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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18th July

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  • Mourik: Three Impressions of Copenhagen: Gentle breezes across the water. Gerben Mourik, org [Danish Radio Concert Hall]
  • Whitacre, Eric: Water Night. Polyphony / Stephen Layton
  • Locklair, Dan: ... beside still waters (Chaconne). Marilyn Keiser, org [St James Episcopal Church, Hernsonville NC]
  • Badings, Henk: From'Trois Chansons Bretonnes', Nos 1: Night at sea. St Olaf Choir / Anton Armstrong
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: By the seashore Op 193/1. Tom Winpenny, org [Queen's College Chapel, Cambridge]
  • Mercury, Freddie: Seaside Rendezvous. The Gentlemen of St John's / Andy Staples
  • Karg-Elert, Sigfrid: Improvisation on Nearer my God to thee, Christopher Herrick, org [Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland]
  • Sumion, Herbert: They that go down to the sea in ships. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London / john Scott. Huw Williams, org
  • Bonnet, Joseph; Pieces d'orgue Op 10/1: In Memoriam Titanic. Michael Overbury, org [Albert Hall, Nottingham]
  • Purcell, Henry: They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships. James Bowman, alto., Michael George, bass King's Consort, King's Consort Choir/Robert King.

  • 11th July

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  • Henri Mulet, Tu es petra Thomas Murray, organ
  • Palestrina, G. P. da: Tu es Petrus. Westminster Cathedral Choir/Martin Baker.
  • Benjamin Britten, Hymn to St Peter The Sixteen
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Trois Impressions (Op 72) Hans Fagius, organ
  • Psalm 22 Cantus Choro
  • Elgar (arr Harris), Nimrod David drury, organ
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Nimrod - Lux Aeterna. Voces 8 .
  • Lauridsen, Morten: Lux Aeterna: O nata lux. Voces 8 .
  • Dupre, Marcel: Heroic Poem, Op.33. Jeremy Filsell, org.
  • Brumby, Colin: Four Romantic Choruses. St Peters Chorale/Graeme Morton.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von (arr. Fumagalli, Polibio):Euryanthe: Overture (Organ). Arturo Sacchetti, org.
  • Steven Sametz, I have had singing Chanticleer
  • David Conte, Charm me asleep Chanticleer

  • 4th July

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  • Handel: Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.4; Andrew Blackburn, org.
  • Mozart, Transcr Halliday: Church Sonata in C, K336. Anthony Halliday, org.
  • Parry: Never weather-beaten sail. Lichfield Cathedral Choir /Philip Scriven, Alexander Mason, org.
  • Stopford: Jesu, lover of my soul. Truro Cathedral Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales /Christopher Gray.
  • IN CHURCH
  • Galuppi: Four short pieces. Douglas Lawrence, org.
  • Bingham: Aquileia. Saint Louis Chamber Chorus /Philip Barnes.
  • Vierne: Meditation. Christopher Trikilis, org.
  • IN CONCERT
  • Trad.: Bell and Aisle Prayer; Richard Shephard, cantor, Ministers of York Minster/ Briggs: Missa Brevis (for York Minster); Choir of York Minster /Robert Sharpe, David Pipe, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: O how amiable are thy dwellings; Choir of St Mary's Collegiate Church, Warwick /Thomas Corns, Mark Swinton, org.
  • Harwood: In an old abbey, Op.32. Paul Walton, org.

  • 27th June

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  • Brahms: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele. Klaas Mulder, org.
  • Merkel: Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele. Jaap Zwart jr. org.
  • Sibelius: Adagio; andantino Op. 113. Kalevi Kiviniemi, org.
  • Bortniansky, Dmitry: Cherubic Hymn No.7. Melbourne University Choral Society, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Hahn: Gick jag uti solegeng; Jag der dej. Stockholm Musikgymnasium Choir. Stockholm Sinfonietta
  • Zonnenberg: Improvisation on 'Come, children, let us go forth. Martin Zonnenberg, org.
  • Parry: Psalm 84 - How amiable are thy dwellings. Choir of St Thomas's Church New York/Gerre Hancock
  • Pachelbel: Aria 'Sebaldina' - Variations in F minor. Gustav Leonhardt, org.
  • Victoria: Magnificat on the VII tone. Guildford Cathedral Choir/Philip Moore
  • Vierne; Niades; Berceuse. Mary Prat-Molinier, org.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonata in G, K328. Jacqueline Ogeil, org.
  • Vierne: Clair de lune Op. 53/5. Christopher Wrench, org.

