Ascribe Unto the Lord - Sacred Choral Works of Samuel Wesley / Choir of St. John's College

> Blessed be the God and Father - Blessed be the God and Father
> Wash me throughly* - Wash me throughly
> Ascribe unto the Lord - Ascribe unto the Lord
> Ascribe unto the Lord - O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
> Ascribe unto the Lord - As for the gods of the heathen
> Ascribe unto the Lord - They that make them are like unto them
> Ascribe unto the Lord - The Lord hath been mindful of us
> Psalm 42, "Like as the hart desireth the water brooks" - Psalm 43, "Give sentence with me, O God" - Psalm 42, "Like as the hart desireth the water brooks" - Psalm 43, "Give sentence with me, O God"
> Morning and Evening Service in E major - Magnificat
> Morning and Evening Service in E major - Nunc dimittis
> The wilderness and the solitary place - The wilderness and the solitary place
> The wilderness and the solitary place - Say to them of a fearful heart
> The wilderness and the solitary place - Then shall the lame man
> The wilderness and the solitary place - And the ransomed of the Lord
> The wilderness and the solitary place - And sorrow and sighing
> 3 Pieces for a Chamber Organ, Book 2 - 3 Pieces for a Chamber Organ, Book 2: No. 2. Larghetto in F sharp minor
> O give thanks unto the Lord - O give thanks unto the Lord
> O give thanks unto the Lord - Who can express the noble acts of the Lord
> O give thanks unto the Lord - Blessed are they that alway keep judgment
> O Thou who camest from above - O Thou who camest from above
> Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

Album Summary

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Blessed be the God and Father
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Wash me throughly from my wickedness
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Ascribe Unto the Lord, for chorus & organ
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Work(s)
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Magnificat anima mea
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Nunc dimittis
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : The Wilderness and the Solitary Place, for chorus & organ
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Larghetto for organ in F minor
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : O give thanks unto the Lord
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : O Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford), for chorus & organ
>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge has selected some of the best-known choral works of Samuel Sebastian Wesley for inclusion on this disc, interspersing them with one of his organ works as well as a psalm chant by his father, Samuel Wesley.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
We are further treated to a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis setting of particular beauty and originality, further demonstrating the almost theatrical structural variety heard in his multipart anthems. Change of pace comes with a choice piece for solo organ, as well as two fetching Psalm-settings in modified Anglican chant form by his father, Samuel. Any aficionado of Anglican church music owes it to himself to explore this. The St John's College Choir performs with admirable facility and sincere sacred sentiment. Chandos sees to exceptional sound quality as well as a complete and useful booklet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012).



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Works Details

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Blessed be the God and Father
  • Performers: Peter Hicks (Treble); John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Ensemble: Choir of St. John's College Cambridge
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833/1884

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Wash me throughly from my wickedness
  • Performers: Jason Cobb (Treble); John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Ascribe Unto the Lord, for chorus & organ
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Work(s) :: Psalm 42 "Like as the hart desireth the water-brooks" / Psalm 43 "Give sentence with me,
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Magnificat anima mea
  • Performers: Geoffrey Clapham (Treble); Julian Gregory; Basil McDonald (Cantor); Sam Oladeinde (Cantor); James Imam; Kieran Brunt; Alexander Simpson; John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Nunc dimittis
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : The Wilderness and the Solitary Place, for chorus & organ
  • Performers: Basil McDonald (Cantor); Peter Hicks (Treble); James Imam; Julian Gregory; John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Larghetto for organ in F minor
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : O Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford), for chorus & organ
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wesley, Samuel Sebastian : Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
  • Performer: John Challenger (Organ)
  • Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha
  • Notes: St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, England (04/20/2012-04/22/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850