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St Albans Organ Festival

Three of the UK's finest choirs combine forces in music ranging from SS Wesley to Leonard Bernstein's ebullient Chichester Psalms.

St Albans International Organ Festival
Three of the UK's finest choirs, those of St Albans Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral and the Temple Church, combine forces in music ranging from a majestic anthem by SS Wesley to Leonard Bernstein's ebullient Chichester Psalms.
Presented by Martin Handley

Nicolai transc. Liszt: Festival overture on Ein Feste burg
JS Bach: Nun danket alle Gott BWV.657
Holst: The Evening Watch
Vaughan Williams: Credo from Mass in G minor
Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque
SS Wesley: Ascribe unto the Lord

Interval music - Peter Hurford, founder of the St Albans International Organ Festival in 1963 plays Bach's Toccata, Adagio And Fugue In C, BWV 564, on the organ of The Church Of Our Lady Of Sorrow, Toronto, Canada

Tippett: 5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Mendelssohn: Verleih uns Frieden

James Hall (countertenor), Elizabeth Bass (harp), Rebecca McChrystal (percussion)
Pier Damiano Peretti, Simon Johnson, Tom Winpenny, Greg Morris (organ)
Andrew Carwood, Roger Sayer, Andrew Lucas (conductors)
rec. 17.07.2017.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Otto Nicolai

    Festival Overture on "Ein Feste Burg"

    Performer: Pier Damiano Peretti. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Choir: The Choir of Temple Church. Choir: St. Albans Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Andrew Lucas.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun danket alle Gott BWV.657

    Performer: Simon Johnson.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Evening Watch Op. 43 No. 1

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Andrew Carwood.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    'Credo', from Mass in G minor

    Choir: The Choir of Temple Church. Conductor: Roger Sayer.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Lux aurumque

    Choir: St. Albans Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Andrew Lucas.
  • Samuel Wesley

    Ascribe unto the Lord

    Performer: Tom Winpenny. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Choir: The Choir of Temple Church. Choir: St. Albans Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Andrew Lucas.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • J.S. Bach: Great Organ Works.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Michael Tippett

    5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Choir: The Choir of Temple Church. Choir: St. Albans Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Andrew Carwood.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms

    Performer: Greg Morris. Performer: Elizabeth Bass. Performer: Rebecca McChrystal. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Choir: The Choir of Temple Church. Choir: St. Albans Cathedral Choir. Singer: James Hall. Conductor: Roger Sayer.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Verleih uns Frieden

    Performer: Tom Winpenny. Performer: Andrew Lucas. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Choir: The Choir of Temple Church. Choir: St. Albans Cathedral Choir.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Violin Concerto in A minor

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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