A selection of organ and choral works – both sacred and secular – from the Early Music period to the present day.

The closing theme is Allegretto in E flat by William Wolstenholme played by Peter Jewkes at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, NSW.

Peter Wakeley
Simon Colvin
Allan Smith
John Worcester


IN CONCERT – Organ & Choral concerts around Melbourne
IN CONCERT – Organ & Choral concerts around Melbourne

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17th January

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  • Couperin, Gervais Francois: Louis XVIII ou le Retour du Bonheur. Chantal de Zeeuw, org [St Sauveur Cathedral, Aix-en-Provence]
  • Thwaites, Penelope: Five Shakespeare Songs. Carolyn Sampson, sop; James Gilchrist, ten; William Daxeley, bar; Penelope Thwaites, pno; Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Beckwith, John Christmas: Voluntary I in C. Andrew Hayden [All Saints' Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk]
  • Crotch, William: Lo! Star-led Chiefs. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London; Huw Williams, org / John Scott
  • Travers, John: Ascribe unto the Lord. Gordon Anderson, ten; John Barrow, bar; Guildford Cathedral Choir; Gavin Williams, org / Barry Rose
  • Harwood, Basil: In an old Abbey Op 32. Jeremy Filsell, org [Winchester Cathedral]
  • Wesley, Samuel Sebastian: Ascribe Unto The Lord. Winchester Cathedral Choir; Waynflete Singers; Academy of the BBC; James Lancelot, org / Martin Neary
  • Wesley, Samuel: Thirteen Short Voluntaries Nos 12 & 13. Malcolm Russell, org [Church of the Assumption, Redenhall, Norfolk]
  • Ouseley, Sir Frederick Arthur Gore: From the rising of the sun. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London; Huw Williams, org / John Scott

  • 10th January

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  • Theodore Dubois, Marche des Rois Mages John Robinson, organ
  • Eccard, Johann: When to the Temple Mary Went. King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • William Byrd, Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles The Cambridge Singers
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: In Dir ist Freude, BWV615. Calvin Bowman, org.
  • Giovanni Gastoldi, In dir ist Freude The Baltimore Consort
  • Judith Bingham, Epiphany St Paul's Cathedral London
  • Cornelius, Peter (arr. Atkins, Ivor): The Three Kings. John Mallinson, org. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Deitrich Buxtehude, Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern Philip Matthias, organ
  • William Crotch, Lo! Star-led chiefs St paul's Cathedral London
  • Herbert Parry, Toccata and Fugue "The Wanderer" John Robinson
  • Samuel Barber, Agnus Dei Robert Shaw Festival Singers
  • William Mathias, Processional, Fanfare & Recessional John Scott, organ
  • Frank Bridge, The Goslings The King's Singers
  • Trad, Greensleeves The King's Singers
  • Arthur Sullivan, The Long Day Closes The King's Singers

  • 3rd January

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  • Anderson, Arr Trotter: Sleigh Ride. Tom Shevlin, tpt, Paul Walton, org,
  • Hollins: Christmas Cradle Song. Paul Walton, org.
  • Cabena: Sonata da Chiesa - Paean on "Lasst uns erfreuen". Gordon Atkinson,org.
  • Floyd: Church Preludes 1 and 2. Ingrid Austin, org.
  • Bach, J S: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729. Alexander Mason, org.
  • Elliott: Ring out, Wild Bells. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir /Antony Walker.
  • Gagne: Improvisation - Noel Nouvelet. Dom Richard Gagne, org.
  • IN CHURCH
  • Sculthorpe: Awake, Glad Heart. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir /Antony Walker
  • Boyce: Voluntary in D. Robert Wooley, org.
  • Weelkes: Hosanna to the Son of David. Winchester College Chapel Choir /Malcolm Archer, Paul Provost, org.
  • Farrington: Nocturne, from "Fiesta!" Philip Scriven, org.
  • Head: The Little Road to Bethlehem. Lichfield Cathedral Choir /Philip Scriven, Alexander Mason, org.
  • Warlock: Bethlehem Down. Choristers of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin /Stuart Nicholson, David Leigh, org.
  • IN CONCERT
  • Goodall: Love Divine. Wells Cathedral Choir /Matthew Owens, Jonathan Vaughan, org.
  • Panufnik, R: The Spirit of the Saints. London Oratory School Schola /Lee Ward.
  • Jackson, F: Alleluia, laudate pueri dominum. Choir of York Minster /Robert Sharpe, David Pipe, org..
  • Zingarelli: Fugue. Arturo Sacchetti, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: A Song of the Tree of Life. Choristers of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin /Stuart Nicholson, David Leigh, org.
  • Trad., Scottish, Arr Lemare: Auld Lang Syne. Andrew Wilson, org.
  • Farrington: Finale, from "Fiesta!" Philip Scriven, org.

