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


15th September

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  • Pachelbel: Ciacona in F minor. Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • Sibelius: Adagio; moderato Op. 113. Kalevi Kiviniemi, org.
  • Gummeson: Singing altogether; trad: Siahamba; Kodaly: Hippety Hoppety. Geelong Children's Choir/Eileen Martin
  • Guilmant: Invocation Op. 71/2; Elegie-fugue Op. 42/2. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Biber: Dixit Dominus. Simon Davies, ten., Kai Wessel, alto, Anne Grimm, sop., Rene Steur, bass, Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Peter de Groot, alto, Marcel Reyans, ten., Amsterdam Baroque Choir & Orch/Ton Koopman
  • Mendelssohn: Andante in D. John Scott, org.
  • Allegri: Cantate Domino. A Sei Voci/Bernard Fabre-Garrus.
  • Erbach: Canzona on the 4th Tone in E. Christian Erbach, org.
  • Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine. Op. 11. Choir of St Francis Church Melbourne/Roger Heagney; org. Tony Way
  • Vierne: Clair de Lune Op. 53/5. Christopher Wrench, org.

  • 8th September

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  • Buxtehude; Praetorius; Scheidemann, Boh: Vater unser im Himmelreich - Four chorale preludes. Joseph Payne, org.
  • arr Davies: Fantasia on famous Welsh airs. Victoria Welsh Male Voice Choir
  • Molloy, James (arr. Rowley, Alec): The Kerry Dance; New College Choir, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom.
  • Bonnet: Romance. Simon Lindley, org.
  • Hassler, Hans Leo: Missa super Dixit Maria. Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Albrechtsberger: Praeludia in C, Eb & G. Reinhard Jaud, org.
  • Davey (arr Tomlinson): The Bay of Biscay. Owen Brannigan; Hendon Grammar School Choir; Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles MacKerras
  • Sweelinck: Fantasia; Mozart/Dahl: Pappageno's Aria. Leif Dahl. org.
  • Elgar: Imperial March. Martin Souter, org.

  • 1st September

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  • Wesley S: Duet for Organ. Simon Preston & Trevor Pinnock, org [St John the Baptist, Armitage, Staffordshire, UK]
  • Wesley S: Sing aloud with gladness. Canterbury Cathedral Choir/Gerald Knight
  • Wesley C: Pastorale. David Pether, org [Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda]
  • Stanford: A Song of Trust. Hurford: Litany to the Holy Spirit. Choristers of St George's Church, Belfast/Nigel McClintock
  • Lloyd Webber WS: Trio. Howells: Epilogue. Christopher Dearnley, org [St Paul's Cathedral, London]
  • Boyce: I have surely built thee an house.Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/John Dykes-Bower
  • Boyce, William: Voluntary in C. John Wellingham, org [Lulworth Castle Chapel, Dorset, UK]
  • Palmgren, Selim: Two Preludes. Iain Quinn, org [Coventry Cathedral]
  • Esenvalds, Eriks: Northern Lights. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • Newcombe: Mantras XLIV & XXXIV. David Scott Hamnes, org [Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway]
  • Andersson, Benny (arr. Whitwell, Sally): Mamma Mia (Perpetuum Mobile). Cantillation/Philip Chu.

  • 25th August

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  • Bach JC (1642): Aria in A minor. Anneros Hulliger, org., Philip Swanton, org.
  • Krebs: Warum betrubst du dich, mein Herz. Philip Swanton, org.
  • Trad (arr Vaughan Williams): Greensleeves; Attaignant: Quand je bois; Carton: C;est trop parle de Bacchus. OrmondCollege Choir Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence
  • Chopin (arr. Best): Prelude in D flat, Op.28/15, Raindrop. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Schutz: A sower went out to sow his seed. Musica Fiata, Stuttgart Chamber Choir/Frieder Bernius.
  • Pescetti: Andante from Sonata in C minor. Sergio de Pieri, org.
  • Palestrina: Lucis Creator optime. Choir of Clare College Cambridge/Timothy Brown
  • Sowande: Pastourelle. Keith Murree-Allen, org.
  • Trad (arr Hahn): Jag gick mej ut en afton; Gick jag uti solegang. Stockholm Musikgymnasium Kor; Stockholm Sinfonietta
  • Mozart: Variations on "Laat ons juichen Batavieren" Reitze Smits, org.
  • Arcadelt: Early Italian Madrigals. Capella Antiquua Munich/Konrad Ruhland

