How Shall I Sing That Majesty


Hymns performed by The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, OxfordDavid Bannister, directed by John Padley.

About this release

The tradition of hymn singing is one of the central parts of Christian heritage and liturgy. The singing of hymns has had, and continues to have, a significant importance in the Church today whether that be in the form of plainsong, chorales or the contribution of the Protestant traditions of Western Europe. This recording seeks to capture some of the nest of these hymns as well as to introduce some contemporary tunes and illustrate how composers have adapted them as settings for choirs.

  • King of Glory, King of Peace - tune. Ballards, arr. Adrian Lucas
  • Soul of My Saviour - tune. Anima Christi, arr. William Maher
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - tune. Blaenwern, arr. William Rowlands
  • O Thou Who Camest from Above - tune. Hereford, arr. Samual Sebastian Wesley
  • Ye Holy Angels Bright - tune. Darnell's 148th, arr. John Darwell
  • Jesu, Love of My Soul - tune. Aberystwyth, arr. Joseph Parry
  • Jerusalem on High - Sir Frederick Ouseley
  • Angel-Voices Ever Singing - tune. Angel Voices, arr. Edwin Monk
  • Virgin-Born, We Bow Before Thee - tune. German Medieval Melody, arr. Julian Dams
  • There's a Wideness in God's Mercy - tune. Coverdale, arr. Maurice Bevan
  • O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus - Thomas Williams
  • Come Down, O Love Divine - William Harris
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - tune. Rockingham, arr. Edward Miller
  • Long Since in Egypt's Plenteous Land - Charles Hubert Parry
  • Abide with Me - tune. Eventide, arr. William Monk
  • How Shall I Sing That Majesty - tune. Coe Fen, arr. Ken Naylor
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Catalogue number: CR021

Trumpet Richard Powell, Kevin Ransom
Conductor John Padley

Cover Image Simon Williamson
Photography Various
Engineering Adaq Khan
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer Simon Williamson
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 9, 10 March 2013
Venue The Chapel of Wellington College, Berkshire
Total Duration 48 mins
Catalogue number CR021