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The music on this CD is designed to represent something of the wide range of works performed by the choir of Guildford Cathedral in the course of the Advent and Christmas season. As well as some well known items, it contains some pieces closely associated with the cathedral and its musicians over the last forty or so years.
A second thread runs though the programme; most of the pieces are based on traditional folk tunes and carols, albeit often in unexpected guises. Guildford Cathedral the only new cathedral to be built in the South of England since the Reformation is also unique among Anglican cathedrals in having established an entirely new music foundation at the completion of the building.
The cathedral choir sang for the first time at the service of Consecration in May 1961, and under the direction of the four Organists and Masters of the Choristers since that date it has established an impressive international reputation.
This reputation for excellence has been founded on the tremendous commitment, energy and enthusiasm of parents, choristers and adult singers alike.
|1||01:48||Tomorrow shall be my dancing day||arr David Willcocks|
|2||02:35||This is the truth sent from above||arr. Philip Moore|
|3||02:29||Angelus ad virginem||arr Barry Rose|
|4||02:09||There is no rose of such virtue||John Joubert|
|5||03:32||Organ: The Holy Boy||John Ireland|
|6||04:31||What sweeter music||John Rutter|
|7||02:08||Still, still, still||Andrew Gant|
|8||02:52||Mother Mary||Philip Moore|
|9||01:50||Mary had a baby||arr. Malcolm Sargent|
|10||02:25||De Virgin Mary had a baby boy||arr. Malcolm Sargent|
|11||04:05||Organ: Vom Himmel hoch||Garth Edmundson|
|13||04:27||Noëaut;l nouvelet||arr. Stephen Jackson|
|14||02:44||Shepherds! Shake off your drowsy sleep||arr. David Sanger|
|15||02:55||Rise up, shepherd||arr. Grayston Ives|
|16||01:42||Ding-dong! merrily on high||arr. John Bawden|
|17||06:17||Organ: Noëaut;l||Louis Claude D'Aquin|
|18||02:39||Riu riu chiu||Mateo Flecha|
|19||01:59||I saw three ships||arr. Simon Preston|