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Davan Wetton, Hilary (conductor)
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Hilary Davan Wetton, photographed in The Holst Room at St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith, London.

Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)

Hilary Davan Wetton was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and at The Royal College of Music, London, where he was a pupil of Sir Adrian Boult and won the Ricordi Conducting Prize. From 1979 he was the Director of Music at St Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith where his precursors were Holst, Vaughan Williams and Herbert Howells. He is also the conductor of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra (with whom he has recorded Raff Symphonies for Hyperion), the Wren Orchestra, the City of London Choir and the Scottish Schools Orchestra. Appearances abroad have included concerts in America, Australia and Singapore, as well as in Europe. He was conductor of the Holst Singers from 1978 to 1990.

Hilary Davan Wetton was awarded the degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, by The Open University in 1983.

Albums
'Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda' (CDH55050)
Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
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'Holst: Choral Ballets' (CDA66784)
Holst: Choral Ballets
'Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'' (CDH55050)
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda; Britten: Choral dances from Gloriana; Bliss: Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks'
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'Holst: Choral Symphony & Choral Fantasia' (CDH55104)
Holst: Choral Symphony & Choral Fantasia
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'Holst: The Evening Watch & other choral works' (CDH55170)
Holst: The Evening Watch & other choral works
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'Parry: Job' (CDA67025)
Parry: Job
'Raff: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4' (CDH55017)
Raff: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
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'Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits & Five Mystical Songs' (CDH55004)
Vaughan Williams: Five Tudor Portraits & Five Mystical Songs
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Complete works available for download
SIR ARTHUR BLISS  (1891-1975)
Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' with Holst Singers
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
Choral dances from Gloriana, 1967 version with Martyn Hill (tenor), Thelma Owen (harp), Holst Singers
GUSTAV HOLST  (1874-1934)
A Choral Fantasia, H177 Op 51 with Guildford Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 with Holst Singers, Thelma Owen (harp)
Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 with Guildford Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
King Estmere, H70 with Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra
Nunc dimittis, H127 with Holst Singers
Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 with Holst Singers, Holst Orchestra
Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 with Holst Singers, Holst Orchestra
The Evening Watch, H159 Op 43 No 1 with Holst Singers
The Golden Goose, H163 with Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra
The Morning of the Year, H164 with Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra
Two Psalms, H117 with Holst Singers, Holst Orchestra
SIR HUBERT PARRY  (1848-1918)
Job with Guildford Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
JOSEPH JOACHIM RAFF  (1822-1882)
Symphony No 3 in F major 'Im Walde / In the Forest', Op 153 with The Milton Keynes City Orchestra
Symphony No 4 in G minor, Op 167 with The Milton Keynes City Orchestra
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  (1872-1958)
Five Mystical Songs with Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Choral Fantasia, H177 Op 51 (Holst)
A Hymn to Pan  No 2 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
A Love Song  No 4 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
A mummers' play  No 3 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
All ye woods and trees and bowers  First line to A Hymn to Pan, No 2 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Alone to sacrifice Thou goest Lord  First line to Good Friday, No 1 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
And it was so, that the Lord turned the captivity of Job (Narrator)  Scene 4 No 7 of Job (Parry)
And the Lord said to Satan (Narrator/Chorus/Satan)  Scene 1 No 2 of Job (Parry)
And there came a messenger to Job, and said (Narrator/Shepherd Boy/Job/Satan/Chorus)  Scene 2 No 3 of Job (Parry)
Angel spirits of sleep  No 3 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
Antiphon  No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Assemble, all ye maidens  No 7 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
Bacchus, young Bacchus! good or ill betide  First line to Song and Bacchanal. Chorus, Part 2f of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Before Sleep  No 6 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Beneath my palm tree, by the river side  First line to Song and Bacchanal, Part 2a of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
But now my soul is poured out upon me (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 7 of Job (Parry)
But put forth Thine hand now (Satan/Narrator/Chorus)  Scene 1 No 3 of Job (Parry)
But when Thou joinest with the Nine  First line to Finale. Chorus, Part 5f of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Choral dances from Gloriana, 1967 version (Britten)
