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Choral Music at UPC

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. – Psalm 57:9

Choir 2015The following is a representation of the active repertoire offered on Sunday mornings during the academic season by the Chancel (Adult) Choir at University Church.  With music from the pens of some of the greatest composers coupled with texts full of scripture and fine poetry that is solid, sophisticated and never trivial, the result is a compilation of much of the best church music from the repertoire of centuries of Christian praying and singing.

We strive to offer our best to God in the work of worship through our ‘psalms and spiritual songs’ each week, and we will continue to increase our repertoire.  In the words of F. Pratt Green:

And did not Jesus sing a psalm that night
when utmost evil strove against the Light?
Then let us sing, for whom he won the fight, Alleluia!

Repertoire

BACH – MOZART

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  1685-1750
Awake, Thou Wintry Earth (Cantata 129)
Crucifixus (Mass in B Minor)
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star (Cantata 1)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Cantata 147)
My Heart Ever Faithful (Cantata 68)
Now Thank We All Our God (Cantata 79)
Sheep and Lambs May Safely Graze (Cantata 208)
, arr. J. Julius Baird  1907-1983

EDGAR BAINTON  1880-1956
And I saw a new Heaven

EDWARD C. BAIRSTOW  1874-1946
As Moses lifted up the serpent
Jesu, the very thought of Thee
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Sing Ye to the Lord

Mrs. H.H.A. (Amy) BEACH  1867-1944
Let this mind be in you, Op. 105

KERRY BEAUMONT  b. 1957
Jesu, the very thought of Thee

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  1770-1827
Hallelujah (Mount of Olives)

JEAN BERGER  1909-2002
Create in me a clean heart
The eyes of all wait upon Thee

HECTOR BERLIOZ  1803-1869
The Shepherds’ Farewell

LEONARD BERNSTEIN  1918-1990
Chichester Psalms

MAURICE BEVAN 1921-2006
There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

JOHANNES BRAHMS  1833-1897
Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren, Op. 30
Shaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, No. 2
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Ein Deutches Requiem)

IAN BRENTNALL  b. 1961
Bread of the World

BENJAMIN BRITTEN  1913-1976
Jubilate Deo
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30
There is no rose (A Ceremony of Carols)

THOMAS BROWN  b. 1953
Adam lay ybounden
I wonder as I wander
Lord of the dance
Shall we gather at the river (Duet)

ANTON BRUCKNER  1824-1896
Christus factus est

ERNEST BULLOCK  1890-1979
Give us the wings of faith

T. FREDERICK H. CANDLYN  1892-1964
Christ, whose glory fills the skies

STEPHEN CARACCIOLO  b. 1962
Within These Walls

PABLO CASALS  1876-1973
O vos omnes

BOB CHILCOTT  b. 1955
In the time of snow (solo)
Walk softly

F. MELIUS CHRISTIANSEN  1871-1955
Lamb of God most holy

HENRY COLEMAN  1888-1965
Ye servants of God

AARON COPLAND  1900-1990
Shall we gather at the River
Zion’s Walls

HAROLD DARKE  1888-1976
In the bleak mid-winter

SID DAVIS  b. 1954
More Love

WILLIAM L. DAWSON  1899-1990
There is a Balm in Gilead

HUGO DISTLER  1908-1942
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

THÉODORE DUBOIS  1837-1924
O vos omnes (The Seven Last Words of Christ)

MAURICE DURUFLÉ  1902-1906
Ubi caritas

GEORGE DYSON  1883-1964
I will worship
Lauds

EDWARD ELGAR  1857-1934
Ave verum corpus
The spirit of the Lord

RICHARD FARRANT  c. 1530-1580
Call to Remembrance
Hide not Thou Thy face

GABRIEL FAURÉ  1845-1924
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Requiem, Op. 48

MICHAEL FLEMING  1928-2006
Kindle a light

CÉSAR FRANCK  1822-1890
Panis Angelicus (Solo)
Psalm 150

HAROLD W. FRIEDELL  1905-1958
Draw us in the Spirit’s tether
Jesus so lowly
Song of Mary

ORLANDO GIBBONS  1583-1625
Drop, drop slow tears
O Lord, increase my faith

JOHN GOSS  1800-1880
God so loved the world

CHARLES GOUNOD  1818-1893
Sanctus (St. Cecilia Mass)

PATRICK HADLEY  1899-1973
I sing of a maiden

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL  1685-1759
And the glory of the Lord (Messiah)
For unto us a child is born (Messiah)
I know that my Redeemer liveth (Messiah)
Hallelujah! (Messiah)

IAN HARE  b. 1949
Thou, O God, art praised in Sion

WILLIAM H. HARRIS  1883-1973
Behold, the tabernacle of God
This Joyful Eastertide

HANS LEO HASSLER  1564-1612
Cantate Domino

MICHAEL HEAD  1900-1976
The Little Road to Bethlehem (solo)

FRANZ JOSEF HAYDN  1732-1809
The heavens are telling (The Creation)

LEE HOIBY  1926-2011
The Lamb (solo)

HERBERT HOWELLS  1892-1983
A spotless rose
Come Sing and Dance (solo)
Here is the Little Door
King David (solo)
Like as the hart
Magnificat (Collegium Regale)

JOHN IRELAND  1879-1962
Greater Love

GRAYSTON IVES  b. 1948
Listen sweet dove

DAVID N. JOHNSON  1922-1987
The lone wild bird

TERRE JOHNSON  b. 1959
Come, Ye Disconsolate (TTBB)

JOHN JOUBERT  b. 1927
There is no Rose
Torches

ALEKSANDR KOPYLOV  1854-1911
Heavenly Light

ROBERT LAU  b. 1943
Sing to the Lord a new song

PHILIP LEDGER  1937-2012
Adam lay ybounden
Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep
Still, Still, Still

