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Hymns at Crystal Cathedral - Frederick Swann Annotated Compline - Roger Sherman - Peter Hallock Hymns through Ages - All Saints Beverly Hills- Thomas Foster
Hymns On The Crystal Cathedral Organ
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Annotated Compline
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Hymns through the Ages/All Saints Beverly Hills
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20 hymns for solo organ arranged and performed by Frederick Swann. Each hymn includes a short introduction, a stanza, an improvisatory and/or modulatory interlude, and a final stanza. "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty", "Amazing grace", "Now thank we all our God", "Fairest Lord Jesus", "How great Thou art", "A mighty fortress is our God", "O God, our help in ages past" and many more... This edition of the Organ Loft radio program with host Roger Sherman was first aired in January, 1995. It includes excerpts from The Compline Choir's CD, "Feathers of Green Gold" (CD 7003) with an annotated version of the Compline service, and an interview with Peter Hallock about the history of the Compline service at St. Mark's.  Since its founding in 1954, the all-male Compline Choir has sung the medieval Office of Compline in a dark Cathedral on Sunday nights. The success of this service and its appeal to young people has sparked a worldwide revival of interest in Compline. World Premier Recordings! On their second recording for Gothic, the choir of All Saints Beverly Hills provides a superb sampling of the current state of contemporary Anglican hymnody. Included here are numerous familiar tunes with descants old and new, and a few first recordings as well Among the latter is a tune by Thomas Foster honoring organ builder, C. B. Fisk. The choir is beautifully accompanied by Craig Phillips on an organ refined by Manuel Rosales.
Hymns Through Centuries volume 1 - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis Hymns of Vaughan Williams - First Church Los Angeles - Thomas Somerville - Frederick Swann Hymns Through Centuries volume 2 - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis
Hymns through the Centuries Vol. 1/Cathedral Choral Society
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Hymns of Vaughan Williams/First Church LA/Somereville and Swann
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Hymns through the Centuries, v.2/Cathedral Choral Society
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This is our most popular hymn CD. Great hymns from the broad church tradition sung by a large choir in a monumental space with a large organ.  You will be singing along—guaranteed! Includes "Ye watchers and ye holy ones," "A mighty fortress is our God," "O sacred head," "All glory, laud and honor," "Abide with me," "Rock of Ages" and many other favorites. British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams is known for his choral anthems and large-scale works, but he was also responsible for selecting the tunes fo the 1906 version of The English Hymnal.  He wrote some tunes himself, such as Down Ampney (Come done, O love Divine) and Sine Nomine (For All the Saints), and arranged some 40 English folksongs. The result was a substantial and lasting contribution to 20th-century hymnody, which is celebrated in this recording. The Washington National Cathedral Choral Society follows their best-selling first volume of great hymns.  Booklet contains notes on the history of each hymn and texts.  Includes "In the bleak midwinter," "Rejoice, ye pure in Heart!," "Come down, O Love divine,":All my hope on God is founded," and "Lord of all hopefulness" among many others.
Advent Procession 'O' Antiphons - St Marks Cathedral Choirs - Peter Hallock - J. Melvin Butler How Bright appears the Morning Star - St. Mark's Cathedral - J. Melvin Butler Gaudete in Domino - Englsih Lady Mass - Thomas Packe - Schola Gothia
Advent Procession 'O' Antiphons/St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle
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The famous Advent Sunday service at St Mark's Cathedral consists of seven lessons and carols done in procession. Each is lesson/carol set is based on one of the "O" Antiphons," seven ancient Advent verses that each begin with the word "O". These antiphons later became the basis of the hymn "O Come, O Come Emmanuel".

Musicians:

