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Wells Cathedral Choir & School Brass Ensemble; Malcolm Archer (conductor), Rupert Gough (organ); Worcester Cathedral Choir & Festival Choral Society; Dr Donald Hunt (conductor), Paul Trepte (organ); Westminster Abbey Choir; Martin Neary (conductor); Martin Baker (organ)

In this collection, sung with passion, and recorded by some of Britain's very best choirs, a wide list of favourite hymns is represented. As any churchgoer will testify, there are hundreds of hymns sung regularly from the standard books, often particularly applicable to times of the religious calendar, and we feature a couple of dozen of them here, based on measured popularity above all. True, the collection, first issued at Easter-time, opens with "There is a green hill far-away", and equally true, it closes suitably with both "The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended", and all-time favourite "Abide with me", but beyond that its order reflects no parrticular time of year or life.

There is a green hill far away William Horsley
Praise to the Lord the Almighty arr. Richard R Webster
The King of love, my shepherd is J B Dykes
For all the saints Vaughan Williams, arr. Richard R Webster
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy Slane (Irish Trad. melody)
All people that on earth do dwell arr. Vaughan Williams
The Lord's my shepherd Crimond, arr. Malcolm Archer
Love divine, all loves excelling Tune: Blaenwern
Dear Lord, and Father of mankind Repton - (C H H Parry)
Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer John Hughes, arr. Richard R Webster
When morning gilds the skies Joseph Barnby
Come down, O love divine Ralph Vaughan Williams
All my hope on God is founded Herbert Howells
O Praise ye the Lord C H H Parry
Come, thou long expected Jesus Sir John Stainer
Immortal, invisible, God only wise Welsh Trad.
Praise my soul, the King of Heaven John Goss
He who would valiant be English Trad.
Glorious things, of Thee are spoken Cyril Taylor
Miine eyes have seen the Glory American Trad. arr Donald Hunt
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended Clement Schofield
Abide with me W H Monk

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