KENNETH LEIGHTON  1929-1988
Drop, drop slow tears
Solus ad Victimam

HUGH A. MACKINNON  1891-1981
Sleeps Judea Fair

PAUL MANZ  1919-2009
E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come

JANE MARSHALL  b. 1924
My Eternal King

GILBERT MARTIN  b. 1941
When I survey the wondrous cross

PETER MATHEWS  b. 1944
Ubi caritas

WILLIAM MATHIAS  1934-1992
Let the people praise Thee O God
Sir Christèmas

THOMAS MATTHEWS  1915-1999
The Day of Resurrection
The Lord is my shepherd

FELIX MENDELSSOHN  1809-1847
Grant us Thy peace
I waited for the Lord (Lobgesang, Oo. 52)
Hear My Prayer
He, watching over Israel
 (Elijah)
How lovely are the Messengers (St. Paul)
Three Excerpts from Christus, Op. 97
-Recit: When Jesus our Lord
-Trio: Say, where is He born, the king of Judaea?
-Chorus: There shall a Star

THOMAS MORLEY  1557/58-1602
Agnus Dei

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  1756-1791
Ave verum Corpus
Psalm 117 (Laudate Dominum)

NEAR – YON

GERALD NEAR  b. 1942
Christ hath a garden
Ding Dong! Merrily on high

T. TERTIUS NOBLE  1867-1953
Go to Dark Gesthemane
Souls of the righteous

GEORGE OLDROYD  1886-1951
Prayer to Jesus
Song of the Passion

BORIS ORD  1897-1961
Adam lay ybounden

JACK OSSEWAARDE  1918-2004
Draw us in the Spirit’s Tether

SAM BATT OWENS 1928-1988
Let all the world in every corner sing

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA  1525-1594
Sicut cervus desiderat

ALICE PARKER  b. 1925
Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal
He is King of Kings
Morning Trumpet
Saints bound for Heaven

C. HUBERT H. PARRY  1848-1918
Dear Lord and Father
I was glad

STEPHEN PAULUS  1948-2014
Pilgrims’ Hymn

GIOVANNI PERGOLESI   c.1710-1763
Quando corpus morietur (Stabat Mater)

EDGAR PETTMAN  1865-1943
The Angel Gabriel

CRAIG PHILLIPS  b. 1961
Light’s glittering morn

DANIEL PINKHAM  1923-2006
Gloria in excelsis (Christmas Cantata)

ELIZABETH POSTEN  1905-1987
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS  1571-1621
Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming

HENRY PURCELL  1659-1695
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts

NOEL RAWSTHORNE  b. 1929
Christ is our cornerstone

ROY RINGWALD  1910-1955
Precious Lord

JOHN RUTTER  b. 1945
Angels’ Carol
Christ the Lord is risen again
God be in my head
Il est né le divin enfant
Nativity Carol
Open Thou Mine Eyes
Prayer of St. Francis
There is a flower
What sweeter music

GODFREY SAMPSON  1861-1949
Come, my way, my truth, my life
My song shall be always of the loving kindness

RICHARD SHEPERD  b. 1949
Jesu, the very thought of Thee
Never weather-beaten sail
The Secret of Christ

LEO SOWERBY  1895-1968
Eternal Light
I Was Glad
I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

JOHN STAINER  1840-1901
God so loved the world (The Crucifixion)
How beautiful upon the mountains

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD  1852-1924
And I saw another angel
Beati quorum via
Magnificat in C
Nunc dimittis in G
Oh! for a closer walk with God
Te Deum in B-flat
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

PHILIP STOPFORD  b. 1977
For the Beauty of the Earth

THOMAS TALLIS  ca. 1505-1585
If ye love me
O nata lux
To mock your reign, O dearest Lord

JOHN TAVERNER  b. 1944
The Lamb

RICHARD R. TERRY  1865-1938
I saw a fair mayden

ERIC THIMAN  1900-1975
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord
Jesu, the very thought of Thee
King of Glory, King of Peace
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (Solo)
Wondrous Love

RANDALL THOMPSON  1899-1894
Alleluia
The Best of Rooms
The Last Words of David

VAN DENMAN THOMPSON  1890-1969
A Choral Prayer

EVERETT TITCOMB  1884-1968
I will not leave you comfortless

JOHN TURNER  b. 1943
A Song on the Birth of Christ

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  1872-1958
Come Down, O Love Divine (arr. Thomas Brown)
Five Mystical Songs
Love bade me welcome
     The Call
     Antiphon
O How Amiable
The Blessed Son of God
The Truth from Above

ANTONIO VIVALDI  1678-1741
Gloria

WILLIAM WALTON  1902-1983
Jubilate Deo
Set me as a seal

PETER WARLOCK  1894-1930
Lullaby my Jesus

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER  b. 1948
Pie Jesu (Requiem)

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY  1766-1837
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

PERCY WHITLOCK  1903-1946
Jesu, grant me this I pray

MACK WILBERG  b. 1955
Come, Thou Fount of every Blessing
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

HEALEY WILLAN  1880-1968
Hodie, Christus natus est
O Sacred Feast
Rise up, my love, my fair one

JONATHAN WILLCOCKS  b. 1953
The holly and the ivy

DAVID WILLCOCKS  b. 1919
Infant Lowly, Infant Holy
Sussex Carol
Resonemus Laudibus
The Infant King
Quelle est cette odeur agréable?

CHARLES WOOD  1866-1926
Expectans Expectavi
King Jesus hath a Garden
Never weather-beaten sail
O Thou the central orb

GEORGE RATCLIFFE WOODWARD  1848-1934
Up! Good Christian Folk, and Listen

PIETRO YON  1886-1943
Gesú bambino (Solo)