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

IN CONCERT – Organ & Choral concerts around Melbourne
IN CONCERT – Organ & Choral concerts around Melbourne

July 21st, 2019


14th July

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  • Weckmann: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (variations). Wolfgang Zehrer, org.
  • J. Strauss (arr Benatsky): Nuns' Chorus (casanova). Anni Frind; Chorus & Orch Grossen Schauspielhauses, Berlin
  • Trad: Sitting by the water's edge; Red and Blue are the roses. Candomino Choir/Tauno Satomaa.
  • Rachmaninov (arr Hull): Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op. 3/2. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Parry: Psalm 84 - O how amiable are thy dwellings. Choir of St Thomas's Church 5th Avenue New York/Gerre Hancock
  • Gabrieli: Magnificat. Australian Chamber Choir/Doiuglas Lawrence
  • Bach: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein BWV 734; Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Du Caurroy: Christe qui lux es et dies. Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom
  • Franck: Cantabile. Maurice Clerc, org.
  • Handel: Belshazzar: See, from his post. Stockholm Chamber Choir; Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Durufle: Scherzo Op. 2. Rudolph Muller, org.
  • Humperdink: Abendsegen Op. 55/4. Markus Rauschner, org.

  • 7th July

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  • Whitlock: Four Extemporisations: Carol, Divertimento, Fidelis & Fanfare. Peter Guy, org [Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle]
  • Farrant/Hilton: Lord for thy tender mercy's sake. Tallis: If ye love me. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle / Peter Guy
  • Guilmant: March on a theme of Handel. Peter Guy, org [Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle]
  • Rorem:
 Three Motets: O Deus, ego amo te; Oratio Patris Condren; Thee, God. Choir of St Thomas Fifth avenue, New York/Gerre Hancock
  • Boyce: The sorrow of my heart. Lallouette: O mysterium ineffabile. Choirs of St Luke’s Church, Evanston, Illinois / Richard Webster
  • Peeters: Ave verum corpus. Lucian Singers / Graeme Morton
  • Bach: Wir gläuben all an einem Gott, BWV680. Flor Peeters, org [St Camilius Institute,Antwerp]
  • Boyle:
 Thou, O God art praised in Sion. Choir of St Luke’s Church, Evanston, Illinois / Richard Webster
  • Fissinger: Lux aeterna. Woodley Ensemble / Robert Lehman
  • Bach?fox: Now thank we all our God. Peter Guy, org [Christ Chruch Cathedral, Newcastle]
  • Grainger: Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away. Calvin Bowman, org. [Melbourne Town Hall]

  • 30th June

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  • Bach: Concerto for solo organ in A minor, BWV593 (after Vivaldi). Edward Theodore, org [St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne]
  • Beethoven: Minuet in C for a Musical Clock. Anthony Halliday, org. [St Francis's Church, Melbourne]
  • Marchant: Te Deum. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/Stanley Marchant
  • Smart: Postlude in C. Stanley Marchant, org [St Paul's Cathedral, London]
  • Purcell: Hear my Prayer, O Lord. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Gibbons: This is the record of John. Robin Blaze, c-t; Winchester Cathedral Choir; Sarah Baldock, org. / David Hill
  • Gibbons: Fantasia in A minor. Simon Preston, org [Knole House Chapel, Kent]
  • Parry: Lord, let me know mine end. Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury
  • Parry: Chorale Prelude - Martyrdom. Geoffrey Cox, org [New College, Oxford]
  • Purcell: Two Trumpet Tunes & Air. Noel Rawsthorne, org [Liverpool Anglican Cathedral]
  • Tippett: A Child of our Time: Five Negro Spirituals. The Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • Rawsthorne; Aria. Kemp English, org [Dunedin Town Hall]

  • 23rd June

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  • J. Praetorius: Variations on Was kann uns kommen an fur Not. Rudolf Meyer, org.
  • Rutter: My true love hath heart. Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
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  • Grainger: Handel in The Strand. Gordon Stewart, org.
  • Cocker (arr. Ley): Tuba tune. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Stolzer: Bow down thine ear, O Lord (Psalm 86). Capella Antiqua Munich/Konrad Ruhland
  • Kauffmann: O Gott, du frommer Gott; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich. Jorg Kraemer, org.
  • Caldara: Magnificat. Schola Cantorum of Melbourne/Gary Ekkel
  • Schumann: Sketches in Canon Form Op. 56. Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss, org.
  • Schubert: In the depths dwells the light; Shepherds' Chorus; Huntsmen's Chorus (Rosamunde). Ernst Senff Chamber Choir, CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Karg-Elert: By the Waters of Babylon. Harold Fabrikant, org.

