Songs of Praise factsheet for Sunday 26 April 2009

Songs of Praise Windsor Castle

Presented by Diane Louise Jordan

General:

To mark St George's Day Diane Louise Jordan visits Windsor Castle to discover what life is like within the walls.
An Irish Guard, a professional photographer and a volunteer steward provide a glimpse of this world famous tourist attraction that is home to the Queen.
The Choir of St George's Chapel perform Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten, commissioned for them by the Duke of Edinburgh, and the hymns include Jerusalem, Love Divine and O Jesus I Have Promised.

Interviews:

Barbara Askew
Tourist guide

Eleanor Curtis
Photojournalist

Lance Sergeant Brendan O'Neill
Irish Guardsman

Pupils from St George's School, Windsor..30

Edna Conibear
Volunteer Guide at St George's Chapel, Windsor

The Right Reverend David Conner - The Dean of Windsor
The Blessing

Music:

Paul Leddington Wright
Conductor

Robert Prizeman
Music Adviser

Trumpet 1: Maurice Murphy
Trumpet 2: Simon Munday
Horn: Nigel Black
Trombone: Colin Sheen
Tuba: Owen Slade
Organ: Tim Byram-Wigfield

The Choir of St George's Chapel (12 Layclerks + 23 Choristers)
Conductor: Tim Byram Wigfield
Organ: Ben Giddens

Music one:
Name: Jerusalem
Music: C Hubert H Parry (1848-1918)
Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright
Tune: Jerusalem
Words: William Blake (1757-1827)
From: SOP Hymnbook #375 pg 700-7 Oxford University Press ISBN 0191473251
Performers: Congregation at St George's Chapel, Windsor + organist Tim Byram-Wigfield, Trumpet 1+2, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

Music two:
Name: O Worship The King
Music: From a supplement o the New Version, 1708 probably by William Croft (1678-1727) Descant by Alan Gray (1855-1935)
Arranger: Robert Ramskill
Tune: Hanover
Words: Robert Grant (1779-1838) based on Psalm 104
From: SOP Hymnbook #15 pg 28/9 Oxford University Press ISBN 0191473251
Performers: Congregation at St George's Chapel, Windsor + organist Tim Byram-Wigfield, Trumpet 1+2, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

Music three:
Name: O Jesus I have promised
Music: W H Ferguson (1874-1950)
Tune: Wolvercote
Words: J. E. Bode (1816-74)
From: SOP Hymnbook #339 pg 630/1 Oxford University Press ISBN 0191473251
Performers: Congregation at St George's Chapel, Windsor + organist Tim Byram-Wigfield

Music four:
Name: Jubilate Deo
Music: Benjamin Britten
Words: Trad
Publisher: © Oxford University Press, Music Department, 44 Conduit Street, London W1
Performers: The Choir St George's Chapel / Tim Byram-Wigfield (Director of Music) / Ben Giddens (organist)

Music five:
Name: Love Divine, All Love's excelling
Music: W P Rowlands (1860-1937)
Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright
Tune: Blaenwern
Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
From: SOP Hymnbook #305 pg 566/7 Oxford University Press ISBN 0191473251
Performers: Congregation at St George's Chapel, Windsor + organist Tim Byram-Wigfield, Trumpet 1+2, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

Music six:
Name: Holy, Holy, Holy
Music: J B Dykes (1823-76)
Arranger: Robert Ramskill
Tune: Nicaea
Words: Jimmy Owens
© 1972 Lexicon Music Inc(USA)/United Nations Music Publishers Ltd/Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
From: SOP Hymnbook #170 pg 320/1 Oxford University Press ISBN 0191473251
Performers: Congregation at St George's Chapel, Windsor + organist Tim Byram-Wigfield, Trumpet 1+2, Horn, Trombone, Tuba,

Locations:

Windsor + Maidenhead Tourist Information www.windsor.gov.uk
Tel: 0207 321 2233 Fax: 0207 7930 9625

Royal Windsor Information Centre
The Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping, Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PJ
Tel: +44 (0)1753 743900 (24-hour information line)
Email: windsor.tic@rbwm.gov.uk

Accommodation Enquiries
Royal Windsor Information Centre (address as above)
Tel: +44 (0)1753 743907
Email: windsor.accommodation@rbwm.gov.uk
Website Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1753 743920 or 743918 or email: charlotte.stewart@rbwm.gov.uk

St George's Chapel, Windsor
Worshippers and visitors are welcome at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Information about services can be found at http://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/worship-and-music/diary.html ; information about the various music and events linked to the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession can be found at http://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/worship-and-music/st-georges-chapel-feature.html . Information on how to visit St George's Chapel is at http://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/visit-us.html and information about being a chorister can be found at http://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/st-georges-school/choristers1/become-a-chorister.html .

Other Information:

Eleanor Curtis
www.eleanorcurtis.com

Book 'St George's Chapel, Windsor A PORTRAIT ISBN:978-1-904832-55-3 is available in bookshops.


The Changing of the Guard is one of the highlights of a visit to Windsor. A band usually accompanies the Guards, although this is subject to weather conditions.
The Guards can be watched as they march up the High Street and into the Castle, but to see the actual 'changing' ceremony you need to have paid to go into the Castle. The Ceremony takes place outside the Guardroom in the Lower Ward of the Castle. To watch the Guards march up the High Street takes only 10 minutes; to watch the actual ceremony inside the Castle takes about 30 minutes.
The Guard March takes place all year round, dependant on the weather. The Guards march on alternate days from August to March and daily during April, May, June and July, but never on a Sunday. The schedule is set by the British Army and is subject to change.
To watch the new Guards march up the High Street you need to be positioned in the High Street at 10.50am. Once inside the Castle, the Guards change outside the Guardroom in the Lower Ward at 11.00am. The sentries are changed throughout the day. The old Guards then march back to the barracks at about 11.25am.
Please note that traffic is stopped when the guards make their way between the barracks on Sheet Street, along the High Street and into the Castle. Traffic Wardens and Police control traffic on the following approaches to the centre of town: Thames Street, the junction of Victoria Street and Sheet Street and near the junction of Frances Road and Sheet Street. Traffic is usually stopped between 10.45am and 11am (as the guards march to the Castle) and between 11.15am and 11.30am (as they return to the Barracks).