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


25th October

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  • Lopez: Pastorela de Quinto Tono; Moreno: Paso Para Ofertorio. Marcos Vega, org.
  • Scheidemann, Heinrich: Fantasia in G, WV86; Fuga WV80. Karin Nelson, org.
  • Trad (arr Hahn): High mountains and deep dales; So lonely am I; The goat you gave me. Stockholm Musikgymnasium Choir and Sinfonietta/Jan-Olav Wedin
  • Mozart (trans. Halliday): Church Sonata in C KV336. Anthony Halliday, org.
  • Kreisler: The Old Refrain. Thomas Murray, org.
  • Davies: I will lift up mine eyes to the hills Psalm 121. Westminster Abbey Choir/Martin Neary
  • Schutz, Heinrich: Psalm 127, Except the Lord build the house. Musica Fiata, Stuttgart Chamber Choir/Frieder Bernius.
  • S.S. Wesley: Andante in E minor. Paul Derrett, org.
  • Palestrina: Magnificat Primi Toni. Wesminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell
  • Frescobaldi: Bergamasca. Alan Harvarson, org.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Saul: Gird on thy sword. Concentus Musicus Vienna, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Lefebure-Wely: Offertory in G minor. Lewis Plumridge, org.
  • Jonasson (arr Dexteer): Cuckoo Waltz. Ballarat YWCA Choir/Mrs Amy Young

  • 18th October

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  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: The Lark Ascending. Lucy Phillips, vln; Mark Swinton, org [St Mary's Church, Warwick UK]
  • Traditional (arr. Carter, Andrew): The lark in the clear air. Duke Dobing, fte. Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Traditional (arr. Chapman, Edward): She's like the swallow. Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Traditional (arr. Rutter, John): The cuckoo. Rachel Masters, harp Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Weaver, Powell: The Cuckoo (Scherzino). Frederick Hohman, org [Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple, Kansas City]
  • Brewer, Sir Herbert: Evening Service in D. Salisbury Cathedral Choir; Colin Walsh, org. / Richard Seal
  • Victoria, Tomas Luis de: Salve Regina. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'. Paul Harvie, org [St James-the Great, St Kilda East]
  • Moore, Philip: All wisdom commeth from the Lord. Evensong Choir of Christ Church, Cambridge MA; Jeremy Bruns, org. / Stuart Forster
  • Jackson, Francis: Sixth Sonata. Mark Swinton, org [St Mary's Church, Warwick UK]
  • Trad English, arr Rutter; The British Grenadiers. The Cambridge Singers / John Rutter

  • 11th October

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  • Bach: Clavier-ubung III - Diess sind die heiligen zehen Geboth BWV 678; Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 682, 683. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Verdi: Hebrew Chorus (Nabucco). 1000 voice choir; Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra/Richard Divall
  • Trad: Are you sleeping, Brother John? John McCarthy Chorus & Orch
  • Elgar: Nimrod (Enigma Variations). Thomas Murray, org.
  • Gregorian, Ambrosian & Anglican Chant: Kyrie from Gregorian Mass IX; Quoniam tu illuminians; Tallis: Psalm 134. Schola Cantorum, St Peter's Church, Chicago.
  • Karg-Elert (trans. from Handel): Variations in E - The Harmonious Blacksmith. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Whyte: Christe, qui lux es et dies; Palestrina: Christe, qui lux es et dies. Clare College Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Guilmant: Scherzo (Organ Sonata No. 8 in A). Mark Quamby, org.
  • Ives: There is a land of pure delight. Choir of Magdalen College Oxford/Bill Ives
  • Trad (arr Vaughan Wiliams): Early in the Spring; Just as the tide was flowing. London Madrigal Singers/Christopher Bishop
  • Grey: Allegretto (Pastorale). Robert Stove, org.
  • Trad: Comin' thro' the Rye; Ho-Ro, My Nut Brown Maiden. Ballarat City Choir/W.H. Keith Young
  • Worgan: Voluntary No. VII in D; Stanley: Voluntary in G minor Op.5/7. Daniel Moult, org.

  • 4th October

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  • Hanry Mulet, Carillon-Sortie Francis Jackson Organ
  • Francis Jackson, Psalm 130 Choir of Salisbury Cathedral
  • Hanry Smart, Andante E minor Francis Jackson, Organ
  • Francis Jackson, For the fruits of his creation (hymn) Choir of Wells Cathedral
  • Gordon Slater, An Easter Alleluia Francis Jackson, Organ
  • Francis Jackson, Benedicite in G Choir of Ely Cathedral
  • Charles Stanford, Prelude & Fugue in C minor Francis Jackson, Organ
  • Francis Jackson, Nunc Dimittis Choir of York Minster
  • Samuel Barber, Prelude and Fugue Iain Quinn, Organ
  • Philip Moore, All wisdom cometh from the Lord Choir os St Alban's Cathedral
  • Aaron Copland, Preamble Iain Quinn, Organ
  • Porter, Cole (arr. Shaw, Kirby): I've Got you Under my Skin. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • Rodgers, Richard (arr. Krogstad, Bob): My Funny Valentine. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • Prima, Louis (arr. Brymer, Mark): Sing, Sing, Sing. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • JS Bach arr Karg-Elert, Air from Suite BWV 1068 Arturo Sacchetti, Organ

