Henry Aldrich: Sacred Choral Music

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Henry Aldrich’s Sacred Choral Music, performed by The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford, conducted by James Morley Potter, with organist David Bannister and The Restoration Consort.

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About this release

“Priest, architect and composer Henry Aldrich was a key figure in the musical life of seventeenth- century Oxford. A recording of his choral music, with its wide range of influences from Byrd to Purcell, is presented here by one of the choirs of the college of which he was Dean: Christ Church, Oxford. “This striking survey of music by Henry Aldrich reveals him to be a significant figure in 17th-century English musical life, with a characterful compositional voice. The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church bring this neglected music back to life in great style, with energy and commitment.”Dr Stephen Darlington MBE

CD Booklet
  • O give thanks - Henry Aldrich
  • The Lord is King - Henry Aldrich
  • All people that on earth do dwell - Henry Aldrich
  • O God, thou art my God - Henry Aldrich
  • God is our hope and strength - Henry Aldrich
  • O Lord our Governor - Henry Aldrich
  • Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints - Henry Aldrich
  • Magnificat; Service in F major - Henry Aldrich
  • Nunc dimittis; Service in F major - Henry Aldrich
  • O sing unto the Lord - Henry Aldrich
  • O praise the Lord, all ye heathen - Henry Aldrich
  • I will love thee, O Lord - Henry Aldrich
  • Out of the deep - Henry Aldrich
  • Give ear, O Lord - Henry Aldrich
  • Be not wroth - Henry Aldrich
  • Conveniunt doctae sorores; Music for the Oxford Act 1682 - Henry Aldrich
  • Instrumental Suite: Opening; Music for the Oxford Act 1682 - Henry Aldrich
  • Instrumental Suite: Gavot; Music for the Oxford Act 1682 - Henry Aldrich
  • Instrumental Suite: Menuet; Music for the Oxford Act 1682 - Henry Aldrich
  • Instrumental Suite: Lancashire Hornpipe; Music for the Oxford Act 1682 - Henry Aldrich
  • Instrumental Suite: Brouch; Music for the Oxford Act 1682 - Henry Aldrich
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Commissioned Programme Note

Henry Aldrich was born on 15 January, 1648 at Westminster, where as a boy he attended Westminster School and was chosen as a King’s Scholar in 1658. He matriculated in 1662, and was elected to the Westminster Scholarship to Christ Church. Aldrich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1666 and a Master of Arts in 1669, entering Holy Orders about this time. While at Oxford, he may have received formal musical training from Edward Lowe, who held a position as professor of music at Oxford until his death in 1682. Aldrich was appointed canon in 1682, having proceeded Bachelor of Divinity and Doctorate of Divinity that same year. Read more

Production Credits

Catalogue number CR052
Consort The Restoration Consort
Engineering & Editing Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Recording Locations Merton College Chapel, Oxford
Producer Stephen Rice
Music Editor Dr Dean Jobin-Bevans
Programme Notes Dr Dean Jobin-Bevans
Artist Photography
Mike Cooter
Cover Image Henry Aldrich. Used by permission Dean & Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

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