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Romantic English Choral Works by Parry, Stanford & Vaughan Williams / Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir

Audio Samples

>Elgar, Edward : The Light of Life
>     Light out of darkness
>Elgar, Edward : Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode
>     "So many true princesses who have gone", for chorus & military band
>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia I, for chorus in F major
>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia II, for chorus & organ in E flat major
>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia III, for voice & organ
>Elgar, Edward : The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me, for chorus (prologue to "The Apostles")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ)
>Parry, Charles H. : Chorale Prelude for organ ("Martyrdom") (from Set 2)
>Parry, Charles H. : Songs of Farewell (6) for chorus
>     no 1, My soul, there is a country
>Parry, Charles H. : Chorale Prelude for organ ("Croft's 136th") (from Set 2)
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
>Parry, Charles H. : Hear My Words, Ye People for chorus & orchestra

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : The Light of Life
>Elgar, Edward : Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode
>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia I, for chorus in F major
>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia II, for chorus & organ in E flat major
>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia III, for voice & organ
>Elgar, Edward : The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me, for chorus (prologue to "The Apostles")
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ)
>Parry, Charles H. : Chorale Prelude for organ ("Martyrdom") (from Set 2)
>Parry, Charles H. : Songs of Farewell (6) for chorus
>Parry, Charles H. : Chorale Prelude for organ ("Croft's 136th") (from Set 2)
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
>Parry, Charles H. : Hear My Words, Ye People for chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Romantic English choral works by Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Vaughan Williams are sung by the Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir, which was founded in 1998 and regular performs at the Three Choirs Festival in addition to their duties at Worcester Cathedral for the services.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-).



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : The Light of Life :: Light out of darkness
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Ensemble: Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1896

>Elgar, Edward : Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode :: "So many true princesses who have gone", for chorus & military band
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1932

>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia I, for chorus in F major
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1880

>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia II, for chorus & organ in E flat major
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1880

>Elgar, Edward : O Salutaris Hostia III, for voice & organ
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Elgar, Edward : The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me, for chorus (prologue to "The Apostles")
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Mystical Songs (5) for baritone, chorus ad lib & orchestra (or organ)
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Parry, Charles H. : Chorale Prelude for organ ("Martyrdom") (from Set 2)
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Parry, Charles H. : Songs of Farewell (6) for chorus :: no 1, My soul, there is a country
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Parry, Charles H. : Chorale Prelude for organ ("Croft's 136th") (from Set 2)
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Parry, Charles H. : Hear My Words, Ye People for chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: George Castle (Organ); Ben Cooper (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Shellard
  • Notes: Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, England (2011-01-26_2011-01-27&2011-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic