O Give thanks

O Give thanks

This deliberately "tuneful" CD programme, which nonetheless dips into territories beyond what is normal fayre for a cathedral choir, was selected not only to allow Master Farmer to shine in his own right, but also to pick out some other boys who helped Ely Cathedral Choir create this particular sound at this particular time. Included in the programme is a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis setting written specially for the Ely choristers by Ben Parry. Recorded 13 October 2010, 24 February, 19 April, 9 and 12 May 2011 in Ely Cathedral by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Ely. James Farmer solo treble and friends.

Compact Disc
Ref LPCD36 Commercial Recording

TRACK LISTING

  • 1 O Give thanks + WESLEY
  • 2 O lovely peace ++ HANDEL
  • 3 Quia respexit * BACH
  • 4 - 5 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ‡ BEN PARRY
  • 6 Flösst mein Heiland * $ BACH
  • 7 Ut flos ut rosa ++ CRIVELLI
  • 8 Give ear unto me +++ MARCELLO
  • 9 Domine Deus * VIVALDI
  • 10 Alma Dei Creatoris MOZART
  • 11 Ave Maria ++++ SAINT-SAËNS
  • 12 Hymn to the Virgin RUBBRA
  • 13 Happy Iphis HANDEL
  • 14 Path to the moon THIMAN
  • 15 Hymn: When a knight won his spurs Melody: Stowey
  • 16 The Lord bless you and keep you RUTTER
  • 17 Blessed be the God and Father WESLEY

* indicates solo oboe obbligato
‡ indicates premier recording
+ final verse section: Robert Bosworth-Daft
++ duet with Isaac Bateman
+++ duet with Edward Birchinall
++++ duet with Mark Parry
$ echo boy: Joseph Watson