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


17th November

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  • Dyson, George: Fantasia and Ground Bass for Organ. Jonathan Rennert, org.
  • Trad arr Thalben-Ball: Drink to me only with thine eyes. Ernest Lough & Ronald Mallett, trebles; Alfred C Dixon, tenor & Frank Hastwell, bass. George Thalben-Ball, piano
  • Trad arr Davies: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John & Bless you Bonnie Bee. Ernest Lough & Ronald Mallett, trebles; Alfred C Dixon, tenor & Frank Hastwell, bass. George Thalben-Ball, piano
  • Dubois, Theodore: Grand Choeur. Michael Dudman, org [Methuen Memorial Music Hall, USA]
  • Thalben-Ball: Psalms 130 & 48. Temple Church Choir, London; George Thalben-Ball, org
  • Chuckerbutty, S.W.: Paean - A Song of Triumph. Nigel Ogden, org [Lincoln Cathedral]
  • Shaw: The Greater Light. Temple Church Choir, London; George Thalben-Ball, org
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Hear my Prayer. Ernest Lough, tr; Temple Church Choir, London; George Thalben-Ball
  • Thalben-Ball: Elegy No 1 (1918). Peter Jewkes, org [St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta]
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Hear my Prayer. Ernest Lough, tr; Temple Church Choir, London; George Thalben-Ball, org.
  • Avison: Concerto in D. John Rivers, org [Box Hill Uniting Church]

  • 10th November

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  • Sibeliux, Finlandia thomas Murray. Organ
  • Grant us thy peace King's Singers
  • Bach, fugue in g minor Carlo Curley, Organ
  • Sanetx, i have had singing chanticleer
  • Trad, shendoah Chanticleer
  • Torrance, George: Lord thou hast loved. Gillian McNaughton, org. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • charles Ives, Variations on America christopher Dearnley, Organ
  • Traditional (arr. Leek, Stephen): Morning Tide. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Traditional (arr. Dalglish, Malcolm): Sheep are in the meadow. Julia Piggin, pno. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Herbert Howells, Take him, earth, for cherishing St paul's Cathedral, London
  • Bestor, Kurt (arr. Klouse, Andrea S.): Prayer of the Children. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Handel arr guilmant, aria in f Carlo Curley, Organ
  • Campbell, Peter: Sunlight touches the roses. Gillian McNaughton, org. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.

  • 3rd November

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  • Ley: Fantasia on Aberystwyth. David Briggs, org.
  • Storace: Capriccio sopra Ruggiero, in 9 parts. Liuwe Tamminga, org.
  • Vaughan Williams:, transcr Ley: Antiphone (Let all the world). David Briggs, org.
  • Vavilov, Arr Walker: Ave Maria. Gondwana Voices /Lyn Williams.
  • Byrd: Madrigal - Though Amaryllis dance in green. Pro Cantione Antiqua /Phillip Ledger.
  • Morley: Madrigal - My bonny lass she smileth. Pro Cantione Antiqua /Phillip Ledger.
  • Marsh, John: Promenade. June Nixon, org.
  • Brian: Great silence is o'er everything, from The Vision of Cleopatra - Tragic Poem. Chorus and Orch of English National Opera /Martyn Brabbins.
  • Schubert: Ave Maria.+John Foster, tpt, David Drury, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: Three Vocal Valses from the Songs of the Wrens. William Vann, pno, Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
  • Avison, Charles: Molto Allegro (Giga) - from Organ Concerto in D. Michael Dudman, org.
  • Couperin L: Chaconne. Michael Dudman, org.
  • Ley: Prayer of KingHenry VI. Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford /Stephen Darlington.
  • Peterson: Psalm 132. Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum of Dean Close Preparatory School /Simon Bell.
  • Jordan: Quiet rest. Christopher Trikilis, Gordon Atkinson, org.
  • Stopford: Stabat mater. Truro Cathedral Choir, BBC National Orch of Wales /Christopher Gray.
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Partita-Aria detta la Frescobaldi. David Agg, org.

  • 27th October

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  • Willan: Passacaglia & Fugue No 2. Mark Dwyer, org [Church of the Advent, Boston]
  • Davies: Reverie for organ & two voices: O Jesu, King most wonderful. Simon Stiggear, trb; Michael Wakeham, bar; Roger Fisher, org
  • Bonnet, Joseph: Romance sans paroles. Michael Dudman, org [Methuen Memorial Music Hall]
  • Davies: Jubilate in B flat. Temple Church Choir, London. George Thalben-Ball, org
  • Davies, Sir Walford: A Solemn Melody. Andrew Fuller, vc; Roger Fisher, org [St George's Headstone, Harrow]
  • Leighton, Kenneth: Missa brevis. Choir of St James' Church, Sydney / David Drury
  • Briggs: O Lord, support us. Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge; David Briggs, org. / Stephen Layton
  • Dyson: Evening Service in D. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London; Christopher Dearnley, org./John Scott
  • Reger, Max: Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, Op.135b. David Drury, org [St Luke's Church, Philadelphia]

