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A selection of organ and choral works – both sacred and secular – from the Early Music period to the present day.

The theme is Allegretto in E flat by William Wolstenholme played by Peter Jewkes at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, NSW.


IN CONCERT – details of concerts of Organ & Choral Music for the week of
May 27, 2018
Sunday May 27 – 3.00 pm
St Philips Church, Blackburn North
Christopher Trikilis, org; Peter Sheridan, flute
JS Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Fauré & Piazzolla
Monday May 28 – 6 pm
The Salon Melbourne Recital Centre
Ensemble Gombert
Distler: Totentanz & JS Bach: Jesu, meine Freude
Monday May 28 – 7.30 pm
St Stephens Church, Richmond
Harvard Krokodiloes
a capella choir singing music from the American songbook
all proceeds will go to the St Stephens 1865 JW Walker organ restoration
Thursday May 31 – 1.00 pm
St Michael’s Church, Melbourne
Christopher Trikilis
Buxtehude, Dubois, Floyd & Manz
Sunday June 3 – 2.30 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Brighton
Paul Taylor, org; Larissa Cairns, soprano
incl: JS Bach, F Couperin, S Wesley, Franck, Boëllmann, Dubois

Peter Wakeley or Simon Colvin

The Christ Church Music Foundation exists to foster excellence in the music at Christ Church South Yarra, as 3mbs seeks to promote excellence in Western art music in Melbourne. CCMF is proud to sponsor the Organ and Choral Music as so many Melbournians tune in on a Sunday morning.

20th May

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  • Wolstenholme: Allegretto in F. William Wolstenholme, org
  • Reger: Pfingsten Op 145/6. Roger Judd, org [St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle]
  • Brahe arr Young: Bless this House. Ballarat YWCA Choir/Amy Young
  • Diack arr Howarth: All in the April evening. Ballarat YWCA Choir/Amy Young
  • Ouseley: Prelude & Fugue in B flat. Jonathan Rees-Williams, org [St George's Hall, Windsor Castle]
  • Ives: Listen, sweet dove. Choir of St Thomas on-the-Bourne, Farnham, Surrey/David Swinson. Jeremy Filsell, org
  • Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis. Newman College Choir/Gary Ekkel.
  • Demessieux: Twelve Chorale Preludes Op 8: Veni Creator. Adrian Gunning, org [St John the Evangelist, Islington, London]
  • Mews: A sound came from heaven. Wellington Cathedral Choir/Philip Walsh
  • Bach: Fantasia on Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651. Stuart Forster, org [Trinity College Chapel, Parkville]
  • Attwood: Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire. Thomas Colwell, treble; Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/John Scott. Andrew Lucas, org

  • 13th May

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  • Rinck: Six variations on a theme of Corelli, Op.56. Ludger Lohmann, org.
  • Desprez: El Grillo; Allegez-moi; Adieu mes amours; Scaramella. Capella Antiqua Munich/Konrad Ruhland
  • Williams: Ferry me across the water; McAlley: A happy life. Aust. Boys Choir. Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.
  • Guilmant: Caprice in B flat Op.20/3. Thomas Heywood, org,
  • Palestrina: O Rex Gloriae. Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell.
  • Gregorian Chant: Viri Galilaei. Singers of St Laurence/Neil McEwan.
  • Sweelinck: Viri Galilei. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Richard Marlow.
  • Bach: Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn BWV 648; Ach Bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Smart: Psalm 47 - O clap your hands together. Hereford Cathedral Choir/Roy Massey
  • Philips: Ascendit Deus. Clare College Chapel Choir/Timothy Brown
  • Schumann: Sketches in canon form Op. 56/1 & 2. Hans Christoph Becker-Foss, org.
  • Farmer: Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone; Bennett: Weep, O mine eyes; Lasso: Matona mia Cara; Caima: Maitre il cucolo, The King's Singers

