far away
>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God
>Traditional, Christmas : Let all mortal flesh keep silence (French)
>Welsh Traditional : Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Tune
>Parry, John : Jesu, Lover of my soul (Tune
>Filitz, Friedrich : Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (Tune
>Stainer, John : Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune
>Traditional, Christmas : Behold, the Great Creator
>Hymnal, New English : All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
>Redhead, Richard : Rock of ages (Tune
>Dykes, John Bacchus : Eternal father, strong to save "Melita"
>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
>Vulpius, Melchior : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen, canon
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Rutter, John : For the Beauty of the Earth, for chorus & orchestra
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Works Details

>Goss, John : Hymn
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Stainer, John : Love Divine, all loves excelling
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me :: Eventide)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1861

>Parry, Charles H. : Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune :: Repton), anthem
  • Performers: Richard Farnes (Organ); Roland Roberts
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Croft, William : O God Our Help in Ages Past (Tune :: St. Anne)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Parry, Charles H. : O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dykes, John Bacchus : Holy, holy, holy "Nicaea" :: Nicaea), for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Miller, Edward : Hymn
  • Performers: John Bowen (Tenor); Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Purcell, Henry : Christ is made the sure foundation
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Teschner, Melchior : All glory, laud and honor
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Hymnal, New English : The Day of Resurrection! (tune Ellacombe), no 117
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Haweis, Thomas : Praise to the Holiest in the height (Tune :: Richmond)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Hymnal, New English : Praise to the Lord (Hast du denn, Jesu) (Tune :: Lobe den Herren (also known as Praxis pietatis)), no
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : The Church's One Foundation :: Aurelia)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Elvey, George : Crown Him with Many Crowns, song (Tune :: Diademata)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1868

>Johannes Crüger (1598 - 1662) : Now thank we all our God (Nun danket alle Gott)
  • Performer: Richard Farnes (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Davies, Henry Walford : God Be in My Head
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Britten, Benjamin : Hymn to the Virgin
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Traditional, Christmas : In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1400

>Traditional, Christmas : Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1582

>Sullivan, Arthur : Onward! Christian Soldiers
  • Conductor: Wyn Morris
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Irving, Robert : The Lord's my Shepherd
  • Conductor: Wyn Morris
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Hughes, John (II) : Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Tune :: Cwm Rhonda)
  • Conductor: Wyn Morris
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Briggs, George Wallace : All Creatures of Our God and King (Songs of Praise no 439)
  • Performer: Martin How (Organ)
  • Conductor: Lionel Dakers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Hill
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Traditional, Irish : Be Thou My Vision
  • Performer: Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Monk, William Henry : All things bright and beautiful
  • Performer: Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Croft, William : O Worship the King
  • Performer: Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Sibelius, Jean : Be Still, My Soul, hymn (based on Finlandia)
  • Performers: Neil Mackie (Tenor); Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Dykes, John Bacchus : The King of love my Shepherd is (Dominus regit me)
  • Performer: Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Anonymous, English : Let us with a gladsome mind, hymn
  • Performer: Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Form: Choral

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
  • Performer: Alexander Anderson (Organ)
  • Conductor: George McPhee
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1905

>Tallis, Thomas : Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker :: Glory to Thee, my God, this night (Ta
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Scholefield, Clement Cotterill : Hymn :: St. Clement)
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1874

>Horsley, William : There is a green hill far away :: Horsley)
  • Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tavener, John : A Hymn to the Mother of God :: Hymn to the Mother of God
  • Conductor: Stephen Layton
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Traditional, Christmas : Let all mortal flesh keep silence (French)
  • Performer: Brian Runnett (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.

>Welsh Traditional : Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Tune :: St. Denio)
  • Performer: Brian Runnett (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Parry, John : Jesu, Lover of my soul (Tune :: Aberystwyth)
  • Performer: Brian Runnett (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Filitz, Friedrich : Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (Tune :: Mannheim)
  • Performer: Brian Runnett (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Stainer, John : Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune :: Cross of Jesus) (New English Hymnal 3)
  • Performer: Brian Runnett (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, Christmas : Behold, the Great Creator
  • Performer: Brian Runnett (Organ)
  • Conductor: George Guest
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.

>Hymnal, New English : All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
  • Conductor: Charles Smart
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Mason, Lowell : Nearer, my God, to Thee
  • Conductor: Maurice Vinden
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Redhead, Richard : Rock of ages (Tune :: Redhead no 76)
  • Conductor: Maurice Vinden
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Dykes, John Bacchus : Eternal father, strong to save "Melita"
  • Conductor: Maurice Vinden
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Traditional, Christmas : O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, Emmanuel), carol
  • Performer: Wilfred Brown (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Charles Smart
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 12th Century

>Vulpius, Melchior : Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen, canon
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
  • Performer: Charles MacDonald (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Warburton
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Rutter, John : For the Beauty of the Earth, for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: Neil Page
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1980