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Portsmouth Cathedral is fortunate enough to have three choirs to assist in its programme of daily worship. The Cathedral Choir is made up of boy choristers who sing with Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars. The Parish Choir provides an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with singing for the Parish Eucharist each Sunday, whilst Cantate is a more recent addition to the musical life of the Cathedral, enabling young singers to sing evensong once a week and take part in special services and concerts. With around three hundred services a year, shared between three choirs, it is hardly surprising to find that bringing them all together at once is usually reserved for special occasions.

The aim of this collection of liturgical music is to highlight how singers of all ages contribute to the musical life of Portsmouth Cathedral. Each choir and piece of repertoire has its own characteristics and so musical items have been recorded in different parts of the cathedral building. It seemed only appropriate to conclude this snapshot of musical life at Portsmouth Cathedral, with two items for ‘Great Choir’. These draw together the musical threads which run through the liturgical year and provide cohesion to cathedral worship.

Adrian Green

Organist and Master of the Choristers, Portsmouth Cathedral, Dr David Price.
Sub-Organist & Director of Parish Choir, Portsmouth Cathedral, Marcus Wibberley.
Founder and Director of ‘Cantate’, Portsmouth Cathedral Youth Choir, Andrew Cleary.

Recorded at Portsmouth Cathedral January & February 2009 by The Choirs of Portsmouth Cathedral.
Engineered and edited by Adaq Khan, Adrian Green and Kevin Hodgson.
Produced by Adrian Green.

Track Listing

01    Kyrie – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) 3.49
02    Hodie Christus – Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976) 1.41
03    I saw three ships – Philip Ledger (b.1937) 1.49
04    Gloria in excelsis Deo – (plainsong) 2.51
05    The Call – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) 2.03
06    Creator of the stars of night – Malcolm Archer (b.1952) 3.38
07    Coventry Carol – (Anon.) 3.01
08    Faithful Magi – Colin Mawby (b.1936) 3.23
09    Carol for Emmaus – arr. Paul Trepe (b.1972) 4.12
10    Nunc dimittis “Collegium Regale” – Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983) 3.55
11    If ye love me – Philip Wilby (b.1949) 3.00
12    Call to remembrance – Richard Farrant (1530 – 1580) 1.23
13    Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé (1902 – 1986) 3.00
14    Ave, verum corpus – William Byrd (1540 – 1623) 4.01
15    Gloria tibi Domine – William Byrd (1540 – 1623) 1.56
16    O vos omnes – Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548 – 1611) 3.02
17    Consider all, ye passers by – John Amner (1759 – 1641) 5.29
18    Easter – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) 4.57
19    All people that on earth do dwell – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) 4.07
20    Festal Responses – Edward Woodall Naylor (1867 – 1934) 0.34
21    Le salut Messianique – Thierry Pallesco (b.1956) 4.02

Total running time 65.42 minutes

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