A Year at Southwark / The Choir of Southwark Cathedral

Album Summary

>Weelkes, Thomas : Alleluia, I heard a voice
>Moore, Philip : All Wisdom Cometh from the Lord
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Byrd, William : Teach me, O Lord
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hear my prayer
>Stainer, John : God So Loved the World
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O taste and see
>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus a 8
>MacMillan, James : A New Song, for chorus & organ
>Weakley, Alan : May the grace of Christ our Saviour, for chorus & organ
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : For Lo, I Raise Up, anthem, Op. 145
>Rose, Bernard : Surely thou hast tasted that the Lord is good, for chorus & organ
>Cox, Neil : War in heaven, for chorus & organ
>Ireland, John : Greater love hath no man
>Brahms, Johannes : Geistliches Lied, Op. 30
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This journey in music through a year at Southwark Cathedral charts some of the major festivals of the Church's year from Advent to Remembrance, and features a collection of both well-loved items and some less familiar works that might be heard at choral services.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
Some of the performances are wonderful, particularly James MacMillan's 'New Song' and Neil Cox's 'War in Heaven'. A few old chestnuts are heard here ('O Taste and See' of Vaughan Williams and 'God So Loved the World' of Stainer, the latter performed with the final measure curiously sung staccato). The performances are respectable but not compelling. The primary reason to get this is the new works you'd have trouble finding elsewhere: 'All Wisdom Cometh from the Lord' by Philip Moore, 'May the Grace of Christ our Savior' by Alan Weakly, and the works by Macmillan and Cox. Notes and texts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011).



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Works Details

>Weelkes, Thomas : Alleluia, I heard a voice
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Conductor: Peter Wright
  • Ensemble: Choir of Southwark Cathedral
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Moore, Philip : All Wisdom Cometh from the Lord
  • Performers: Stephen Disley (Organ); Andrew Tipple
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Rejoice greatly
  • Performer: Peter Wright (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Byrd, William : Teach me, O Lord
  • Performer: Jonathan Hope (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hear my prayer
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/25/1844

>Stainer, John : God So Loved the World
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : O taste and see
  • Performer: Jonathan Hope (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1952

>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus à 8
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1690-1739

>MacMillan, James : A New Song, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Weakley, Alan : May the grace of Christ our Saviour, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : For Lo, I Raise Up, anthem, Op. 145
  • Performers: Stephen Disley (Organ); Alastair Little
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Rose, Bernard : Surely thou hast tasted that the Lord is good, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Cox, Neil : War in heaven, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: Stephen Disley (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.

>Ireland, John : Greater love hath no man
  • Performers: Stephen Disley (Organ); Nicholas Ashby
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1912

>Brahms, Johannes : Geistliches Lied, Op. 30
  • Performer: Jonathan Hope (Organ)
  • Notes: Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (03/29/2011-03/30/2011); Southwark Cathedral, Longon, England (04/01/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1856