  • 20th October

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (arr. Halliday, Anthony):Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73, 'Emperor': Adagio. Anthony Halliday, org. {St Francis Church, Melbourne]
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op.85: Hallelujah. Temple Church Choir, London; George Thalben-Ball, org
  • Schmidt: Prelude & Fugue in D 'Hallelujah'. Anne Page, org [Mill Hill School, London]
  • Schmidt: Hallelujah from Das Buch mit Sieben Siegeln. Singverein der Gessellschaft der Musicfreunde; Vienna Philharmonic/Dmitri Mitropoulous
  • Croft: Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London; The Parley of Instruments/John Scott
  • Croft: Trumpet Overtire. John Wellingham, org [Lulworth Castle Chapel]
  • Dupre, Marcel: Placare Christe Servulis. John Scott, org [St Paul's Cathedral, London]
  • Dubra, Rihards: Duo seraphim. Royal Holloway Choir, London University/Rupert Gough.
  • Guerrero, Francisco: Duo seraphim. Westminster Cathedral Choir; His Majestys Sugbutts and Cornetts/James O'Donnell
  • Wagner R: Tristan and Isolde: Liebestod. Carlo Curley, org [Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia]
  • Handel, George Frederic (arr Goosens & Beecham): Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus. Beecham Choral Society; Royal Philharmonic/Sir Thomas Beecham

  • 13th October

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  • Bach: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 687; Jesus Christus unser Heiland BWV 688. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Stroope: Love of my soul. Western Australian Youth Choir; Trad (arr Kilpatrick): Bound for South Australia. University of Newcastle Chamber Choir
  • Handel (arr Pearce): Overture to the Occasional Oratorio. Robert Ampt, org.
  • Parsons: Ave Maria. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Gregorian Chant: Lumen. Clare College Choir, Cambridge/Timothy Brown
  • Tomkins: Voluntary. Peter Backhouse, org.
  • Schutz: German Magnificat. Concentus Vocalis/Herbert Bock.
  • Mathias: Canzonetta, Op.78/2. Simon Lawford, org.
  • Sibelius: Herr, du bist ein Fels; Herr erzeige uns deine Gnade. Dominante Choir, Lahti SO/Osmo Vanska.
  • Faure: Prelude in G minor Op. 103/3. Kalevi Kiviniemi, org.

  • 6th October

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  • McKie, William N: We wait for thy loving kindness, O God . Jack Lindsay, org. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Faure, Gabriel (arr. Setchell, Martin): Sicilienne, Op.78. Martin Setchell, org.
  • Barber, Samuel: Agnus Dei, Op.11. Cambridge University Chamber Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Vierne, Louis: Carillon de Westminster. Carlo Curley, org.
  • Tavener, John: Song for Athene. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Schumann, Robert (arr. West, John): Canon in B minor, Op.56/5. Simon Preston, org.
  • Esenvalds, Eriks: Northern Lights. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Trio sonata in G, BWV530. Cameron Carpenter, org.
  • Walker, Daniel: Dusk. Concordis Chamber Choir/Andrew Hunter.
  • Thompson, Randall: Alleluia. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Gounod, Charles: Funeral March of a Marionette Thomas Murray Newberry Memorial Organ at Yale University
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Nimrod - Lux Aeterna. Voces 8 .

  • 29th September

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  • Buxtehude: Magnificat on the ninth tone BuxWV 205; Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn BuxWV192. Volker Elenberger, org.
  • Sweelinck: Echo Fantasia SwWV 261. Harald Vogel, org.
  • Bortniansky: Cherubic Hymn; Tchaikovsky: We Hymn Thee. Melbourne University Choral Society; Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Andrew Wailes
  • Zonnenberg: Improvisation on 'Come children, let us go forth'. Martin Zonnenberg, org.
  • Handel: Chandos Anthem No.4: O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song. Choir of the Chapel Royal, London/Andrew Gant.
  • Pachelbel: Aria 'Sebaldina' - Variations in F minor. Gustav Leonhardt, org.
  • Lassus: Resonet in Laudibus. New College Choir, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom.
  • Charpentier: Prelude to a Te Deum; Guilmant: Cantilene- Pastorale Op.19. Simon Lindley, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: Linden Lea. New College Choir, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom.
  • Troyte: Sunset Poem;Trad: Gyrru'r Ychen. Victoria Welsh Male Voice Choir/Faleiry Koczkar.

  • 22nd September

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  • Reger, Max: Chorale Fantasia on "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott", Op.27. Christoph Schiener, org [St Michael's Church, Hamburg]
  • Bridge: Allegro Marziale. David Pether, org [Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda]
  • Rodgers, Richard: If I Loved You (Carousel). Ballarat YWCA Choir/Amy Young
  • Rodgers, Richard: June Is Bustin Out All Over. Ballarat YWCA Choir/Amy Young
  • Saint-Saens, Camille arr Guilmant Carnival of the Animals: The Swan. Marcel Dupre, org [Queen's Hall, London]
  • Anon: The Lord Mayor's Swan-Hopping Trumpet Tune. Christopher Dearnley, org [St Paul's Cathedral, London]
  • Boyce: I have surely built thee an house. Andrew Giles, alto; Alan Green, tenor; Maurice Bevan, bass; John Dexter, org. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/Barry Rose
  • Boyce, William: Voluntary No.1 in D. Simon Preston, org [St John the Baptist, Armitage, Staffordshire UK]
  • Croft: We will rejoice in thy salvation. Canterbury Cathedral Choir/David Flood
  • Bullivant: Te Deum in E flat. Choir of the Temple Church, London/George Thalben-Ball
  • Reger, Max: Tantum ergo sacramentum. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.
  • Reger: Morgengesang Op 138/2. Saarbruken Chamber Choir/Georg Grun