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Come, my way, my truth, my life  First line to The Call, No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Come, O Sabean horde! Come, and destroy! (Satan/Chorus)  Scene 2 No 2 of Job (Parry)
Dance of the headman and hobby-horse  No 3 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
Dance of the maidens  No 6 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
Dance of the three girls  No 9 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Dance of the youngest couple  No 10 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
Dance of the youths  No 5 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
Demeter, rich in fruit, and rich in grain  First line to The Song of the Reapers, No 6 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Down then came that maiden fair  No 4 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Down with the rascal  First line to The Human Organ, No 6 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Drinking Song  No 5 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Easter  No 1 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Epitaph on John Jayberd of Diss  No 3, Burlesca of Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
Ever let the fancy roam  First line to Scherzo. Fancy Chorus, Part 4a of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Execution  No 7 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
Flowing from the firmament  First line to Hymn to the Waters, No 2 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
For I know that Thou shalt bring me unto death (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 8 of Job (Parry)
Go thou on before us  First line to Hymn of the Travellers, No 4 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
God of the golden bow  First line to Finale. Chorus, Part 5b of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Good Friday  No 1 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 3 of Job (Parry)
Hast thou given the horse strength? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 4 of Job (Parry)
Hear our hymn, O Goddess  First line to Hymn to the Dawn, No 1 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
Hearken to me gentlemen  No 1 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Here's the old man  First line to The Mummer's Play, No 4 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
How mighty are the Sabbaths  No 3 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
How should a man be just with God? (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 3 of Job (Parry)
Hymn of the Travellers  No 4 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
Hymn to the Dawn  No 1 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
Hymn to the Waters  No 2 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
Hymn to Vena 'The sun rising through the mist'  No 3 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
I got me flowers  No 2 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Intercession  No 2 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Jane Scroop, Her Lament for Philip Sparrow  No 4, Romanza of Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
Job (Parry)
Jolly Rutterkin  No 5, Scherzo of Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing  First line to Antiphon, No 5 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Let the day perish wherein I was born (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 1 of Job (Parry)
Lift up thy voice, O son of man, and cry (Chorus)  Scene 2 No 4 of Job (Parry)
Little pigeon, grave and fleet  First line to The Pigeon Song, No 5 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Lord, Who hast made us for Thine own  First line to Psalm 148, No 2 of Two Psalms, H117 (Holst)
Love bade me welcome  No 3 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Love on my heart  No 6 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
Love, sweet love  No 11 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Man born of desire  Part 1 of A Choral Fantasia, H177 Op 51 (Holst)
Man that is born of woman is of few days (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 5 of Job (Parry)
My mother was a western woman  No 8 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
My soul is weary of my life (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 4 of Job (Parry)
Next thy Tasso's ardent numbers  First line to Finale. Solo, Part 5e of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Noblest, I pray Thee  First line to A Love Song, No 4 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Now arched dark boughs hang dim and still – Shepherds all, maidens fair  First line to The Shepherd's Night-Song, No 7 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Now Christ thee save  No 3 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Now when Job's friends heard of all this evil (Narrator)  Scene 3, Introduction of Job (Parry)
Nunc dimittis, H127 (Holst)
O dance of love  No 9 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
O lady, this is thy own true love  No 10 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
O Love, I complain  No 2 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
O that I were as in the months past (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 6 of Job (Parry)
O Thou, whose mighty palace roof doth hang  First line to Prelude. Invocation to Pan: Chorus, Part 1 of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Ode on a Grecian Urn: Chorus  Part 3 of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants  First line to Song and Bacchanal. Solo, Part 2e of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Or forced them all to flee  No 11 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Pan and Echo – The Naiads' Music  No 4 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Pan's Saraband  No 3 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Prelude. Invocation to Pan: Chorus  Part 1 of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Pretty Bess  No 2, Intermezzo of Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
