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THE CHOIR OF ST. JOHN'S: THE COMPLETE ARGO RECORDINGS (42 CDS)

THE CHOIR OF ST. JOHN'S: THE COMPLETE ARGO RECORDINGS (42 CDS)

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In almost a quarter-century of recordings up to 1981, Decca’s Argo imprint established St John’s College Cambridge under conductor George Guest as one of the leading choirs in the world, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with their collegiate rivals King’s College Cambridge, but with a distinctly vibrant, less ethereal sound and with a broader European repertoire. The result: 42CDs, here proudly presented in their original jackets with extensive new editorial and photographs.

The complete recorded legacy on Decca of one of the most influential music directors of English Cathedral music.

42 CDs, mastered from the original tapes, and presented with original jackets.

Includes the first international Decca CD release of Langlais’ Messe Solennelle, Palestrina’s Missa brevis à 4, Flor Peeters’ Missa Festiva, Purcell’s Thy word is a Lantern, Z61, works by Casciolini, Gabrieli, Gesualdo, Banchieri, and two further CDs: 5 & 31.

Extensive booklet notes with photographs from the College’s archives and from George Guest’s personal family archives.

includes
Bairstow:
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Banchieri:
Omnes gentes
first international Decca CD release
Beethoven:
Mass in C major, Op. 86
Blow:
Sing unto the Lord, Oh ye Saints
Bononcini, G B:
Stabat Mater
Britten:
A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30
Missa Brevis in D major, Op. 63
Festival Te Deum in E, Op. 32
Jubilate Deo in C major (1961)
A Hymn to the Virgin
A Hymn of Saint Columba
Hymn to St. Peter, Op. 56a
Bruckner:
Offertorium: Afferentur regi
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam
Inveni David, offertorium for male chorus & 4 trombones,WAB 19
Pange lingua
Ecce sacerdos magnus
Caldara:
Crucifixus a 16 voci
Casciolini:
Angelus Domini, 8vv
first international Decca CD release
Duruflé:
Requiem, Op. 9
Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10
Fauré:
Requiem, Op. 48
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Messe basse
Gabrieli, A:
Missa Brevis
first international Decca CD release
Gesualdo:
O Vos Omnes
first international Decca CD release
Goss, J:
If we believe that Jesus died
Haydn:
Mass, Hob. XXII:12 in B flat major 'Theresienmesse'
Mass, Hob. XXII:14 in B flat major 'Harmoniemesse'
Mass, Hob. XXII:10 in B flat major 'Heiligmesse'
Mass, Hob. XXII:13 in B flat major 'Schöpfungmesse'
Mass, Hob. XXII: 9 in C major 'Paukenmesse'
Mass, Hob. XXII: 7 in B flat major 'Kleine Orgelmesse'
Mass, Hob. XXII: 5 in C major 'Cäcilienmesse'
Haydn, M:
Ave Regina Caelorum, MH 140
Howells:
Like as the Hart
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense, 1957)
Humfrey:
O give thanks unto the Lord
Hear, O Heav'ns
By the waters of Babylon
Ireland:
Greater Love Hath No Man
Langlais:
Messe Solennelle for mixed choir & organ
first international Decca CD release
Liszt:
Missa Choralis, S10
Locke:
The King Shall Rejoice
When the Son of Man shall come in all His Glory
Lotti:
Crucifixus in 8 parts
Messiaen:
O sacrum convivium
Monteverdi:
Mass in Four Parts (1661)
Mass in Four Parts (1640)
Laudate pueri
Ut queant laxis from Selva morale e spirituale
Mozart:
Mass in C major, K258 'Spaurmesse'
Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K339
Vesperae solennes de Dominica, K321
Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, K243
Nares:
The souls of the righteous
Orr, R:
They that put their trust in the Lord
Palestrina:
Missa Veni sponsa Christi
Missa Assumpta est Maria
Missa Brevis
first international Decca CD release
Peeters:
Missa Festiva, Op. 62
Pergolesi:
Stabat Mater
Poulenc:
Mass in G major
Exultate Deo
Salve Regina
first international Decca CD release
Litanies à la Vierge noire
Purcell:
Te Deum & Jubilate Deo in D, Z232
Funeral Sentances
Behold, I bring you glad tidings, Z2
In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust, Z16
I was glad when they said unto me, Z19
O Lord God of hosts, Z37
O give thanks unto the Lord, Z33
They that go down to the sea in ships, Z57
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Z135
My beloved spake, Z28
O sing unto the Lord, Z44
Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?, Z25
Who hath believed our report?, Z64
Thy word is a lantern unto my feet, Z61
Scarlatti, A:
St. Cecilia Mass
Schubert:
Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D950
Mass No. 5 in A flat major, D678
Sheppard, J:
Mass 'The Western Wynde'
Verbum caro factum est
Stainer:
The Crucifixion
Tallis:
Te Deum
Iam Lucis
Clarifica Me, Pater
Fantasy
In ieiunio et fletu
Audivi vocem de caelo
Salve intemerata virgo
Tippett:
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense)
Vaughan Williams:
Lord, Thou has been our refuge
Victoria:
Requiem 1605 'Officium defunctorum'
O magnum mysterium, motet
Ave Maria
Missa O quam gloriosum
Vivaldi:
Gloria, RV588
Gloria in D major, RV589
Walmisley:
Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in D
Walton:
A Litany 'Drop, drop slow tears'
Weelkes:
Give ear, O Lord
When David Heard
Hosanna to the Son of David
Wesley, S:
In Exitu Israel
Wesley, S S:
The Wilderness
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Blessed be the God and Father
and the albums:
Hear My Prayer
Hymns For All Seasons
Ascensiontide Service
A Meditation On Christ's Nativity
Christmas At St. John's
Psalms Of Consolation And Hope
The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, George Guest


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