  • 27th December

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  • Bach: Vom Himmel Hoch (Canonic Variations). Helmut Walcha, org.
  • Trad (arr Willcocks): Sussex Carol; Deck the Halls; Ding dong merrily on high. Tudor Choristers (1978)/David Carolane
  • Sweelinck: Puer nobis nascitur. Douglas Lawrence, org.
  • Trad (arr Carter): A maiden most gentle. St Paul's Cathedral Choir Melbourne/June Nixon
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: In dulci jubilo BWV 751. David Drury, org.
  • G.Gabrieli: Angelus ad pastores; O magnum mysterium. Monteverdi Choir; Philip Jones Brass/John Elliot Gardiner
  • Rathgeber: Pastorellen fur Weinachtszeit 1 & 7. Gordon Atkinson, org
  • Anonymous: Intonent hodie; Trad (arr Praetorius):.Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen. Australian Brandenburg Choir and Orch/Paul Dyer
  • Dandrieu: Four Noels. David Rumsey, org.
  • Hendrie: As I outrode this endris night; Rutter: Shepherds' Pipe Carol. St Paul's Cathedral Choir Melbourne/June Nixon
  • Fleury: Variations on a Bergundian Noel. Thomas Murray, org.
  • Anon: Il est ne le divin enfant. Les Petits Chantres de St Pierre; Trad (arr Willcocks): God rest you merry, gentlemen. The Bach Choir/Sir David Willcocks
  • Peeters: Hirten, er ist geboren Op. 39/2. James Hicks, org.
  • Brumby: Nowell, Nowell; Rutter: Angels' Carol. Quodlibet Singers; Queensland PO/Ralph Morton

  • 20th December

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  • Daquin, Louis-Claude: Noel X-Xii. Pierre Bardon, org [St Maximin en Prevence]
  • Parsons, Robert: Ave Maria. The Parsons Affayre/Warren Trevelyan-Jones.
  • Vierne, Louis: Ave Maria. Dupre, Marcel: Ave Maria. Westminster Cathedral Choir; Joseph Cullen, org. / James O'Donnell
  • Thwaites, Penelope: Missa Brevis (Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus & Agnus Dei). Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Thwaites, Penelope: A Carol for Christmas Morning. Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Baker, George: Berceuse-Paraphrase. David Briggs, org [Gloucester Cathedral]
  • Trad German arr Class: Maria durch ein dornwald ging. Praetorius, Hieronymous: Joseph, lieber Joseph mein. Chant arr Smith: Adngelus ad virginem. Voces 8
  • Dupre, Marcel: Improvisation on Adeste Fideles. Marcel Dupre, org (via rolls)

  • 13th December

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  • Buxtehude: Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, BuxWV 192; Magnificat on the 9th tone BuxWV 205. Volker Ellenberger, org.
  • Bach: Christ unser herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 685. Stuart Forster, org.
  • Trad: Polegnala e Todra; Novo Tropnalo oro. Martenitsa Choir
  • Massanet: Meditation from Thais. Donald Dumler, org.
  • Brahms: Es ist in Ros' entsprungen. Anthony Halliday, org.
  • Wise: Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Chichester Cathedral Choir/Alan Thurlow
  • Greene: Thou visitest the earth; Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom
  • Trad: Rorate Caeli desuper; Veni, O sapienta. Niederaltaicher Scholaren/Konrad Ruhland
  • Stainer: O Dayspring; Andante in A flat; O key of David. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne/June Nixon; Siegfried Franke, org.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Motet: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV229. Augsburg Cathedral Boys' Chamber Choir/Reinhard Kammler.
  • Demessieux: Rorate caeli. Graham Barber, org.
  • Gibbons, Orlando: This is the record of John. Michael Liley, alto, Stuart Hartley, ten. Winchester Cathedral Choir; Consort of Musick, org. James Lancelot/Martin Neary.
  • Reincken, Johann Adam: Fugue in G minor. Jan Ernst, org.