Psalm 148  No 2 of Two Psalms, H117 (Holst)
Psalm 86  No 1 of Two Psalms, H117 (Holst)
Reade me, reade me dear brother  No 2 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Rejoice, ye dead, where'er your spirits dwell  Part 3 of A Choral Fantasia, H177 Op 51 (Holst)
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise without delays  First line to Easter, No 1 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
Say who is this?  No 1 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
Set free Thy people, set free Thy servants  First line to Intercession, No 2 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
She sent one after King Estmere  No 7 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Sleep  No 8 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Song and Bacchanal  Part 2a of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Sorrow and joy  No 5 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
Sound drum and trumpet play  No 2 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Spirit here that reignest!  First line to Finale. Solo, Part 5a of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Spring is here  No 8 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
Symphony No 3 in F major 'Im Walde / In the Forest', Op 153 (Raff)
Symphony No 4 in G minor, Op 167 (Raff)
The Call  No 4 of Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
The Evening Watch, H159 Op 43 No 1 (Holst)
The flocks of my master are blessed of God (Shepherd Boy)  Scene 2 No 1 of Job (Parry)
The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
The Goose Dance  No 10 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
The Human Organ  No 6 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
The Masque begins  First line to Choral dances from Gloriana, 1967 version (Britten)
The Mating Dance  No 7 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
The Mummer's Play  No 4 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
The Pigeon Song  No 5 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
The Shepherds' Holyday  No 1 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
The Shepherd's Night-Song  No 7 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
The Song of the Reapers  No 6 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
The toil of day is ebbing, the quiet comes again  First line to Before Sleep, No 6 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
The Tunning of Elinor Rumming  No 1, Ballad of Five Tudor Portraits. A Choral Suite in five movements (Vaughan Williams)
The voice of nature  No 2 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
The voices call  No 4 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
Then bespake her father dear  No 5 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Then King Estmere he took his harp  No 9 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Then shall God also confess that thine own right hand can save thee (Chorus/Narrator/Job)  Scene 4 No 6 of Job (Parry)
Then, through thy Temple wide, melodious swells  First line to Finale. Solo, Part 5c of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
There was a man in the land of Uz (Narrator/Job)  Scene 1 No 1 of Job (Parry)
They had not ridden scarce a mile  No 6 of King Estmere, H70 (Holst)
Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness  First line to Ode on a Grecian Urn: Chorus, Part 3 of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Thus, thus begin the yearly rites  First line to The Shepherds' Holyday, No 1 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
'Tis awful silence then again  First line to Finale. Chorus, Part 5d of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
To my humble supplication  First line to Psalm 86, No 1 of Two Psalms, H117 (Holst)
To you, consummate drinkers, though little be your drought  First line to Drinking Song, No 5 of Six Choruses, H186 Op 52 (Holst)
Two Psalms, H117 (Holst)
Vainly awaiting, some beguiling  No 5 of The Golden Goose, H163 (Holst)
Vena comes, born of light  First line to Hymn to Vena 'The sun rising through the mist', No 3 of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. Group 3, H99 Op 26 No 3 (Holst)
When first we met  No 4 of Seven Partsongs, H162 Op 44 (Holst)
When wedding fiddles are a-playing  First line to Scherzo. Folly's Song, Part 4b of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Whence came ye, jolly Satyrs, whence came ye?  First line to Song and Bacchanal. Chorus, Part 2d of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Whence came ye, merry Damsels, whence came ye?  First line to Song and Bacchanal. Chorus, Part 2b of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
Where while I seek you, Echo, do you live, Love? – Come, ye sorrowful and steep  First line to Pan and Echo – The Naiads' Music, No 4 of Pastoral 'Lie strewn the white flocks' (Bliss)
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 1 of Job (Parry)
Who shut up the sea with doors? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 2 of Job (Parry)
Why died I not from the womb? (Job)  Scene 3 The Lamentation of Job No 2 of Job (Parry)
Wilt thou disannul judgment? (Chorus)  Scene 4 No 5 of Job (Parry)
Within his car, aloft, young Bacchus stood  First line to Song and Bacchanal. Solo, Part 2c of Choral Symphony No 1, H155 Op 41 (Holst)
You have shown my mystery  No 11 of The Morning of the Year, H164 (Holst)
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