- 1At the round earth's imagined cornersMalcolm Archer
- 2Carol of the StableMalcolm Archer
- 3Suo GânMalcolm Archer
- 4An Irish BlessingMalcolm Archer
- 5In War, ResolutionMalcolm Archer
- 6KyrieMalcolm Archer (Missa Montis Regalis)
- 7GloriaMalcolm Archer (Missa Montis Regalis)
- 8SanctusMalcolm Archer (Missa Montis Regalis)
- 9BenedictusMalcolm Archer (Missa Montis Regalis)
- 10Agnus DeiMalcolm Archer (Missa Montis Regalis)
- 11Prayer for St. Richard of ChichesterMalcolm Archer
- 12A Harvest AnthemMalcolm Archer
- 13Sing of a stable by an innMalcolm Archer
- 14Anthem for SeafarersMalcolm Archer (Eternal Father Strong to Save)
- 15Good Christians all, Rejoice and SingMalcolm Archer
- 16Nearer, my God, to TheeMalcolm Archer
- 17All creatures of our God and KingMalcolm Archer
At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
Malcolm Archer, Convivium Singers, David Price
- EngineeringAdaq Khan & Kevin Hogdson
- MasteringAdaq Khan
- PhotographyJacqui Marie Dunster
- Creative DirJohn Bevan
- Exec ProducerAdrian Green
At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
The Royal School of Church Music presents, in Association with Convivium Records, an exclusive Malcolm Archer recording At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners. This is the first disc of Malcolm’s music to be released in a decade.
Malcolm Archer is Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College, where he trains and conducts the Quiristers and Chapel Choir and teaches organ in the College. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in cathedral music, which has taken him to posts at Norwich, Bristol, Wells Cathedrals and then Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
During his time there he directed the choir for several State services, including the Tsunami Memorial Service, the London Bombings Service and the 80th Birthday Service for HM The Queen, for which he was invited by Buckingham Palace to compose a special anthem, performed live on BBC1. His many broadcasts and recordings from Wells and St. Paul’s have received critical acclaim, and his CD of Christmas music from St. Paul’s was voted Editor’s number one choice in The Daily Telegraph. Malcolm is much in demand as a choir trainer and choral and orchestral conductor, and he has directed concerts, workshops and courses in various parts of the globe, as well as working with several leading orchestras. He is also the Musical Director of the Jean Langlais Festival in France. As an organ recitalist he has played in nine European countries, the USA and Canada, and his CDs include repertoire as diverse as J.S. Bach and Olivier Messiaen, as well as his own music.
As a composer, Malcolm receives regular commissions from both sides of the Atlantic, and he has many published works. Recently he has composed works for the Southern Cathedrals Festival, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Festival of the Sons of the Clergy and an anthem for the enthronement service of the Bishop of Winchester. He has also jointly edited two books for Oxford University Press: Advent for Choirs and Epiphany to All Saints for Choirs. He has been an adjudicator for the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the year competition, and for four years was a judge for the BBC Songs of Praise School Choirs competition, including chairing the judging panel for two of those competitions. He is also a frequent contributor to that programme as both interviewee and musical arranger. He has recently been a judge for the British Composer Awards.
Malcolm has served as council member of the Royal College of Organists, and he is a member of the council of the Guild of Church Musicians, from whom he was recently awarded the Fellowship for his services to church music over many years. In 2009, he was awarded the FRSCM (Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music) for his work in three cathedrals, and as a composer of church music.
Convivium Singers is an award winning, critically acclaimed choral ensemble, providing opportunities for young singers at the early stages of performing careers, as well as for talented musicians who have chosen not to pursue careers in music.
The ensemble specialises in performing and recording sacred and secular music by living British composers. They were described as ‘an extraordinarily good choir to listen to’ by BBC Radio 3’s ‘CD Review’, with reference to the recently released NAXOS disc of music by Jonathan Dove.
Convivium Singers have also delved into early music, and their CD of motets by Peter Philips (Convivium Records) received a five-star review in the magazine ‘Choir & Organ’.
The Singers often work with established conductors and com- posers to introduce contemporary music to wider audiences. They were prize-winners at the Tolosa International Choral Contest (Spain), and recently performed in Milan at the festival ‘La Fabbrica del Canto’ and in Hradec Králové at the Czech choral festival ‘Sborové slavnosti.’
The group has a diverse repertoire from traditional choral music to folk-songs, partsongs and popular arrangements.
Convivium Singers are well suited to performing for weddings, private functions and corporate events, however remote, and are happy to offer a free quotation and advice with music choices and even facilitate new compositions where requested.
David Price is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Before coming to Portsmouth he was Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral having previously held Organ Scholarships at Rochester Cathedral and Croydon Minster. During his time at Ely he toured Germany, Belgium, Holland, Poland and the Czech Republic with the Cathedral Choir. His John Amner recording on Hyperion was critically acclaimed and Editor’s Choice in ‘The Gramophone’ music magazine.
During his Portsmouth tenure, the profile of the cathedral’s music has been raised to new heights through twelve inter- national tours, recordings and regular work for the BBC and ITV. He has been pleased to lead vocal training sessions for other choirs and has recently worked in this capacity for the Diocese of Berlin and with the choir of Pembroke College, Oxford.
After ten years in his current post, Portsmouth University conferred David Price with an Honorary Doctorate of Music in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of music at the cathedral and to the cultural life of the city. In the same year he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of St Cecilia and in 2013 he was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of The Guild of Church Musicians. Recent recital venues for David include Chambery Cathedral and Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps; Trinity Church, Copenhagen and Salvatorkirche, Duisburg. In 2009 his ‘St John Passion for Good Friday’ was published.
The Royal School of Church Music
For more information about the Royal School of Church Music, Malcolm Archer’s commissions, and to request music in print, visit https://www.rscm.com