  • 20th June

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Passacaglia, BWV582. Carsten Wiebusch, org [Christuskirche, Karlsruhe]
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Schemelli Song Book: O Jesu so meek, BWV493; Jesus is this dark world's light BWV474; Lord, pour not thy vengence BWV463; Breath of God BWV445. King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV636. Carsten Wiebusch, org [Christuskirche, Kalsruhe]
  • Shephard, Richard: Te Deum laudamus. Choir of York Minster/Robert Sharpe; Ben Horden, org.
  • Thalben-Ball, Sir George: Elegy No 1 (1918). Peter Jewkes, org [St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta]
  • Davies, Walford; Jubilate in G. Choir of The Temple Church, London; George Thalben-Ball, org.
  • Thalben-Ball, Sir George: Elegy No 2 (1944). Lance Hardy, org [St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne]
  • Shephard, Richard: And when the builders. Choir of Salisbury Cathedral/Richard Seal. Colin Walsh, org.
  • Boyce, William: I have surely built thee an house. Alfred Deller, alto; Eric Barmes. ten; Norman Platt, bass; Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/John Dykes Bower; Harry Gabb, org.
  • Avison, Charles: Concerto in D Op 9/12. John Rivers, org [Wesley Church, Box Hill]

  • 13th June

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV610. Calvin Bowman, org.
  • JS Bach, Jesu, meine freude Werner Jacob, organ
  • JS Bach, Jesu, meine freude Kevin Bowyer, organ
  • Hymn, Jesu, meine freude Bruce Stevens, organ & audience
  • Michael Fischer, Jesu, meine freude John Stiller, organ
  • John Stiller, Improvisation on Jesu, meien freude John Stiller, organ
  • Mendelssohn, Jesu, meine freude Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt
  • Johann Krebs, Jesu, meine freude Joseph Payne, organ
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Jesu, meine freude Ken Cowan, organ
  • JS Bach, Jesu, meine freude Hilliard Consort, Paul Hillier
  • Sigfrid Karf-Elert, Jesu, meine freude (Op 54/38) Wolfgang Stockmeier, Organ
  • Purcell, Henry: O Sing Unto the Lord, Z44. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Rupert Frieberger, Improvisation Rupert Frieberger, organ
  • Hamilton, David: Songs For the Open Road. Frederick Shade, picc. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.

  • 6th June

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  • Bach: Wer nur den lieben, Gott lasst walten BWV 647; Ich ruf' zu dir BWV 639. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Benediction nuptiale, Op.9. Hans Fagius, org.
  • Trad (arr Bajzek): I tua wohl; Fein sein, beinander bleibn, Austrian Choir of Melbourne/Dieter Bajzek
  • Trad: Ezekiel saw a wheel a-turning. North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs
  • Hollins: Allegretto grazioso; Song of Sunshine. David Liddle, org.
  • Biber: Dixit Dominus. Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orch/Ton Koopman
  • Franck: Prelude, Fugue and Variation Op. 18. David Agg, org.
  • Allegri: Cantate Domino. A Sei Voci/Bernard Fabre-Garrus
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Andante in D. John Scott, org.
  • Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11. Choir of St Francis Church Melbourne/Roger Heagney; org. Tony Way
  • Liszt: Eglogue (Annes de Pelerinage). Thomas Murray, org.

  • 30th May

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  • Handel arr Dupre Organ Concerto in B flat, Op.4/2. Marcel Dupre, org [St Sulpice, Paris]
  • Dupre, Marcel: Cortege et Litanie, Op 19/2. Michael Dudman, org; Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Patrick Thomas [Sydney Town Hall]
  • Dupre, Marcel: O salutaris hostia & Tantum ergo. Westminster Cathedral Choir; Joseph Cullen & Andrew Reid, organs. / James O'Donnell
  • Halsey, Louis: O lux beata Trinitas. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Byrd, William: O Lux beata Trinitas. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Tallis, Thomas: Gloria tibi Trinitas. Christopher Cook, org [Whitley College Chapel, Parkville]
  • Dering, Richard: Te laudamus ... O beata Trinitas. Clare College Chapel Choir / Timothy Brown
  • Blitheman, Robert: Gloria Tibi Trinitas I&IV. Dom Alban Nunn, org [St Aloysius Catholic Church, Caulfield]
  • Stainer, Sir John: I saw the Lord. Westminster Abbey Choir; Robert Quinney, org. / James O'Donnell
  • Dupre, Marcel: Improvisation on Veni Sancte Spiritus & Easter Alleluia. Marcel Dupre, org [St Sulpice, Paris 30/05/1971 - Dupre died that same day at 5.50 pm]
  • Dupre, Marcel: Ave Maria & Laudate Dominum. Westminster Cathedral Choir; Joseph Cullen & Andrew Reid, organs. / James O'Donnell