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


31st May

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  • Tournemire: L'Orgue Mystique No 25: Office de la Pentecote - Communion & Fantaisie-Choral. George Delvallee, org [St Clotilde, Paris]
  • Mews: A sound came from heaven. Wellington Cathedral Choir / Philip Walsh
  • Clark: Come, gracious Spirit. Grace Cathedral Choir, San Francisco / John Fenstermaker
  • Rutter, John: Veni, Sancte Spiritus. Cambridge Singers, Royal PO/John Rutter.
  • Farmer: Come, Holy Ghost. The King's Consort / Robert King
  • Malcolm: Come, Holy Ghost. Chelmsford Cathedral Choir / Graham Elliott
  • Peeters: Partita on Veni Creator Spiritus. Lionel Dakers, org [Exeter Cathedral]
  • Attwood, Thomas: Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire. Richard Bonsall, treble; Auckland Cathedral Choir; Kenneth Weir, org. / Peter Godfrey
  • Leighton, Kenneth: Veni creator spiritus. Christopher Whitton, org. St John's College Choir, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson.
  • Philips, Peter: Veni Sancte Spiritus. Choir of Royal Holloway; Gawain Glenton, cornett; Rupert Gough, org

  • 24th May

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  • Jacob Praetorius: Variations on Was kann uns kommen an fur Not. Rudolf Meyer, org.
  • Buxtehude: War Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit. BuxWV222. Christopher Herrick, org.
  • Traditional: Sing, Sing; We may roam through this world. Robert Shaw Chorale/Robert Shaw.
  • Vaughan Williams: Nothing is Here for Tears. Clare College Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Grieg (trans. Lemare, Pearce): Morning, Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite). Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Smart: Psalm 47 - O Clap your hands together. Hereford Cathedral Choir/Roy Massey; org. Geraint Bowen
  • Palestrina: O Rex Gloriae (motet). Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell
  • Bach: Trio in G minor BWV 584. Peter Hurford, org.
  • Croft: God is gone up with a merry noise; Higgins: Praeludium. Choir of St Mark's Church Fitzroy cond/org. Christopher Luke
  • Goss: If we believe that Jesus died and rose again. Choir of St John's College Cambridge/George Guest
  • Handel: Minuet; Whitlock: Scherzo. Norman Kaye, org.
  • Strauss: Nuns' Chorus (Casanova). Anni Frind; Chorus and Orch
  • Mendelssohn: Andante Religioso; Allegretto (Sonata No. 4 Op. 65). Laurent Fievet, org.
  • Hutchens, Frank: The Australian Sunrise. Imogen Children's Chorale/Laurie Gaffney.
  • Albright: Sweet Sixteenths. Jonathan Dimmock, org.
  • Finzi: My spirit sang all day; Morley: Sing we and chant it. National Youth Choir of Australia/Graeme Morton
  • Fischer: Minuet. Anne Marsden Thomas

  • 17th May

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Toccata in F, BWV540. Rhys Boak, org [St Michael's Church, Melbourne]
  • Wesley, Samuel Sebastian: Blessed be the God and Father. Choir of St John's College, Cambridge; Jhn Challenger, org. / Andrew Nethsingha
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Fugue in F, BWV540. David Drury, org [Dresden Cathedral]
  • Byrd: Christus resurgens. The Cambridge Singers / John Rutter
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Hear my Prayer...O for the wings of a Dove. David Trendall, treble; Norwich Cathedral Choir; Gordon Busbridge, org./Michael Nicholas
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Op.123. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/John Scott
  • Fasch: Concerto in D. Anthony Pope, trp; Dominic Perissinotto, org
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Schemelli Song Book: Brunnquell aller Guter, BWV445. King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Schemelli Song Book: Gott lebet noch,BWV461. King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Wagner R trans Lemare EH: Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude. Thomas Trotter, org [Birmingham Town Hall]
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: God liveth still. Choir of King's College, Cambridge / Dr AH Mann [1929]
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630. Thomas Trotter, org [King's College Chapel, Cambridge]

