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


2nd August

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  • Jean Berveiller, Cadence Kevin Bowyer, Organ
  • Rutter, John: For the Beauty of the Earth. Jonathan Bradley, pno. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Rutter, John: Hymn to the Creator of Light. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Rutter, John: The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Jonathan Bradley, pno. Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Robert Schumann, Fugue on B A C H Kevin Bowyer, Organ
  • Harris, Sir William: Faire is the Heaven. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Henri Mulet, Procession thomas Murray, Organ
  • Goodall, Howard: Ecce Homo. David Goode, org. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Stephen Darlington.
  • Goodall, Howard: They were not here. David Goode, org. Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Sherborne School Chamber Singers, String Quintet/Stephen Darlington.
  • Goodall, Howard: Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd. David Goode, org. Christ Church Cathedral Choir, String Quintet/Stephen Darlington.
  • Henri Mulet, Tu es petra Thomas Murray, Organ
  • Traditional: Wearin' of the Green. Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw.
  • Traditional: The Minstrel Boy. Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw.
  • Traditional: I know where I'm going. Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw.
  • Traditional: The Parting Glass. Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw.
  • Felix Mendelssohn, Organ Sonata 4 in Bb Thomas Murray, Organ

  • 26th July

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  • Scheidemann: O lux beata trinitas; Lobet den Herrn . Karin Nelson, org.
  • Trad: I bought me a cat; At the river; Ching-a-ring Chaw. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Menken: Beauty and the Beast. Chime Choir/Kevin Casey
  • Jongen: Improvisation - Caprice. Christopher Cook, org.
  • Pierne: Prelude in E flat. Douglas Lawrence, org.
  • Anon: Let thy merciful ears.....; Farrant: Call to Remembrance. Clare College Chapel Choir/Timothy Brown
  • Vaughan Williams; O Taste and See. Westminster Abbey Choir/Martin Neary
  • Bach: Sonata No. 1 in E flat BWV 525. Christopher Wrench, Org.
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni: Jubilate Deo. The Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott
  • Grieg, Edvard: Ave Maris Stella. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Anonymous (17th century): Daphne. Paul Stubbings, org.
  • Lowrey (arr Ellingboe): How can I keep from singing? The Birralee Blokes/Paul Holley
  • Bonnet: Romance sans Paroles. David Patrick, org.

  • 19th July

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  • Liszt, Franz: Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen Zagen, S.179. Stephen Cleobury, org [King's College Chapel, Cambridge]
  • Schumann, Robert: Four songs for double choir, Op.141/1-3. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Tomkins, Thomas: O Lord, le me know mine end. Choir of New College, Oxford; David Burchell, org. / Edward Higginbottom
  • Tomkins, Thomas: A Short Verse. Nicholas Danby, org [St Mary's Church, Rotherhithe, London]
  • Tomkins, Thomas: Te Deum Laudamus (Third Service). Choir of New College, Oxford; David Burchell, org. / Edward Higginbottom
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Elegy (1913). Nicholas Danby, org [Eton College Chapel]
  • Parry, Sir Hubert; Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (The Great Service). Eton College Chapel Choir; Tom Williamson, org. / Ralph Allwood
  • Gigout, Eugene: Scherzo (Dix Pieces). Nicholas Danby,org [The Long LIbrary, Blenheim Palace]
  • Schumann, Robert: Four songs for double choir, Op.141/4. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: My soul, there is a country. Eton College Chapel Choir / Ralph Allwood

  • 12th July

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  • Bach: Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 682; 683. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Reincken, Johann: Fugue in G minor. Jan Ernst, org.
  • Trad: Blow away the morning dew; Bobby Shaftoe; Strawberry Fair. Cynthia Glover; John Lawrenson; Ickenham Junior Singers
  • Brewer: Cloister Garth. Jonathan Bielby, org.
  • Liszt, Franz (arr. Guillou, Jean): Valse oubliee in F sharp, S215/1. Jean Guillou, org.
  • Handel: Chandos Anthem No.4: O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song. Ian Partridge, ten., Lynne Dawson, sop. Sixteen Choir, Sixteen Orch/Harry Christophers.
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Capriccio cromatico con ligature al contrario. John Butt, org.
  • Franck: Panis Angelicus. Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell
  • Liszt, Franz: Consolation in E. Zsigmond Szathmary, org.
  • Lovland, Rolf: Raise Your Voices. Max Riebl, countertenor; Australian Brandenburg Choir, Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Dupre, Marcel: Inventions for Organ, Op.50/13; 17. James Biery, org.
  • Trad (arr Bajzek): I just pretend to be happy; Trad: A deceitful little bird. Austrian Choir of Melbourne/Dieter Bajzek
  • Durufle: Sicilienne (Suite No. 5). Anthony Halliday, org.
  • Walter: Allegro (Concerto in B minor). Christopher Trikilis, org.

