Music Played7 items
Congregation at St Peter’s Church, Cound Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Composer: Charles Wesley (1707-88) Tune:Cross of Jesus Source: SOP Hymn book 30. Publishers: OUP Organist: Alistair Reid Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright
Congregation at St Peter’s Church, Cound. Soloist: Alexander Bennett In The Bleak Mid-Winter
Composer: Christina Rossetti (1830-94) altd. Tune: Cranham Source: SOP Hymn book 47. Publishers: OUP Organist: Alistair Reid Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright
Congregation at St Peter’s Church, Cound O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Words: Phillips Brooks (1835-93) altd. Music: H. Walford Davies (1869-1941) Tune: Christmas Carol Source: SOP hymn book 54. Publishers OUP Organist: Alistair Reid Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright This tune is less well-known than Forest Green which is often used. It was written by Sir Henry Walford Davies (1869 –1941) who was Master of the King's Musick from 1934 until 1941.
Coventry Singers I Sing The Birth
C. Hubert H. Parry
Congregation at St Peter’s Church, Cound Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing
Composers: Charles Wesley (1707-88) altd. Tune: Mendelssohn Source: SOP Hymnbook 46. Publishers OUP Organist: Alistair Reid Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright
Shrewsbury High Prep School Away In A Manger
Congregation at St Peter’s Church, Cound O Come All Ye Faithful
Composers: Possibly by J.F Wade (c1710-86), tr. F.Oakley (1802-80) and W.T.Brooke and others Tune: Adeste Fideles Source: SOP Hymnbook 53. Publishers OUP Organist: Alistair Reid Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright
Factsheet for Sunday 19th December
Presented by Pam Rhodes from Cound, Shropshire
Andrew Hubert von Staufer
Andrew Hubert von Staufer is an expert on the history of Christmas.
Elsie and Lily Thrush
Elsie and Lily Thrush are both Sisters in the Church Army. They are former missionaries and Lily spent many years in Africa. At the remarkable age of 99 and 104 respectfully, they share their memories of Christmas past.
Ivan Day is a food historian. In the programme he talks about Christmas food in the Edwardian Era. He has published many books and runs courses from his home in Carlisle.
Professor Jeremy Dibble
Jeremy Dibble is a Professor of Music Department at Durham University. He is the author of ‘An Anthology of Edwardian Carols’ (OUP, 2006). He explained the role the Edwardians played in the introduction of carols into churches in the early 20th Century and talked about carols that would have been popular at the time.
The Coventry Singers are a group of singers drawn from a larger 'pool' who come together to broadcast. The group broadcasts Radio 2's Daily Service for a week every August, and records special items for Songs of Praise. Many members of the group sing with choirs associated with Coventry Cathedral. The group is drawn together and directed by Paul Leddington Wright.
Shrewsbury High Prep School Choir sang Away In A Manger
Pianist: John Bowen
Paul Leddington Wright (Congregational Conductor)
Paul Leddington Wright is a freelance conductor, composer, arranger and organist, and is internationally known for leading choral workshops and writing commissions.
Organist and Director of Music Coventry Cathedral (1984-1995).
Conductor of Saint Michael’s Singers, Coventry Cathedral.
Artistic Director, International Church Music Festival.
All of the music for this programme was recorded at:
St Peter’s Church, Cound
Shrewsbury SY5 6EJ
Cound Hall, Cound
Shrewsbury SY5 6AH
- Series Editor
- David Taviner
- Pam Rhodes
- Karen Hannah
- Executive Producer
- Tommy Nagra