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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1892 Willis organ at Hereford Cathedral] [decorative stamp]
1892 Willis at Hereford Cathedral

[1994 Mander organ at Winchester College Chapel] [decorative stamp]
1994 Mander at Winchester College Chapel

[1934 Harrison organ at King's College Chapel, Cambridge] [decorative stamp]
1934 Harrison at King's College Chapel, Cambridge

[1967 Walker organ at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral] [decorative stamp]
1967 Walker at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

[1887 Willis organ at Truro Cathedral] [decorative stamp]
1887 Willis at Truro Cathedral

From English Chapels and Cathedrals

…glorious sounds resound in historic buildings, testament to the richness of a centuries-old musical art.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1252 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1252 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 24, 2012

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

ARTHUR WILLS: Carillon on Orientis PartibusDavid Briggs (1892 Willis/Hereford Cathedral) Priory 247

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Wassail Carol. RICHARD LLOYD: God from on high. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Frohlocket, ihr Völker, Op.79, no. 1. JOHN RUTTER: Sing we to this merry companyHereford Cathedral Choir/Geraint Bowen, director/Peter Dyke (1892 Willis/Hereford Cathedral) Regent 388

KENNETH LEIGHTON: O leave your sheepElizabethan Singers/Louis Halsey, director; Simon Preston (1892 Walker/Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London) Boston Skyline 124

ROBIN MILFORD: Chorale Prelude on St. ColumbaMalcolm Archer (1994 Mander/Winchester College Chapel) Regent 289

EDWARD ELGAR: Loughborough Memorial Chime –John Butt (1934 Harrison/King's College Chapel, Cambridge) Harmonia Mundi 907281

STEPHEN PAULUS: Pilgrim Jesus. JUDITH WEIR: Illuminare, Jerusalem. JUDITH BINGHAM: God would be born in theeChoir of King's College/Stephen Cleobury, director; Tom Winpenny (1934 Harrison/King's College Chapel, Cambridge) EMI Classics 58070

PIERRE COCHEREAU: Variations on Adeste fidelis (1970) –Jeremy Filsell (1967 Walker/Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) ASV 1104

Hour 2

PERCY WHITLOCK: Exultemus, fr 7 Sketches on Psalm Verses –Christopher Dearnley (1997 Willis-Mander/St. Paul's Cathedral, London) Priory 6006

HOWARD BLAKE: Walking in the air, fr The Snowman. JOHANN PACHELBEL: Vom Himmel hoch –Kevin Bowyer (1986 Mander/Chichester Cathedral) Nimbus 7711

PETER GRITTON: Follow that star. MYRON ROBERTS: Improvisation on God rest ye merry, gentlemenWells Cathedral Choir/Matthew Owens, director; Jonathan Vaughan (1974 Harrison/Wells Cathedral) Regent 399

PAUL DRAYTON: 2 Anthems (This starry stranger; How like an angel came I down) –Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford/James Henderson, director; Philip Millward (1928 Rushworth & Dreaper/Stowe School, Buckingham) CRC 613

HEATHCOTE STATHAM: Rhapsody on a Ground –Graham Barber (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Priory 226

PAUL DRAYTON: The World's Desire. DAVID BEDNALL: Noe, noeTruro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 377

EDWARD ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 4 in G –Colin Walsh (1898 Willis-1998 Harrison/Lincoln Cathedral) Priory 477