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English Hymn, Vol.1 [CD]

Wells Cathedral Choir, Rupert Gough, Malcolm Archer Audio CD
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  • Performer: Rupert Gough
  • Orchestra: Wells Cathedral Choir
  • Conductor: Malcolm Archer
  • Composer: John Barnard, Ken Naylor, Noel Tredinnick, Barry Ferguson
  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B000038I68
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning - Michael Saward
2. How shall I sing that Majesty - John Mason
3. Like a Mighty River Flowing - Noel Tredennick
4. Father, hear the prayer we offer - Barry Ferguson
5. I Vow to Thee, My Country - Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
6. We sing the praise of him who died - Thomas Kelly
7. I, the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am, Lord) - Daniel L. Schutte
8. All My Hope On God Is Founded - Robert Bridges
9. Give Me the Wings of Faith - Isaac Watts
10. Lord Jesus Christ - Patrick Appleford
11. For All the Saints - Bishop William Walsham How
12. My Song Is Love Unknown - Samuel Crossman
13. Praise the Lord of heaven - Timothy Dudley-Smith
14. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken - John Newton
15. Come Down, O Love Divine - Ralph Vaughan Williams
16. Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing - Richard Runciman Terry
17. King of Glory, King of Peace - George Herbert
18. Holy spirit, ever dwelling - Timothy Rees
19. For the fruits of his creation - Fred Pratt Green
20. Lead, Kindly Light - John Henry Newman
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Grands cantiques du XXe siècle / Wells Cathedral Choir, dir. Malcolm Archer

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Hymnody 27 Aug 2010
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This is the first of several volumes and comprises hymn tunes written in the 20th Century.The CD contains many well-known hymn tunes,as well as those less familiar. A feature of this volume is the use of some stirring descants. The first two tracks on the CD are a good example of this ("Christ Triumphant,ever reigning" and "How shall I sing that Majesty").My own favourite "King of Glory, King of Peace" is sung to a tune by the Director of Music, Malcolm Archer, who also composed the music for "Praise the Lord of Heaven". If you want a volume containing some of the best 20th Century music, as well as a few less well-known tunes, then you are not likely to be disappointed with this volume. The performances and recording quality are very good. The CD has most informative sleeve notes by Alan Luff, which include complete texts of the hymns as well as background information on the hymns and tunes.I give this volume a firm recommendation. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gift for my grandmother - she enjoyed it 17 Jun 2009
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Bought this CD for my grandmother because she'd heard "How Shall I Sing That Majesty " with the Coe Fen tune on Songs of Praise and wanted to track it down.

I've not heard the CD myself (hence 4 stars rather than 5) but my grandmother (who had to buy a CD player to hear the music!) wrote to thank me, saying the Coe Fen music is wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan 4 Feb 2007
By George Peabody - Published on Amazon.com
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MUCH VARIETY OF MUSIC SUNG WITH EXPERTISE BY THE EXCELLENT WELLS CATHEDRAL CHOIR.

This is a really good representation of 20th century hymn tunes sung by a typical British Choir made up of boy sopranos, male altos and the usual number of tenors and basses. The choir sings very well using good diction and appropriate interpretation. The arrangements are varied, different groups of voices singing parts of a hymn usually alternating and eventually the full choir joins in; nothing unusual in the arrangements themselves. There is a nice variety of hymns, some more interesting than others.

The opening hymn:'Christ, triumphant, ever reigning' is a good opener because it moves quickly and begins with the high clear sound of the boy sopranos that immediately commands your attention. John Barnard's majestic 'Guiting Power' tune sweeps the words up in a wide-ranging flowing melody that creates from them a fine hymn.

'I, the Lord of sea and sky(Here I am, Lord) is a truly striking hymn! The words of this song begin with a proclamation in the verses; this is answered in the refrain by the singer's commitment to service. This is reflected in the tune. The melody for the verses has a vigorous movement to proclaim the work of God in creation, His continuing love for that creation and His call for service. Both the words and music are by the American Jesuit musician Daniel L. Schutte, who has served both on college campuses and in parish ministry.

'All My Hope On God Is Founded' the tune of which is written by Herbert Howells and is called 'Michael' in memory of his son who died in childhood. It is a lovely melody and the words suit it very well.

The composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was the music editor of the 'English Hymnal'. The most widely used of his own tunes was the 'Monk's Gate' which he created from a folk tune. It is subtly contrived, as the rhythm of the alleluias shows. 'Sine nomine' simply means without a name. The resulting hymn is 'For All the Saints'.

The Wells Cathedral Choir under the direction of Malcolm Archer accompanied by Rupert Gough on the organ have produced an excellent disc. The package includes a 23 page booklet with pertinent information and text.
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4.0 out of 5 stars God is an Englishman 4 Jun 2000
By Caroline W. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
After the Anglican Communion, particularly the American branch, has completed its transformation from a church to a political-social club, at least it will be remembered for two things: the beautiful and influential language of its Book of Common Prayer (1662) and its wonderful music. The English Hymn, volume 1, is a promising start to another English music series by Hyperion. This series complements Hyperion's English Anthems series, its Psalms at St. Paul's (many volumes of Anglican chant), and its two-CD collection of "Mags and Nuncs" (My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord and My Spirit Hath Rejoiced). Volume 1, "Christ Triumphant," features hymns written in the 20th century. The styles of the hymns range from confident, pre-Great War, "God is an Englishman" roof-raisers to insipid, happy-clappy jingles, which inadvertently, I assume, parallel the decline of the church. The Wells Cathedral Choir sings with gusto and, typical of Hyperion, the sound quality is excellent. My only disappointment came when the CD ended - is this all there is to the 20th century? I hope Hyperion plans to include more than one volume on the 20th century in this series. If you enjoy this type of music, you will be satisfied with this CD. If you have CDs from the other series listed above, the English Hymn, vol. 1, and a programmable, carousel-CD player, now you can click your heels and transport yourself to Evensong at King's College, Cambridge, or St. Paul's, London!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dan Schutte's Here I Am, Lord 8 Jan 2001
By Karin William - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this collection because I saw the song, Here I Am, Lord written by Daniel Schutte. I grew up singing this song and many other pieces from the St. Louis Jesuits and this continues to be one that has deep meaning for me. In addition, the other pieces in this collection are very enjoyable to listen to, not only for worship but for time of reflection.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dan Schutte's Here I Am, Lord 8 Jan 2001
By Karin William - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this collection because I saw the song, Here I Am, Lord written by Daniel Schutte. I grew up singing this song and many other pieces from the St. Louis Jesuits and this continues to be one that has deep meaning for me. In addition, the other pieces in this collection are very enjoyable to listen to, not only for worship but for time of reflection.
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much unison 29 Jan 2014
By Paul A. Onica - Published on Amazon.com
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I am familiar with English hymn convention, but there is just too much singing in unison in this album. Very few selections have singing in parts. Somewhat dissatisfying and disappointing. Why have a choir album for just this? Volumes 2 and 3 were much better. This is an excellent group.
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