Mel Butler, director of Saint Mark's Cathedal Choir
Peter Hallock, director of The Compline Choir
Roger W. Sherman and Mel Butler, organists
The chorale “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” (“How brightly shines the Morning Star”) is presented on this CD in a wide variety of musical styles, along with other hymns, anthems and voluntaries for the season of Epiphany. J. Melvin Butler directs the cathedral choir in this program of familiar–and unusual–works. Polyphonic settings of the ordinary of the Mass by Thomas Packe (fl. 1487-1499) are interspersed with Gregorian chant in this program which was recorded in the magnificent acoustics of the Varnhem Abbey. The four women of the Grammy-nominated Schola Gothia sing from manuscripts in historical notation on a single large music stand, facilitating a unity of ensemble that gives this music an authentic, transcendent spirit.
Sound from Heaven/Washington National Cathedral The Compline Choir The Choral Music of William Bradley Roberts / Choir of St Johns Lafayette Square
I Will Meditate/Compline Choir/Anderson
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This recording brings together a splendid tapestry of music from the Franco-Belgian tradition, including traditional Gregorian chant, monody from the Notre Dame Conductus which flourished in Paris circa 1200, and the medieval "Messe de Tournai." This music is paired with the excerpts from the Pentecost Mass for organ by Olivier Messiaen, the 20th century Roman Catholic mystic; also Messiaen's choral motet, "O Sacrum Convivium," and music from the Cathedral's 53-bell carillon. The worldwide revival of Compline, a late-night service dating from early Christian times, began with this choir and the vision of its founder, Peter Hallock. Today, hundreds of young people fill Saint Mark’s Cathedral (Seattle) every Sunday night to hear this choir, and they are joined by thousands who hear Compline over radio and the Internet. This recording honors the musical craft of Peter Hallock and Richard Proulx, who wrote much of the music sung by this choir since its founding in the mid-1950s. Composer William Bradley Roberts is well known in Episcopal Church circles for his tuneful melodies and popular liturgical music. The choir of St John's Church is featured in this first recording a series from the Washington National Cathedral which features new American choral music.
Choral music of Stephen Caracciolo Choral music of James D'Angelo Choral music of Gary Davison
The Choral Music of Stephen Caracciolo / Cathedra (McCarthy)
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The Choral Music of James D'Angelo/ Cathedra (McCarthy)
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The Choral Music of Gary Davison/ Cathedra (McCarthy)
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The second of this series of new American choral music from the Washington National Cathedral features the popular composer Stephen Caracciolo, whose works have been performed and broadcast by many groups nationwide, including Cantus. This is also the first recording of an elite new choral ensemble, Cathedra, based at the National Cathedral directed by Michael McCarthy. An American living in England, D’'Angelo’'s compositional style also blends the influences of Debussy/Ravel, Holst and Prokofieff with the neoclassicism of Hindemith. The program consists of a Missa Brevis and Evensong settings, plus organ interludes and voluntaries played by Scott Dettra. Gary Davison, a native of the Southwestern United States, has found favor with performers, critics and audiences alike for the idiomatic expression and freshness of voice in his writing. His primary focus is in the choral medium, for which he has earned recognition as one of North America’s leading composers in the refined Anglican choral tradition.
American Canticle / Cathedral of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann O Beauty Ever Ancient Ever New - Choir of St James (LA) / Buonemani Dedication of a Cathedral / Romeri
American Canticle / Cathedral of St Philip (Atlanta) Adelmann
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The two canticles for Anglican Evensong, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, are presented here in diverse settings by American composers including Craig Phillips, Roland Martin, Leo Sowerby, Gerald Near, Howard Helvey and Harold Friedell. Also included are first recordings of Craig Phillips’ Jubilate Deo and Larry King’s A Canticle of Praise. Performed by the choirs of the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta) with brass and percussion from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dale Adelmann directs; David Fishburn and Patrick Scott are the organists. The Choir of St James Episcopal (LA) under the direction of James Buonemani presents a program of meditative works, including several premiere recordings. We suggest you sample track 11 first, and click on the CD image cover to read more about this recording.
July 17, 2019 marked the day Christ Cathedral (formerly the Crystal Cathedral) was dedicated to be the liturgical and artistic center for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. The music for that service is presented here, which includes many original works commissioned for the occasion.
Hymns Through Centuries volumes 1 & 2 - Cathedral Choral Society - J. Reilly Lewis A Sunday in Paris (2 CDs!)
Hymns through the Centuries vol. 1 & 2/Cathedral Choral Society (2 CDs!)
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A Sunday in Paris (2 CDs!)
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A special price on our two most popular hymn CDs. Great hymns from the broad church tradition sung by a large choir in a monumental space with a large organ. You will be singing along—guaranteed!

Includes "Ye watchers and ye holy ones," "A mighty fortress is our God," "O sacred head," "All glory, laud and honor," "Abide with me," "Rock of Ages" and many other favorites.
Experience how a Parisian would have heard the harmonium on a typical Sunday in the 19th century! At the church, hear the harmonium accompanying the choir during Mass in the morning, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the afternoon. In the evening, experience the virtuosity of a great musician playing harmonium in a salon concert. This program includes many works heard on recording for the first time with original instrumentation---works by Franck, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Berlioz, Lemmens, Dubois, and Lefebure-Wely.
   
 
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