The Easter Story

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Duration: 35 minutes

Music and worship. Bill Paterson and Tamsin Greig read from the King James Bible, and Aled Jones introduces Easter hymns from Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford. Hymns are performed by the Wallingford Parish Church Choir, mezzo-soprano Melanie Marshall and tenor Wynne Evans.

Music Played

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  • Image for Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty

    Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty Robert Prizeman, Maurice Murphy, Steven Geraghty - SONGS OF PRAISE SIGNATURE TUNE

    Composer: Robert Prizeman Not commercially available

  • Choirs and Congregation of Wesley memorial Church accompanied by Paul Archibald (Trumpet 1), Bill Houghton (Trumpet 2), David Lee (Horn) Colin Sheen, (Trombone), Jim Anderson (Tuba), Daniel Moult (organ) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN TODAY

    Tune: Easter Hymn Music: Adapted from a melody in Lyra Davidica, 1708 Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88) Arranger: Darius Battiwalla for this programme only and not available commercially

  • Choirs and Congregation of Wesley memorial Church accompanied by Paul Archibald (Trumpet 1), Bill Houghton (Trumpet 2), David Lee (Horn) Colin Sheen, (Trombone), Jim Anderson (Tuba), Daniel Moult (organ) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright LED LIKE A LAMB

    Words & Music: Graham Kendrick Arranged by:Paul Leddington Wright for this programme only and not available commercially

  • Melanie Marshall accompanied by Ken Burton (Piano), Martin Harman (Oboe) and Joanna Quail (Cello) WERE YOU THERE?

    Music & Words: Traditional spiritual Arranged by: Ken Burton for this programme and not available commercially

  • The Wallingford Parish Church Choir, conducted by Sue Ledger THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

    Tune: Ellacombe Music: Mainz Gesangbuch, 1833 Words: John of Damascus, (d. c750) tr. J. M. Neale (1818-66) altd. Arranged by: Geoff Ellerby for this programme and not available commercially

  • Wynne Evans accompanied by Tanwen Evans (Violin), Simon Howes (Violin), Bernard Kane (Viola) and Claudine Liddington (Cello) THE HOLY CITY

    Music: Michael Maybrick writing as Stephen Adams Words: Frederick E. Weatherley Arranged by: Tanwen Evans

  • Choirs and Congregation of Wesley memorial Church accompanied by Paul Archibald (Trumpet 1), Bill Houghton (Trumpet 2), David Lee (Horn) Colin Sheen, (Trombone), Jim Anderson (Tuba), Daniel Moult (organ) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright ALLELUYA! ALLELUYA! HEARTS TO HEAVEN & VOICES

    Tune: Lux Eoi Music: Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) Words: Christopher Wordsworth (1807-85) Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright for this programme only and not available commercially

  • Choirs and Congregation of Wesley memorial Church accompanied by Paul Archibald (Trumpet 1), Bill Houghton (Trumpet 2), David Lee (Horn) Colin Sheen, (Trombone), Jim Anderson (Tuba), Daniel Moult (organ) and conducted by Paul Leddington Wright THINE BE THE GLORY

    Tune: Maccabaeus Music: G. F. Handel (1685-1759) Words: Edmond Budry (1854-1932) tr. Richard Hoyle Arranged by: Paul Leddington Wright for this programme only and not available commercially

  • Factsheet for Sunday 24th April

    Presented by Aled Jones

  • Locations

    Our music was recorded at:-

    THE WESLEY MEMORIAL CHURCH
    New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH
    Tel: 01865 243216
    Email: churchoffice@wesleymem.org.uk

    Our readings were filmed at:-

    THE CLOISTERS OF LACOCK ABBEY
    The High Street, Lacock, Nr Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 2LG
    Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and its more recent role as a television and film location. The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds is built upon the foundations of a former nunnery
    Tel: 01249 730459
    Email:lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Aled’s pieces to camera were filmed at:-

    ST JOHN’S COLLEGE
    St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP
    Locations include: The Old Library, the Chapel, Canterbury Quad and the Gardens.
    Of the 47 translators of the Authorized or King James Version of the Bible, 18 were in the two Oxford Companies (Old Testament and New Testament). Of those Oxford men, John Peryn (or Perrin - c. 1558-1615) studied at St John’s College and another of the College's Greek scholars, Ralph Ravens (c. 1553 – 1615), was an early consultant.

Credits

Series Editor
David Taviner
Presenter
Aled Jones
Performer
Melanie Marshall
Performer
Wynne Evans
Participant
Bill Paterson
Participant
Tamsin Greig
Producer
Garry Boon
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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