HAVPCD207 – Hymns from The Westminster Hymnal Worth Abbey Choir
In his book On Music’s Borders (Unwin, 1927), R. R. Terry wrote: ‘Of all forms of church music, the one which seems to have wielded an influence out of all proportion to its intrinsic worth is the vernacular hymn.’ [Terry's] genuine interest in vernacular hymnody and congregational music…was to culminate in the creation of The Westminster Hymnal of 1912.
HAVPCD204 – Organ Music from St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle Roger Judd plays popular organ favourites
The Queen’s Free Chapel of Saint George within Her Castle at Windsor possesses a fine organ, built in 1965 to a design by the organist of the time, Dr Sidney Campbell. His excellent scheme was realised by the organ builders, Harrison and Harrison or Durham, with their legendary craftsmanship. This programme is designed to illustrate the ingenuity of the designer and the skill of the builders by presenting three short recitals of favourite German, English and French organ music.
HAVPCD197 – The Praises of the Trinity Choral and organ music by Arthur Wills
Dr Arthur Wills was Director of Music at Ely Cathedral from 1958 to 1990, and also held a Professorship at the Royal Academy of Music from 1964 until 1992. He has toured extensively as a recitalist in Europe, North America, Australia, and Hong Kong, and has broadcast, appeared on TV and made many recordings, both as soloist and with the Ely Cathedral Choir.