  • 6th May

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  • Buxtehude: Mensch, willt du leben seliglich BuxWV206; War Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit; BuxWV222; Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ BuxWV224. Christopher Herrick, org.
  • Kerll: Magnificat on the first tone; Capriccio on the cuckoo; John O'Donnell, org.
  • Trad: Kamarinskaya; Kalinka. Red Army Ensemble/Boris Alexandrov
  • Guilmant: Cantilene-Pastorale Op. 19. Simon Lindley, org.
  • JM Bach: I know that my Redeemer lives. Capella Sancti Michaelis/Erik van Nevel
  • Tallis: If ye love me. Clare College Chapel Choir Cambridge/Timothy Brown
  • Mendelssohn: Andante religioso; allegretto. Vincent Genvrin, org.
  • Du Caurroy: Victimae Paschcali. New College Oxford Choir/Edward Higginbottom
  • Palestrina: Easter Hymn. BBC Welsh Chorus/John Hugh Thomas
  • Rheinberger: Trios Op. 189/4 & 5. Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • Claudius: The moon is out; Trad (arr Rowley): I have a bonnet. Imogen Children's Choir/Laurie Gaffney
  • Beethoven (trans Halliday): Adagio (Piano Concerto in E flat Op. 73. Anthony Halliday, org.
  • Vierne: Impromptu (Pieces de Fantaisie Op. 54. Christopher Wrench, org.

  • 29th April

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  • Widor: Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op.42/1 - i Allegro vivace & ii Allegr cantabile. Gerard Brooks, org [St Ouen, Rouen]
  • Stanford: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Op.123. Winchester Cathedral Choir; Stephen farr, org./David Hill
  • Bach: Christians shout for joy. Liverpool Cathedral Choir/Ian Tracey
  • Bach: Schemelli Song Book:God liveth still BWV461. King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Noyon arr Hancock: Christus Vincit. Choir of St Thomas Church, New York; St Thomas Brass; Jeremy Bruns, org./John Scott
  • Widor: Symphony No 5 Op 42/1 - iii Andante quasi allegretto. Gerard Brooks, org [St Ouen, Rouen]
  • Traditional: O What Their Joy & Their Glory Must Be. Wallace Collection, King's College Choir Cambridge; Benjamin Bayl, org./Stephen Cleobury.
  • Widor: Symphony No 5 Op 42/1 - iv Adagio & v Toccata. Gerard Brooks, org [St Ouen, Rouen]

  • 22nd April

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  • Scheidemann: Preambulum No. 3 in D; Jesu, du wolltest uns weisen. Gustav Leonhardt, org.
  • Whitlock: Canzona. David Titterington, org.
  • Trad (arr Rowley): I have a bonnet; Bridge: The graceful swaying wattle. Imogen Children's Chorale/Laurie Gaffney
  • Sullivan: The Lost Chord. Kentucky Minstrels
  • Karg-Elert: Rigaudon (partita). Massimo Nosetti, org
  • Parry: The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23). Trinity College Choir Melbourne/Peter Godfrey
  • Goss: If we believe that Jesus died and rose again. Choir of St John's College Cambridge/George Guest; org. Brian Runnett
  • Nauss: Aria secunda in G minor. Anneros Hulliger, org., Philip Swanton, org.
  • Monteverdi: Christe, Adoremus Te. St Mary's Cathedral Choir/David Russell; org. Peter Kneeshaw
  • Gluck: Andante tranquillo; Floyd: Church Preludes 1 & 3. Ingrid Austin, org.
  • Arcadelt: Voi ve n'andat' al cielo; Ver' infern' e'l al cielo. Capella Antiqua Munich/Konrad Ruhland
  • C.P.E Bach: Sonata in B flat Wq. 70/2, H.134. Ian Quinn, org.
  • Handel: Alexander's Feast: Now strike the golden Lyre again. Stockholm Bach Choir; Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 15th April

