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


24th October

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  • Marcel Dupre, Carillon Robert Noehren, organ
  • Stainer / Attwood, Psalm 9 St Paul's Cathedral London
  • Claude Goudimel, Psalm 9 The King's Singers with Saraband
  • Henry Purcell, I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord Choir of New College Oxford, The King's Consort
  • Alexandre Guilmant, Grand Choeur all Handel Herman van Vliet, organ
  • Barber, Samuel: Agnus Dei, Op.11. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Handel, Basso Ostinato Herman van Vliet, organ
  • Tavener, John: Song for Athene. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Edwin Lemare, Concertstuck in the form of a Polonaise Frederick Hohman, organ
  • Edwin Lemare, Lullaby Frederick Hohman, organ
  • Traditional (arr. York, Frank A): Monkey and Turtle. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Leek, Stephen: Drovers. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Richard Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries Todd Wilson and David Higgs, organ
  • JC Bach, Sonata 3, Allegro David Higgs and Todd Wilson, organ
  • Loveland & Graham, You Raise Me Up Harambee
  • Blackwell arr Raugh & Deke, Lil Red Riding Hood Harambee

  • 17th October

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  • Howells: Sonata in C minor Op 11: 1st movt. Philip Gearing, org [St Luke's Church, Toowooomba]
  • Howells, Herbert: Magnificat "Collegium Regale". Chichester Cathedral Choir/John Birch. Richard Seal, org.
  • Howells: Nunc dimittis "Collegium Regale". Bill Ives, ten; Guildford Cathedral Choir/Barry Rose. Anthony Froggatt, org
  • Howells, Herbert: Psalm Prelude Set Op 32. Sir David Willcocks, org [King's College Chapel, Cambridge]
  • Howells: Mass in the Dorian Mode. The Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Fugue in E flat, BWV552. Lindsay O'Neill, org [St John's Church, Launceston]
  • Brewer, Sir Herbert: Evening Service in D. Salsibury Cathedral Choir/Richard Seal. Colin Walsh, org
  • Parry, Hubert: Lord, let me know mine end. Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh

  • 10th October

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  • Mendelssohn (arr Best) Overture to St Paul oratorio Graham Barber, Organ
  • Maurice Durufle. Notre Pere The Gents
  • Olivier Messiaen, O Sacrum Convivium The Gents
  • Wagner R (arr. Lemare, Edwin):Die Walkure: The Ride of the Valkyries. Sir George Thalben-Ball, org.
  • Elgar (arr Hesford), Pomp and Circumstance Francois-Henri Houbart, organ
  • R Vaughan Williams, Lord Let me know mine end Vasari Singers
  • Jan Adam Reincken, Fugue in G Matthias Eisenberg, organ
  • R Vaughan Williams, At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners Vasari Singers
  • Buxtehude, Passacaglia in D Matthias Eisenberg, organ
  • Trad arr Vaughan Williams, Ca' the Yowes The Gents
  • Setchell, Martin: Wedding March Extraordinaire. Martin Setchell, org.
  • Takle, Mons Leidvon: Blues Toccata. Martin Setchell, org.
  • Trad arr Vaughan Williams, The Turtle Dove The Gents
  • William Walton, Spitfire: Prelude Nigel Potts, organ
  • Paul Spicer, March for the Retreat of Governor of Hong Kong Nigel Potts, organ

  • 3rd October

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  • Handel: Concerto No.3 in g min, Op.4. Andrew Blackburn, org.
  • Handel: My heart is inditing (extract); Let Thy Hand be Strengthened. Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Baroque /Mark Duley.
  • Debussy: Yver, vous n'etes qu'un Villian. Mannheim Conservatory Choir /Georg Grun
  • Mulvey: Stabat Mater; National Chamber Choir /Celso Antunes.
  • McGlynn: An Oiche. Binneas Chamber Choir /Orla Colgan.
  • Traditional Irish, Arr Dineen: An Paistin Fionn.
  • O'Regan: Colimacon (Spiral Staircase) James McVinnie,org.
  • O'Regan: Bring rest, sweet dreaming child. Emilia Hughes, sop, Helen Tunstall, hp, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge /Timothy Broan.
  • Johnson, D: Trumpet Tune in e flat. Amy Johansen, org.
  • Aranes: Chacona. Belinda Montgomery, sop, Megan Cronin, sop, The Marais Project /Jennifer Eriksson.
  • Barber: A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map, Op.15. Choir of Ormond College, Melbourne, /Douglas Lawrence.
  • Hummel: Fugue in E flat, Op. posth 7, No.4. Iain Quinn, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: Festival Te Deum, Choir of Westminster Abbey /Douglas Guest.
  • Jackson G: Cantate Domino (O Sing unto the Lord a new Song). James Rogers, treb, Truro Cathedral Choir /Christopher Gray.
  • Mulet: Toccata tu es Petrus. Gillian Weir, org.