  • 10th May

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  • Dorothy Papadakos, Improvisation on Picardy Dorothy Papadakos, Organ
  • Howells, Herbert: Te Deum & Jubilate. Peter Barley, org. King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Edward Elgar, Presto From Sonata OP 28 Thomas Murray, Organ
  • John Sheppard, Haec Dies King's College Cambridge
  • Kenneth Leighton, Let all the world in every corner sing King's College, Cambridge
  • Jean Guillou, Jubile Jean Guillou, Organ
  • Jean Guillou, Pantomime: a Pulcinella Jean Guillou, Organ
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: There is sweet music, Op.53/1. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: My love dwelt in a northern land, Op.18/3. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Organ Concerto in B flat, Op.7/1, first mvt.. Sir George Thalben-Ball, org. Melbourne SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.
  • Wagner R (arr. Lemare, Edwin):Die Walkure: The Ride of the Valkyries. Sir George Thalben-Ball, org.
  • Traditional: Shenandoah. Chanticleer .
  • Traditional: Wade in the Water. Chanticleer .
  • Traditional: We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace. Chanticleer .

  • 3rd May

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  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV148. Julia Brown, org.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Prelude on Rhosymedre. David Agg, org.
  • Faure, Gabriel: From Requiem, Op.48. Cantillation, Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Byrd, William: O salutaris hostia. Cardinall's Musick/Andrew Carwood.
  • Tallis, Thomas: Loquebantur variis linguis. Newman College Choir/Gary Ekkel.
  • Purcell, Henry: Julbilate in B flat. Choir of New College, Oxford; The King's Consort / Robert King
  • Gigout, Eugene: Toccata in B minor. David Drury, org.
  • Grainger, Percy: Soldier, Soldier. Nicola Stonehouse, m-sop., Paul Badley, ten. Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Guerrero, Francisco: O lux beata Trinitas. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Zadok the Priest, HWV258. Sydney Philharmonia Orch, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Bach, JS; Cantata 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben & Jesus bleibet meine seele. Tozler Knabenchor; Concentus musicaus Wien / Nicholas Harnoncourt
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: In Windsor Forest. Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Norman Del Mar.
  • Whitlock: Folk Tune & Paean. Peter Guy, org [Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle]

  • 26th April

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  • JS Bach: Jesu meine Freude. Calvin Bowman, org.
  • Pachelbel: Werde munte, meine Gemute. Helmut Winter, org.
  • Trad: The wind of softly blowing; The Minstrel Shepherd. Candomino Choir/Tauno Satomaa
  • Trad Irish: The lark in the clear air. Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter
  • Bossi: Etude Symphonique Op. 78. Dominic Perissinotto, org.
  • SS Wesley: Holsworthy Church Bells. Andrew Bainbridge, org.
  • JM Bach: I know that my Redeemer lives. Capella Sancti Michaelis/Erik van Nevel
  • Gibbons: If ye be risen with Christ. Choir of St Thomas Church 5th Avenue New York/John Scott
  • Stainer: Andante; They have taken away my Lord. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne/JUne Nixon; Siegfried Franke, org.
  • Taylor, Richard: Yes! The Redeemer rose; Christ, being raised from the dead. Psalmody; Parley Of Instruments/Peter Holman.
  • Parker: Andante Religioso Op. 17/4; Scherzo Op. 32/3/ Martin Weyer, org.
  • Arr Lindley: Now the green blade riseth. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney
  • Schmidt: O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen. Matthias Ank, org.
  • Grainger; Gypsy's Wedding Day; Ye banks and braes. Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Mozart: Andante in B flat K15. Thomas Trotter