  • 27th September

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  • Merkel: Schmucke dich, O liebe Seele. Klaas Mulder, org.
  • Pachelbel, Johann: Chaconne. Peter Kneeshaw, org.
  • Trad: Iona Boat Song; Bonnie Dundee. John McCarthy Chorus & Orch
  • Trad (arr Tippett): Steal away. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence
  • Labor: Prelude "Tui sunt"; Ian Coleman, org. Dupre: Douxieme Elevation. Jane Watts, org.
  • Muffat: Capriccio Decimo Quinto desperato. Reinhard Jaud, org.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Messe Basse. Clare College Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonata in D, K288. Jacqueline Ogeil, org.
  • De Vento: Frisch ist mein Sinn; Ich weiss ein Maidlein; So wunsch' ich ihr ein' gute Nacht. Capella Antiqua Munich/Konrad Ruhland
  • Grieg: Solvieg's Song (Peer Gynt). Marcus Rauschner, org.
  • Isaac: O Esca Viatiorum; Anon: Tantum ergo. Cathedral Singer/Richard Proulx
  • Guilmant, (Felix) Alexandre: Gavotta. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Zadeh: Printemps de vie; Authie: Le monde est a toi. Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc

  • 20th September

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  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph (arr. Lo Muscio, Marco): Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. Marco Lo Muscio, org.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Serenade to Music. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Howells, Herbert: Psalm Prelude Op 32/1. Ian Bridge, org [Brisbane City Hall]
  • Howells, Herbert: Regina Caeli. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Howells, Herbert: Salve regina. Choir of St John's College, Cambidge / Andrew Nethsingha
  • Lloyd Webber, William S: Trio (from The Hovingham Sketches). Christopher Dearnley, org [St Paul's Cathedral, London]
  • Lloyd Webber, William S: Brightest and best. Choir of Chelmsford Cathedral; Neil Weston, org. / Graham Elliott
  • Soler: Verse on Te Deum. Christopher Dearnley, org [St Paul's Cathedral, London]
  • Ireland, John: Greater Love. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne; Siegfried Franke, org. / Philip Nicholls
  • Ireland, John: Meditation on John Keble's Rogationtide Hymn. Jeremy Filsell, org [St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London]
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Bushes and Briars. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Loch Lomond. Timothy Reynolds, ten. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Rheinberger, Josef; Monologue Op 165/1. Kurt Ison, org [The Scots' Church, Sydney]
  • Karg-Elert, Sigfrid; Gagliarda Op 154. Peter Jewkes, org [Memorial Hall, Scotch College, Melbourne]

  • 13th September

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  • Sigrid Karg-Elert, 2 chorales Wolfgang Stockmeier, Organ
  • Handel, George Frederic: My Heart is inditing, HWV261. King's Consort, New College Choir, Oxford/Robert King.
  • Widor, Charles-Marie: Symphony No.6 in C minor, Op.42/2: Allegro. Marcel Dupre, org.
  • Frederick Delius, Songs of Travel Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Ambrosian Singers Eric Foenby
  • JS Bach, O Lamm Gottes unschuldig Albert Schweitzer, Organ
  • JS Bach, Organ Prelude No 1, & Sinfonia Swingle Singers
  • Widor, Bach's Memento movements Herman Van Vliet, Organ
  • Warlock, Peter: All the Flowers of Spring. Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • vivaldi, Spring Bedrich Janacek, Organ

  • 6th September

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  • Scheidemann, Heinrich: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl. Karin Nelson, org.
  • Tregaskis; Lord, I make thee confession; Bonighton: Humoreske; Philip Gearing, org.
  • Poulenc: La Belle si nous etions; Ah! Mon Beau Labourer; Les Tisserands. New London Chamber Choir/James Wood
  • Tambling: Reverie; Hand: Antique Gavotte. June Nixon, org.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Te Deum, H.146. Giles Tomkins, bass, Jane Archibald, sop., Michele De Boer, sop. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Greene: Voluntary No. 11 in B minor. Gary Cooper, org.
  • Grancini: Lord of life and King of glory. St Lucian Singers of Brisbane/Graeme Morton
  • Scheidt: Variations on an old Dutch melody: Francis Chapelet, org.
  • Traditional (arr. Rutter, John): The cuckoo. Rachel Masters, harp Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Eagles: The Fountain. Bruce Steele, org.
  • Trad: The Campbells are comin'; Nairn: The Hundred Pipers Glasgow Phoenix Choir/Peter Mooney

  • 30th August

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  • Karg-Elert, Sigfrid: Lobe den Herren, O meine Seele Op 65/28; O Gott du frommer Gott Op 65/50; Gagliarda Op 154. Peter Jewkes, org [Memorial Hall, Scotch College, Hawthorn]
  • Grieg, Edvard: Ave Maris Stella. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Pizzetti, Ildebrando: De Profundis. Westminster Cathedral Choir / James O'Donnell
  • Pizzetti, Ildebrando: Per un morto. Orphei Drangar / Robert Sund
  • Handel, George Frederic: Saul, HW53: Dead March. Samson: Let the Bright seraphim & Ye men of Gaza bring 18th Century Barrel Organ
  • Batchelor, Phyllis: When I was one-and-twenty. Calvin Bowman, org. [Melbourne Town Hall]
  • Bowman, Calvin: To Daffodills. Ensemble Gombert / John O'Donnell
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Suite No 2 in B minor: Badineri; Suite in D: Air; Fugue a la gigue BWV 577. Thomas Murray, org [Melbourne Town Hall]
  • German, Edward transc Lemare: Shepherds' Dance. Rupert Jeffcoat, org [Coventry Cathedral]
  • Ridout, Alan: Sacred Songs for Treble Voices (3rd Set). Guildford Cathedral Choirboys; Gavin Williams, org. / Barry Rose
  • Holst arr Ley: Chaconne (from First Suite for Military Band). Rupert Jeffcoat, org [Coventry Cathedral]
  • Rubbra, Edmund: Evening Service in A Flat, Op.65. Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Thomas Trotter, org. / Sir Philip Ledger
  • Grainger, Percy: Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away. Calvin Bowman, org.