HAVPCD225 – Organ music for the Christmas season The organ of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Roger Judd has been associated with the music of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, since 1985, when he was appointed Assistant Organist. In this capacity he accompanies the choir for services in the Chapel, a daily round which has been offered almost uninterrupted since 1348. He has broadcast with the choir on radio and television many times, and accompanied them on tours abroad and on recordings of music by Parry, Tomkins and Tavener. In 1997 he made two organ solo CDs for Herald Records, of music by Max Reger (HAVP203) and a collection of popular pieces; both were received very favourably by the critics.
HAVPCD224 – Silent Night Christmas from Wellington Cathedral, New Zealand
In Wellington carols about snow or wintry evenings are not exactly commonplace; however, the universal appeal of Christmas transcends climates and time-zones, and the magic of silent nights everywhere, be they in a frosty English village or under a dramatic Southern sky, is captured simply and effectively in the music of Christmas.
HAVPCD222 – Aid to the Church in Need Catholic Collection
St Etheldreda’s Church, named after the East Anglian princess who died in great holiness in A.D. 678, was the first pre-Reformation shrine restored to Catholic hands in England and Wales; it is remarkable as much for its historic associations as for its architecture. St Etheldreda’s Choir follows in the church’s long and distinguished musical tradition. The present choir is one of only a handful of fully professional Roman Catholic church choirs in the country.