  • 19th April

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  • Cochereau: Improvisation sur Alleluia de Paques. Pierre Cochereau, org [Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris]
  • Weelkes, Thomas: Christ rising again. Choir of the Abbey School, Tewesbury/Paul Brough
  • Redd, Lachlan: Improvisation on Victimae Paschali Laudes. Lachlan Redd, org [St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne]
  • Byrd, William: Christ rising from the dead. Choir of Westminster Abbey/James O'Donnell
  • Rutter, John: Christ the Lord is Risen Again. John Scott, org. Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Bairstow, Sir Edward arr Hancock, Gerre; Sing ye to the Lord. Choir of Saint Thomas Church, New York; The Saint Thomas Brass; Jeremy Bruns, org./John Scott
  • Gregorian chant: Victimae paschali laudes. Palestrina: Hae dies. Choir of the London Oratory / Patrick Russill
  • Litaize, Gaston; Improvisation sur Victimae paschali laudes. Gaston Litaize, org [Carasso, Ticino]
  • Byrd, William: Haec Dies. Choir of St Peter's Eastern Hill Choir/Geoffrey Cox.
  • Cox: Improvisation on Victimae paschali laudes. Geoffrey Cox, org. [St Joseph's Cathedral, Noumea]
  • Wesley, Samuel Sebastian: Blessed be the God and Father. Choir of Hereford Cathedral; David Briggs, org./Roy Massey
  • Allegri: Christus resurgens. Choir of the London Oratory / Patrick Russill
  • Tournemire, Charles trans Durufle, Maurice. Choral Improvisation sur le "Victimae paschali laudes". Adrian Gunning, org [St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne]

  • 12th April

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  • Bohm: Christ lag in Todesbanden; Fischer: Ricercar pour Pacques; Scheidemann: Es ist das Heil uns Kommen her. Francis Chapelet, org.
  • Peeters: O Sons and Daughters. Rhys Boak, org.
  • Pearsall: Great God of Love; Lay a garland. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne/Peter Godfrey
  • Beethoven (arr Goldsmith): My love for you. Trad (arr Rutter): The Miller of Dee. Sydney Male Choir
  • Saint-Saens: Fantaisie in E flat. Peter Backhouse, org.
  • Du Caurroy: Victimae Paschcali. Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom
  • Trad: O Filii et Filiae. Notre Dame Cathedral Choir, Paris
  • Scheidemann: Herr Chriust, der einig Gottes Sohn. Julia Brown, org.
  • Trad: Vespere autem sabbati. Niederaltaicher Scholaren/Konrad Ruhland
  • Guilmant: March on a theme of Handel. Gerwin van der Plaats org.
  • Fawcett, John: Now is Christ risen from the dead; Greatorex: This is the day the Lord hath made. Psalmody; Parley Of Instruments/Peter Holman.
  • Stanley: Voluntary in F. Anders Bondeman, org.
  • Trad: Will ye no come back again?; Green grow the rushes, O. Patricia Clark, sop; John McCarthy Chorus and Orch
  • Purcell: Trumpet Tune - Cibell. David Kinsela, org.

  • 5th April

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cello suite No.1 in G, BWV1007 - Prelude. Cameron Carpenter, org.
  • Gibbons, Orlando: Hosanna to the Son of David. Gloriana/Andrew Raiskums.
  • Weelkes, Thomas: Hosanna to the son of David. James Lancelot, org., Stuart Hartley, ten. Consort of Musicke, Winchester Cathedral Choir/Martin Neary.
  • Vogler, George Joseph: Hosanna to the Son of David. Alf Linder, org. Oscar's Motet Choir/Torsten Nilsson.
  • Joulane, Jeanne: Hosanna Filio David. June Nixon, org.
  • Praetorius, Michael: Hosanna dem Sohne David. Viva Voce .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV686. Ullrich Bohme, org.
  • Anonymous: Hosanna filio David. Singers of St Laurence/Neil McEwan.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorale prelude, BWV 620, Christus, der uns selig macht. Calvin Bowman, org.