  • 5th July

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  • Sigfrid Krg-Elert, Be glad, my soul, Fling wide the gates Thomas Murray, Orgn
  • Parsons, Ave Maria Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
  • Henry Purcell, Jehova quam multi sunt hostes mei Christ Church Cathedral Oxford
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Prelude & Fugue in C, Op.109/3. David Drury, org.
  • Herbert Howells, The fear of the Lord Cambridge Singers
  • JS Bach, Toccata, Adagio & Fugue Felix Hell, Organ
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vespers: Bless the Lord, O my soul Robert Shaw Festival Singers
  • Max Reger, Introduction & Passacaglia in D Thomas Murray, Organ
  • Johann Strauss II, An der schonen blauen Donau The King's Singers
  • Alex Rowley, Festival March Calvin Bowman, Organ
  • Harold Arlen, Somewhere over the rainbow St Alban's Cathedral
  • Lennon / McCartney, When I'm sixty four St Alban's ACathedral

  • 28th June

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  • Brahms: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen; O wie selig seid ihr doch Op.122/13, 8. Robert Parkins, org.
  • Rheinberger: Trio Op. 189/5. Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • Senfl: Es wollt' ein' Frau zum Weine gahn; Ich armes Kauzlein kleine. Capella Antiqua Munchen/Konrad Ruhland
  • Stanhope: The Missile; A Little Duck. Gondwana Voices/Mark O'Leary.
  • Beethoven (arr. Curley): Turkish March. Carlo Curley, org.
  • Soler: Concerto No.1 in C for two organs. Amy Johansen; Robert Ampt, org.
  • Goss: Psalms 127 Except the Lord build the house...; 128 Blessed are all they that fear the Lord. Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir Auckland
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Little organ book - chorale preludes BWV 639 - 641, 644. Calvin Bowman, org.
  • Boyce: O where shall wisdom be found? Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom
  • Dupre: Inventions for Organ Op. 50/3 & 12. James Biery, org.
  • Stoltzer: Accessit ad pedes. Capella Antiqua Munich
  • Haan: Voluntary on 'Let us break bread together'. Yuri McCoy, org.
  • Rutter: As the bridegroom to his chosen. Polyphony; City of London Collection/Stephen Layton
  • Luke: Tuba Tune Op. 27/1. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Handel:: Oh love divine (Theodora). Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble-Bee. David Briggs, org.
  • McAlley: A Happy Life. Australian Boys' Choir and Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell

  • 21st June

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Prelude and fugue in C, BWV547. David Rumsey, org [Church of the Redeemer, Witten-Annen, Germany]
  • Harris, WIlliam: The Holy Eucharist. Choir of St Edmundsbury Cathedral/Paul Trepte
  • Byrd, William: Ave verum corpus. Canterbury Cathedral Choir of Girls & Men/David Flood
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Ave verum, K618. Netherlands Chamber Choir, Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Bruggen.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Ave Verum Corpus, Op.2/1. Chelmsford Cathedral Choir/Graeme Elliott
  • Roth: Offertoire sur Ave verum corpus. Daniel Roth, org [Sacre Coeur, Paris]
  • Alkan, Charles Valentin: Hute preludes dans le tons d'eglise. George Lartigau, org [St Pierre, Verberie]
  • Darke: Harold: Communion Service in F (1926). Ripon Cathedral Choir; Robert Marsh, org. / Ronald Perrin
  • Darke, Harold: Chorale Prelude on a theme of Thomas Tallis. Harold Darke, org [St Michael's Church Cornhill, London]
  • Luke, Christopher: Ave verum corpus. Choir of St Mark's Church, Fitzroy/Christopher Luke
  • McKern, Brett: Ave verum corpus. St James Choir/David Drury.
  • Drury, David: Ave verum corpus. St James Choir/David Drury.
  • Messiaen, Olivier: Le Banquet Celeste. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Gibbons, Orlando: This is the record of John. Red Byrd & The Rose Consort of Viols

  • 14th June

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  • Pachelbel: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren (Tonus peregrinus); Ciacona in D minor. Matthew Owens, org.
  • Trad (arr Rutter): Black Sheep; (arr Chilcott): Simple Gifts. Trinoty College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones
  • Bajzek: Be greeted, dear people; Trad: Yodel in the Forest; Muthspiel: Let's stay together. Austrian Choir Melbourne/Dieter Bajzek
  • Elgar: Allegro maestoso (Sonata No. 1 in G). Clive Driskill-Smith, org.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Te Deum Laudamus in B flat. Waynflete Singers, Winchester Cathedral Choir; Bournemouth SO/David Hill.
  • Byrd, William: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Hine: Flute piece*; J.C. Bach: In thee O Lord, have I put my trust; When in the hour of utmost need#. * Merrowyn Deacon; # Ingrid Austin, org.
  • Zelenka: Confitebor (Psalm 111 with antiphons). Schola Cantorum of Melbourne/Gary Ekkel
  • Manz: Renew me, O eternal light. Paul Manz, org.
  • Muller-Zurich: Christ fuhr auf gen Himmel; Um Friden. Gonville & Caius College Choir Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber
  • Schumann: Sketches in Canon form Op. 56/1, 2, 3. Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss, org.
  • Puccini: Humming Chorus (Madam Butterfly); Gounod: Soldiers' Chorus (Faust). Rome Opera House Chorus, Rome Opera House Orch/Erich Leinsdorf.
  • Lang: Tuba Tune. Hans-Otto Jacob, org.