  • 16th June

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  • Bach: Prelude in E flat BWV 552 John O'Donnell, org. [Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University]
  • Stanford: Te deum Op 115 in C. Winchester Cathedral Choir; Stephen Farr, org. / David Hill
  • Stanford: Te Deum Laudamus Fantasia Op 116/1. Simon Nieminski, org. [Freemason' Hall, Edinburgh]
  • de Barra Tibi Laus. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin/Mark Duley
  • Stanford: Communion Service in C Op 115: Credo. Choir of St John's College, Cambridge; Christopher Whitton, org. / Christopher Robinson
  • Wills: The Praises of the Trinity. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Philip Nicholls.
  • Byrd: O Lux beata Trinitas. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Stainer: I saw the Lord. Wesmintster Abbey Choir; Robert Quinney, org. / James O'Donnell
  • Trad arr Young: Ye banks and braes; Road to the Isles. Ballarat City Choir / Keith Young
  • Trad arr Douglas: Comin' thro' the Rye; Lauder: Roamin' in the gloamin' & Just a wee Doch-an-Doris. Ballarat City Choir / Keith Young
  • Anderson arr Trotter: Sleigh Ride. Kemp English, org [Dunedin Town Hall]
  • Bach: Fugue in E flat BWV 552. Lindsay O'Neill, org [St John's Church, Launceston]

  • 9th June

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  • Bach: Komm Heiliger Geist BWV 652 . Peter Hurford, org.
  • Jarman: The Sea of Berries.Trad (arr Hatfield) Las Amarillas, Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • W.Lloyd Webber: Trio; Jackson: The Sweet Rivelet; Gershwin: Walking the dog, Paul Stubbings, org.
  • Trad: Veni Sancte Spiritus; Loth: Spiritus Sancti gratia. Niederaltaicher Scholaren/Konrad Ruhland
  • Peeters: Variations on Veni Creator Spiritus. David Agg, org.
  • Du Caurroy: Veni Sancte Spiritus. Choir of New College Oxford/Edward Higginbottom
  • Buxtehude: Now let us beg true faith of the Holy Spiritt, BuxWV208; The lips of the unwise shall say..... BuxWV187. Craig Cramer, org.
  • Chesnokov: Bless the Lord, O my soul. Melbourne University Choral Society, Schola Cantorum of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • StanfordL Intermezzo founded upon an Irish air. Kieran Crichton, org.
  • Peeters: Aria. Andrew Lucas, org.

  • 2nd June

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  • Howells: Two Slow Airs. Philip Kenyon, org. {Charterhouse School Chapel]
  • Tournemire: L'Orgue Mystique No 24: Offertoire. Adrian Gunning, org [Coventry Cathedral]
  • Barber: Chorale for Ascension Day. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence
  • Harwood: Short Postlude for Ascension Day. Jeremy Filsell, org. [Winchester Cathedral]
  • White (Whyte): Christe qui lux es ed dies. The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter
  • Croft: God is gone up. Magdalen College Choir, Oxford/John Harper.
  • Byrd: Alleluia, Ascendit Deus. Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Philip Ledger
  • Philips: Ascedit Deus. Choir of Westminster Abbey/James O'Donnell
  • Byrd: Viri Galilei. Choir of St Luke's Church, Evanston, IL/Richard Webster
  • Finzi: God is gone up, Op. 27/2. Memphis Boy Choir; Memphis Chamber Choir; David J Kieinzle, org. / John Ayer
  • Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV536. Christopher Cook, org [Nazareth Lutheran Church, Woolloongabba QLD]
  • Gibbons: O clap your hands. Winchester Cathedral Choir/David Hill
  • Vaughan Williams: O Clap your Hands. Bournemouth SO, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Waynflete Singers/David Hill.
  • Messiaen: L'Ascension: Transport de joie d'un Ame devant la Gloire du Christ qui La Sienne. Peter Nicholson, org [St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne]
  • Martin: Hail, gladdening light. Choir of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; Christopher Putnam, org. / John Fenstermaker

  • 26th May

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  • Dupre: Chorales, Op. 28/1-6. Michael Keeley, org.
  • Sullivan: Kentucky Minstrels/Leslie Woodgate
  • Trad: Radujsa Russko Zemie; Kalitka; The Story of 12 Robbers. Red Army Choir and Orch
  • Whitlock: Canzona. David Titterington, org.
  • Bach: Jesu, Meine Freude BWV 227. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence
  • Boyce: Voluntary No.1 in D. David Kinsela, org.
  • Vann: Elegy; Watson: Prelude on 'Maccabaeus'. June Nixon, org.
  • Trad: Lass of Richmond Hill: Drink to me only with thine eyes; Pearsall: Who shall win my lady fair. Wangaratta Singers/Benedict Wilson
  • Frescobaldi: Six Dances. Alan Harverson, org.