  • 26th September

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  • Buxtehude: Aria with three variations in A minor, BuxWV249. Julia Brown, org.
  • Rheinberger: Fughetta in E flat minor Op. 123. Martin Weyer, org.
  • Traditional (arr. Arch, Gwyn): The Road to the Isles. Chorelation/Faye Dumont.
  • Hassler: Tanzen und Springen;.Weelkes: Though my carriage be but careless; Ferrabosco: Fuerunt, mihi lacrimae. Voice Box/Andrew Robertson.
  • Hollins: Intermezzo. David Liddle, org.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Ertot uns durch dein'Gute, from Cantata BWV22. King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Anonymous: Out of Zion the Loveliness of His Beauty (Psalm 49). Vienna Hofburg Castle Choir/Hubert P. Dopf.
  • Haydn: Organ Concerto in F, Hob.XVIII/7. Martin Haselboeck, org. Divertimento Salzburg .
  • Trad: By the waters of Babylon. Russian Chamber Choir, Munich/Viktor Dreving
  • Holland: Tuba Tune. Peter Kneeshaw, org.
  • Blow: Sing ye Muses; Purcell: We come; In these delightful pleasant groves. Cantilena; Badinerie Players/Peter Roenfeldt
  • Mozart: Andante in F, K616. David Drury, org.

  • 19th September

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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.
  • Bath, Hubert: Toccatina. John Rivers, org [Wesley Church, Box Hill]
  • Gibbons, Orlando: The silver swan. Collegium Vocale Cologne/Wolfgang Fromme.
  • Hollins, Alfred: A Trumpet Menuet. Peter Jewkes, org [St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta]

  • 12th September

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Chorale prelude, BWV 714, Ach Gott und Herr; Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 666. Peter Hurford, org.
  • Brahms: Mein Jesus der du mich, Op.posth.122/5. Kevin Bowyer, org.
  • Finzi: I praise the tender flower; I have loved flowers that fade; Haste on, my joys! Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • Rutter, John: I Believe in Springtime. Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Haigh: Canzonetta in A flat; Smetana: Dance of the Comedians. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Stanford: O praise God in his Holiness (Psalm 150). Durham Cathedral Choir
  • Victoria: Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus; Gregorian Chant : Alma Redemptorist Mater; Ego sum servus. Einsiedeln Abbey Choir, France
  • Handel, George Frederic: Organ Concerto No. 4 in G, arr. Solo organ. Leo van Doeselaar, org.
  • Tomkins, Thomas: My shepherd is the living Lord. Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly; Laurence Cummings, org
  • S.Wesley: Air and Gavotte. Stephen Cleobury, org.
  • Zuccalmaglio;: Kein Schoner Land; James: Bush Night Song. Imogen Children's Chorale/Laurie Gaffney.
  • Holst: Spring. Imogen Children's Choir/Laurie Gaffney
  • Delius: On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring. Thomas Murray, org.

  • 5th September

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  • Kaye, Norman: Three Fanfares. Norman Kaye, org. Melbourne Brass Ensemble .
  • McKie, William N: We wait for thy loving kindness, O God . Jack Lindsay, org. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • McDonald, Lachlan: Psalm 84. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Fantasia super Komm heiliger Geist. Norman Kaye, org.
  • Holland, Dulcie: Alleluia. National Youth Choir of Australia/Noel Ancell.
  • Twist, Joseph: Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep. National Youth Choir of Australia/Graeme Morton.
  • SS Wesley, Andante in E minor John Rivers, organ
  • Biebl, Franz: Ave Maria. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Antonin Dvorak, Largo from New World Symphony Lance hardy, organ
  • Twist, Joseph: How shall we sing in a strange land?. Rhodri Clarke, pno. Australian Boys' Choir, The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Bales, Gerald: Petite Suite. Gordon Atkinson, org.
  • Dupre, Marcel: I am black but comely. Gordon Atkinson, org.
  • Morton, Graeme: Crossing the Bar. National Youth Choir of Australia/Graeme Morton.
  • Wilbye, John: Draw on, sweet night. National Youth Choir of Australia/Graeme Morton.
  • Ives, Grayston: Name that Tune. National Youth Choir of Australia/Noel Ancell.
  • Rodgers, Richard (arr. Krogstad, Bob): My Funny Valentine. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.

  • 29th August

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  • Ampt, Robert: The Bells are Ringing. Jennifer Chou, org
  • Wood, Charles: How sweet the tuneful bells; Music, when soft voices die National Youth Choir of Great Britain. c. Michael Brewer
  • Wood, Charles: Prelude on York Tune. John Scott Whiteley, org [York Minster]
  • Wood, Charles: Prelude on St Mary's. Philip Marshall, org [Lincoln Cathedral]
  • Morley, Thomas: First Evening Service. Norwich Cathedral Choir. c Michael Nicholas. Neil Taylor, org
  • Davies, Sir Walford: Lord it belongs not to thy care. Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor c. Walford Davies
  • Davies, Sir Walford arr Harty & Fisher: Solemn Melody. Andrew Fuller, cello; Roger Fisher, org [St George's Church, Headstone]
  • Wood, Charles: O Thou, the central orb. Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor / Walford Davies
  • Davies, Sir Walford: Everyman: Part 3. Paul Putnins, bar; Elena Ferrari, sop; London Oriana Choir; Kensington Symphony Orchestra c. David Drummond
  • Vierne, Louis: Pieces de Fantaisie, Suite No.3, Op.54: Carillon de Westminster. David Drury, org [Sydney Town Hall]