  • 6th December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645. Jean Guillou, org.
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Wachet auf (from paulus) SWF Symphony Orchestra, Europa Chor Akademic Joshard Daus
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Wachet auf Wolfgang Stockmeier, Organ
  • Max Reger, Fugue on Wachet auf David Drury, Organ
  • Herbert Howells, A Spotless Rose The Finzi Singers
  • Andrew Carter, Organ Toccata on Veni Emmanuel John Scott, organ
  • Herbert Howells, Here is the little door The Finzi Singers
  • Herbert Howells, Sing Lullaby The Finzi Singers
  • Jean Guillou, Litanie on O Com, O come Emmanuel Jean Guillou, organ
  • Anton Bruckner, Virga Jesse floruit St Paul's Cathedral London
  • John Rutter, Hymn to the creator of light Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
  • JS Bach, Fugue in G BWV577, "Gigue" Jean Guillou, organ
  • Robert Boughen, Adam Lay Y-Bounden Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne
  • Malcolm Williamson, Ding, Dong, Merrily on high Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne
  • Gershwin, Summertime The King's Singers
  • Tiomkin, The green leaves of summer The King's Singers

  • 29th November

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  • Krebs, Johann Ludwig: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimmer (1st version). Michael Laird, tpt; Peter Hurford, org
  • Drury, David: Advent Prose (Drop down ye heavens from above). Choir of St James' Church, Sydney / David Drury
  • Bruhns, Nicolaus: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. Bernard Coudurier, org [St Ludgeri, Norden]
  • Gibbons, Orlando: Hosanna to the Son of David. Clerkes of Oxenford/David Wulstan.
  • Krebs, Johann Ludwig: Fantasia on Wachet auf. Michael Laird, tpt; Peter Hurford, org
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV140, Sleepers Wake!. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Michael Chance, alto., Ruth Holton, sop., Stephen Varcoe, bar. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Lloyd Webber, William: Prelude on Winchester New. Jane Watts, org [Salsibury Cathedral]
  • Weelkes, Thomas: Hosanna to the Son of David. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London / John Scott
  • Dubois, Theodore: Fantaisie triomphale. Ian Tracey, org; BBC Philharmonic / Rumon Gamba

  • 22nd November

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  • Bach: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV 658; Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV 655. Peter Hurford, org.
  • Trad (arr Wilkinson): Believe me if all those endearing young charms. Guiness Choir/Arthur Wilkinson
  • Trad: A-Roving. Roger Wagner Chorale
  • Holst: I sowed the seeds of love. Baccolian Singers of London/Ian Humphris.
  • Macfarren: Larghetto; Hart: Melody; allegretto. Bruce Steele, org.
  • Camidge: Gavotte. Gordon Atkinson, org.
  • Goss: Psalm 128 Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord. Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir, Auckland/Anthony Jennings
  • Schutz: German Magnificat. Concentus Vocalis/Herbert Bock.
  • Handel (arr Macpherson): Overture to the Ode on St Cecilia's Day. Gordon Stewart, org.
  • Guerrero: Ave Maria; Zelenka: Regina Caeli. Schola Cantorum of Melbourne/Gary Ekkel
  • Rheinberger: Intermezzo. Jeffrey Smith, org.
  • Mendelssohn: Behold! Happy the man who remains steadfast; O depth of wealth, wisdom and knowledge (Paulus). Chor des Statischen Musikvereins zu Dusseldorf/Rafael Frubeck de Burgos.
  • Alkan: Allegretto in F Op. 64. John Wells, org.
  • Handel: Your harps and cymbals (Solomon). Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.