Hymns for All Seasons

Hymns for All Seasons

Ref: CDG1121

Hymns for All Seasons

A selection of hymns for the church's year, from Advent to harvest festival, recorded in the churches and chapels of the city of Oxford and in some of the great cathedrals of England. A glorious celebration of an English tradition, with reminders of old favourites from times past, and some familiar and heart-warming tunes and words.

1 Lo he comes with clouds descending Advent
2 Guide me O thou great redeemer
3 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Magdala directed by David Skinner
4 Of the father's love begotten Christmas
The Choir of New College, Oxford directed by Edward Higginbottom
5 Lord Jesus think on me Lent
Magdala directed by David Skinner
6 All glory laud and honour Palm Sunday
The Choir of All Saints Church, Margaret Street directed by Harry Bramma
7 The day of resurrection Easter
The Choir of Gloucester Cathedral directed by David Briggs
8 The strife is o'er, the battle done Easter
The Choir of Truro Cathedral directed by Andrew Nethsingha
9 Come down o love divine Whitsuntide
Magdala directed by David Skinner
10 We plough the fields and scatter Harvest
11 Now thank we all our God Thanksgiving
The Victoria Singers conducted by Sarah Tenant-Flowers
12 Awake my soul Morning
13 For all thy saints Saints' Days
Magdala directed by David Skinner
14 The old rugged cross
15 Abide with me fast falls
16 All through the night
17 Now the day is over
18 Nearer my God to thee
19 Eternal father strong to save
20 Onward Christian soldiers
The Victoria Singers conducted by Sarah Tenant-Flowers

CCL CDG1121
This compilation p & C 2005 Classical Communications Ltd
Cover image: Southease, East Sussex 2001 Francis Farmar Private Collection/www.bridgeman.co.uk
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Hymns for All Seasons

A selection of hymns for the church's year, from Advent to harvest festival, recorded in the churches and chapels of the city of Oxford and in some of the great cathedrals of England. A glorious celebration of an English tradition, with reminders of old favourites from times past, and some familiar and heart-warming tunes and words.

This is inevitably a personal collection of hymns. We each will have our own favourites, and you may not find all of yours here! Please let us know what you think is missing, and why, and we will endeavour to make some more recordings for you, and build up The Gift of Music's hymn collection. We have several other albums of music on a religious theme. Please ask for our catalogue.

Martin Souter, executive producer




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Title Composer Tune Author
1 Lo he comes with clouds descending English 18th c. Helmsley C Wesley/J Cennick
2 Guide me O thou great redeemer J Hughes Cwm Rhondda W Williams
3 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind CHH Parry Repton JG Whittier
4 Of the father's love begotten Piae Cantiones/Willcocks Divinum mysterium JM Neal
5 Lord Jesus think on me Damon's Psalter Southwell Bishop Synesius
6 All glory laud and honour M Teschner Saint Theodulph JM Neale
7 The day of resurrection Mainz Gesangbuch Ellacombe St John Damascene
8 The strife is o'er, the battle done P da Palestrina Victory F Pott
9 Come down o love divine R Vaughan Williams Down Ampney Bianco de Siena
10 We plough the fields and scatter JAP Schulz Wir pflügen JM Campbell
11 Now thank we all our God J Crüger Hanover Sir R Grant
12 Awake my soul FH Barthélémon Morning Hymn Bishop Ken
13 For all thy saints B Milgrove Mount Ephraim Bishop Mant
14 The old rugged cross G Bennard Old Rugged Cross G Bennard
15 Abide with me fast falls WH Monk Eventide HF Lyte
16 All through the night Traditional Ar hyd y nos Heber/Mercer/Whately
17 Now the day is over J Barnby Merrial S Baring-Gould
18 Nearer my God to thee L Mason Bethany SF Adams
19 Eternal father strong to save Rev JB Dykes Melita W Whiting
20 Onward Christian soldiers A Sullivan Saint Gertrude S Baring-Gould


Tracks 6-9 by courtesy of Priory Records.