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  • Lemmens: Prière (L’École d’orgue 1862). Kurt Ison, org [Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney]
  • Reichek: Sonata da Chiesa. Sören Hermansson, horn & Per-Ove Larsson, org
  • Byrd: Christus resugens. The Cambidge Singers/John Rutter
  • Reading A Double Voluntary. Gerard Brooks, org [Christ Church,Spitalfields, London]
  • Philips: Christus resurgens. Winchester Cathedral Choir; The Parley of Instruments/David Hill
  • Allegri: Christus resurgens. Choir of The London Oratory/Patrick Russill
  • Hakim: Hymn au Sacre Coeur. International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble; Bruce Grindlay, org
  • Bairstow: Sing ye to the Lord. Choir of St Thomas Curch, New York; St Thomas Brass; Jeremy Bruns, org./John Scott
  • Trad French arr Lindley: Now the green blade riseth.Jeremy Woodside, org./David Russell
  • Widor: Surrexit a mrtuis. Westminster Cathedral Choir; Joseph Cullen & Andrew Reid, organs./James O'Donnell
  • Harris: Most glorious Lord of life. Choir of Christ Church St Laurence; Peter Jewkes, org./David Russell
  • Widor: Symphny No 1 Op 13/1 - Meditation. Daniel Roth, org [St Sulpice, Paris]
  • Dutch Carol arr Ledger: The joyful Eastertide. Choir of Christ Church St Laurence; Jeremy Woodside, org./Neil McEwan

  • 8th April

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  • Bach: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 626; Erstanden ist der Heil'ge Christ BWV 628; Christ ist erstanden BWV 746; Jesu Meine Freude BWV 713. Peter Hurford, org.
  • Mendelssohn: Lift thine eyes (Elijah); Roberton: All in the April Evening. BBC Welsh Chorus
  • Trad: Twilight Song; The Minstrel Boy. Melbourne Chamber Choir/Faye Dumont
  • Rheinberger: Cantilene. Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • G.Gabrieli: Surrexit Christus. Taverner Choir; London Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble/Andrew Parrott
  • Gregorian Chant: Salva Festa Dies. Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge/Mary Berry.
  • Pachelbel: Partita: Christus, der ist mein Leben. Werner Jacob, org.
  • Taylor: Angels roll the rock away; Jarvis: Christ being raised from the dead. Psalmody; Parley Of Instruments/Peter Holman.
  • Kerckhoven: Fantasia; Zipoli: Offertorio. Douglas Lawrence, org.
  • Wagner: Summ und Brumm (Flying Dutchman). Budapest Radio Chorus; ORF SO/Pinchas Steinberg

  • 1st April

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  • Scheidemann: Christ lag in Todesbanden. Karin Nelson, org.
  • Bohm: Christ lag in Todesbanden. Christiaan Teeuwsen, org.
  • Trad. Spiritual: Do don't toucha my garment; Were you there?; Billing (arr Daniel): The Lord is risen indeed. Melbourne Chorale (1993)/Val J. Pyers
  • Bingham: Roulade. Clive Driskill-Smith, org.
  • Gregorian Chant: Resurrexi. Choralschola Maria Einsiedeln/Roman Bannwart
  • Gibbons: I am the Resurrection. Choir of Christ Church St Lawrence, Sydney/Neil McEwan
  • Donati: Alleluia! Haec Dies. Giggleswick School Chapel Choir/Peter Read
  • Guilmant: Paraphrase on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes' Jonathan Bielby, org.
  • Wood: 'Tis the day of Resurrection. Choir of Magdalen College Oxford/Bernard Rose
  • Handel: Air in G minor HWV 466. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Jacob: Humpty Dumpty and his False Relations (1966). John Birch, John Dykes Bower, Simon Preston, org.; James Blades, percussion; The King's Choral Scholars/David Willcocks
  • Mans: Improvisation on Netherlands folk melodies. Martin Mans, org.