  • 18th August

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  • Willan: Passacagalia & Fugue No 2. Mark Dwyer, org [Church of the Advent, Boston]
  • Howells, Herbert: Te Deum Collegium Regale. Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Boris Ord. Eric Fletcher, org
  • Howells: Jubilate Collegium Regale. Choir of King's College, Cambridge/David Willcocks. Andrew Davis, organ
  • Jackson, Francis: Toccata in B minor. Hugh Maclean, org [King's College Chapel, Cambridge]
  • Bach: God liveth still. Choir of King's College Cambridge. Verse 1 c. Arthur H Mann (1929) Verse 2 c. David Willcocks (1960)
  • Howells: Magnificat Collegium Regale. Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Boris Ord. Garth Benson, org
  • Howells: Nunc dimittis Collegium Regale. Simon Williams, tenor; Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury. Peter Barley, org
  • Whitlock: Paean (Five Short PIeces). Philip Ledger, org [King's College Chapel, Cambridge]
  • Reger, Max: Tantum ergo sacramentum. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.
  • Reger, Max: Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, Op.135b. David Drury, org [St Luke's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia]
  • Rigatti, Giovanni: Magnificat. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.

  • 11th August

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  • Bach.: Chorales for organ from the Neumeister Collection: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig BWV 1095; Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 1100; Ach Gott und Herr BWV 714. Peter Hurford, org. .
  • Langlais: Prelude Modale Op. 6. John Mallinson, org.
  • Trad: Nobody knows the trouble I've seen; Sherwin: A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square. Geelong Grammar School Choir (2000)/Tom Healey
  • Driffield: Romance; Wedding March; Fugato; Allegretto. Michael Capon, org.
  • Charpentier: Magnificat H.74. Dawn Upshaw; Ann Murray; John Aler; Kurt Mol; Academy of St Martin in the Fields (Chorus & Orch
  • Liszt: Gebet, S265. Zsigmond Szathmary, org.
  • Reger: Scherzo in F sharp minor, Op.80/7. Martin Welzel, org.
  • Handel: Alexander's Feast: The many rend the skies. English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Whitlock: Plaint. Graham Barber, org.
  • Monteverdi: Ardo Avvampo. Cantilena/Peter Roennfeldt.

  • 4th August

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  • Peeters: Toccata, fugue and hymn on Ave Maris Stella. Carleton Etherington, org.
  • MacMillan: Gaudeamus in loci pace. Thomas Corns, org.
  • McAuliffe: Ever free. Galway Baroque Singers.
  • Judge: Coinnie Ar Lasadh. Cor Cois Cladagh.
  • O Suilleabhain: Maranatha (excerpt). National Chamber Choir of Ireland.
  • Lloyd: A wet sheet and a flowing sea. Portadown Male Voice Choir.
  • Farrington: Stride dance, from Fiesta. Philip Scriven, org.
  • Grainger: Marching Tune. Joyful Company of Singers, City of London Sinfonia /Richard Hickox.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Motet: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV229. St Peter's Chamber Choir/John Weretka.
  • Easthope: Evensong. Mark Lee, org.
  • Hollins: A trumpet minuet. David Dunnett, org.
  • Finzi: All this night, Op.33, No.1. Winchester Girls' Choir and Lay Clerks /Andrew Lumsden, Simon Bell, org.
  • Palestrina: O beata et benedicta. Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne /Michael Leighton Jones.

  • 28th July

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  • from Schlebuscher Orgelbuch: Siciliano; Aria and Variation;, Gigue. Willi Kronenberg, org.
  • Faure (trans, Kivinimi): Prelude in G minor Op. 103/3. Kalevi Kivinimi, org.
  • Sygietynski: In the Alder Grove; Goose in the Water. Mazowsze Polish Song and Dance Ensemble
  • Rubinstein (arr. Curley): Kamennoi-Ostrov. Carlo Curley, org.
  • Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat, Op.10. Winchester Cathedral Choir, Waynflete Singers; Bournemouth SO; Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org./David Hill,
  • Teleman/Walther: Allegro; adagio. Arjan Breukoven, org.
  • Bach: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier. St Thomas Choir, Leipzig/Christoph Biller
  • Rheinberger: Adagio (Sonata No. 11 in D minor Op. 148). Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • Caldara: Del' uom la vite. Wren Baroque Soloists/Martin Elliott
  • Grainger: The Immovable Doh. June Nixon, org.
  • Barnby: Sweet and Low. Ormond College Choir, Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence