Portsmouth Cathedral Choir: Music for Seafarers


A collection of seafaring and maritime music, featuring Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer and Convivium Singers.

About this release

An original and exciting collection of anthems, hymns, part-songs and folk-songs celebrating the Exchange’s longstanding support of seafarers and England’s rich, maritime musical tradition. Presented by The Baltic Exchange, London, in partnership with Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer and the Convivium Singers.

  • They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships - Grayston Ives
  • Vast Ocean of Light - Jonathan Dove
  • Here I Am, Lord - Daniel Schutt, arr. Malcolm Archer
  • Windswept Skies - Carson Cooman
  • Anthem for Seafarers (Eternal Father, Strong to Save) - Malcolm Archer
  • Never Weather-Beaten Sail - Charles Wood
  • Sailing - arr. Peter Hunt
  • Sea Fever - John Ireland
  • The Water Is Wide - arr. William Drakett
  • Blow the Wind Southerly - arr. Timothy Salter
  • There Is an Old Belief - Hubert Parry
  • Crossing the Bar - Hubert Parry
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee - Lowell Mason, arr. Malcolm Archer
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Production Credits

Organ / Piano Marcus Wibberley

Cover Image Courtesy of Stena Bulk
Photography Various
Engineering Adaq Khan, Kevin Hodgson
Sound Assistance Kevin Hodgson
Mastering Adaq Khan
Producer(s) Malcolm Archer, Andrew King, Alexander Norman, William Drakett, David Millinger
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 17 September 2010, 2 March, 16, 17 April, 9, 10 July, 2012
Venue Portsmouth Cathedral
Total Duration 54 mins
Catalogue number CR010

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