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English Hymn 1 [Import]

Wells Chathedral Choir & Malcolm Archer Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (December 14, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion UK
  • ASIN: B000038I68
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,704 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Christ triumphant, ever reigning (tune: Guiting Power), hymn
2. How Shall I Sing that Majesty, hymn for chorus [Coe Fen]
3. Like a mighty river flowing (tune: Old Yeavering), hymn
4. Father, her the prayer we offer (tune: Cypress Court), hymn
5. I vow to thee, my country, for chorus & orchestra, H. 148
6. We sing the praise of him who died (tune: Bow Brickhill), hymn
7. I, the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am, Lord), hymn
8. All my hope on God is founded (tune: Michael), for chorus
9. Give me the wings of faith (on the tune "San Rocco"), hymn
10. Lord Jesus Christ, hymn (tune Living Lord) (NEH 297)
11. For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
12. My song is love unknown, hymn for chorus
13. Praise the Lord of heaven (tune: Vicars' Close), hymn
14. Glorious things of thee are spoken (tune: Abbot's Leigh), hymn
15. Come Down, O Love Divine, hymn ("Down Ampney")
16. Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing (tune: Highwood), hymn
17. King of Glory, King of Peace (tune: Redland), hymn
18. Holy Spirit, ever dwelling (tune: Salisbury), hymn
19. For the fruits of his creation (tune: East Acklam), hymn
20. Lead, kindly light (tune Alberta)
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Grands cantiques du XXe siècle / Wells Cathedral Choir, dir. Malcolm Archer

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5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan February 4, 2007
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MUCH VARIETY OF MUSIC SUNG WITH EXPERTISE BY THE EXCELLENT WELLS CATHEDRAL CHOIR.

This is a really good representation of 20th century hymn tunes sung by a typical British Choir made up of boy sopranos, male altos and the usual number of tenors and basses. The choir sings very well using good diction and appropriate interpretation. The arrangements are varied, different groups of voices singing parts of a hymn usually alternating and eventually the full choir joins in; nothing unusual in the arrangements themselves. There is a nice variety of hymns, some more interesting than others.

The opening hymn:'Christ, triumphant, ever reigning' is a good opener because it moves quickly and begins with the high clear sound of the boy sopranos that immediately commands your attention. John Barnard's majestic 'Guiting Power' tune sweeps the words up in a wide-ranging flowing melody that creates from them a fine hymn.

'I, the Lord of sea and sky(Here I am, Lord) is a truly striking hymn! The words of this song begin with a proclamation in the verses; this is answered in the refrain by the singer's commitment to service. This is reflected in the tune. The melody for the verses has a vigorous movement to proclaim the work of God in creation, His continuing love for that creation and His call for service. Both the words and music are by the American Jesuit musician Daniel L. Schutte, who has served both on college campuses and in parish ministry.

'All My Hope On God Is Founded' the tune of which is written by Herbert Howells and is called 'Michael' in memory of his son who died in childhood. It is a lovely melody and the words suit it very well.

The composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was the music editor of the 'English Hymnal'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars God is an Englishman June 4, 2000
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After the Anglican Communion, particularly the American branch, has completed its transformation from a church to a political-social club, at least it will be remembered for two things: the beautiful and influential language of its Book of Common Prayer (1662) and its wonderful music. The English Hymn, volume 1, is a promising start to another English music series by Hyperion. This series complements Hyperion's English Anthems series, its Psalms at St. Paul's (many volumes of Anglican chant), and its two-CD collection of "Mags and Nuncs" (My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord and My Spirit Hath Rejoiced). Volume 1, "Christ Triumphant," features hymns written in the 20th century. The styles of the hymns range from confident, pre-Great War, "God is an Englishman" roof-raisers to insipid, happy-clappy jingles, which inadvertently, I assume, parallel the decline of the church. The Wells Cathedral Choir sings with gusto and, typical of Hyperion, the sound quality is excellent. My only disappointment came when the CD ended - is this all there is to the 20th century? I hope Hyperion plans to include more than one volume on the 20th century in this series. If you enjoy this type of music, you will be satisfied with this CD. If you have CDs from the other series listed above, the English Hymn, vol. 1, and a programmable, carousel-CD player, now you can click your heels and transport yourself to Evensong at King's College, Cambridge, or St. Paul's, London!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dan Schutte's Here I Am, Lord January 7, 2001
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I bought this collection because I saw the song, Here I Am, Lord written by Daniel Schutte. I grew up singing this song and many other pieces from the St. Louis Jesuits and this continues to be one that has deep meaning for me. In addition, the other pieces in this collection are very enjoyable to listen to, not only for worship but for time of reflection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dan Schutte's Here I Am, Lord January 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I bought this collection because I saw the song, Here I Am, Lord written by Daniel Schutte. I grew up singing this song and many other pieces from the St. Louis Jesuits and this continues to be one that has deep meaning for me. In addition, the other pieces in this collection are very enjoyable to listen to, not only for worship but for time of reflection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much unison January 28, 2014
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I am familiar with English hymn convention, but there is just too much singing in unison in this album. Very few selections have singing in parts. Somewhat dissatisfying and disappointing. Why have a choir album for just this? Volumes 2 and 3 were much better. This is an excellent group.
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