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St George's Chapel Choir Windsor

St George's Chapel Choir Windsor

The Choir of St George's Chapel comprises 24 boy choristers and twelve Lay Clerks singing alto, tenor and bass. The boys are educated at St George's School which is situated in the Castle grounds, and the Lay Clerks live in the Horseshoe Cloister, just to the west of the Chapel, and on Denton's Commons. The primary function of the Choir is to sing the daily services, the Opus Dei, and the large repertoire of music drawn from all ages and traditions. St George's Chapel exists to provide a place to give thanks to Almighty God and to pray for the Sovereign and the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the work of the choir is central to that aim. The choir was founded at the same time as the founding of the College in 1348 and, with the exception of the Commonwealth period (1649-60), has sung the services continuously since then. The choir sings regularly in the presence of the Queen and other members of the Royal family, and in recent times sang at the marriage of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones; and at the Service of Prayer and Dedication following the Marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. It sang also at services to mark the 80th birthdays of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. As well as the choir's work within the Chapel, it has won acclaim for its singing in concerts and recordings, both in Windsor and elsewhere. It regularly collaborates with London based ensembles and regularly gives one of the principal concerts in the Windsor Festival. The choir has produced a number of CDs. Abroad, the choir has been heard in the USA, France, Holland, Poland and Spain.

Albums
'Christmas through the ages' (NOEL1)
Christmas through the ages
NOEL1  Super-budget price sampler — Download only  
'Parry: Sacred Choral Music' (CDA66273)
Parry: Sacred Choral Music
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66273 
'Tavener: Sacred Music' (CDH55414)
Tavener: Sacred Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55414  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Tomkins: Cathedral Music' (CDH55066)
Tomkins: Cathedral Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55066  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Above the stars my Saviour dwells (Tomkins)
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom (Tomkins)
And did those feet in ancient time  First line to Jerusalem (Parry)
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam  First line to The Uncreated Eros (Tavener)
At the round earth's imagined corners  No 5 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Behold, the hour cometh (Tomkins)
Eonia (Tavener)
Evening Service in D major 'The Great' (Parry)
Glory be to God on high (Tomkins)
God is with us 'A Christmas proclamation' (Tavener)
Hear my words, ye people (Parry)
Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God  No 2 of Two Hymns to the Mother of God (Tavener)
Hymn to the Mother of God  No 1 of Two Hymns to the Mother of God (Tavener)
I know my soul hath power to know all things  No 2 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
I was glad (Parry)
In you, O woman full of grace  First line to Hymn to the Mother of God, No 1 of Two Hymns to the Mother of God (Tavener)
Jerusalem (Parry)
Jubilate  Canticle 2 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
Little lamb, who made thee?  First line to The Lamb (Tavener)
Lord, let me know mine end  No 6 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Canticle 4 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale' (Tavener)
Love bade me welcome (Tavener)
Magnificat  Canticle 3 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Service in D major 'The Great' (Parry)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale' (Tavener)
My beloved spake, and said unto me (Tomkins)
My help and protector is my God, and I will proclaim his glory  First line to Ode of Saint Andrew of Crete (Tavener)
My shepherd is the living Lord (Tomkins)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Canticle 3 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Canticle 1 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale' (Tavener)
My soul, there is a country  No 1 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Never weather-beaten sail  No 3 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 4 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Service in D major 'The Great' (Parry)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis 'Collegium Regale' (Tavener)
O be joyful in the Lord  First line to Jubilate, Canticle 2 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
O God, the proud are risen against me (Tomkins)
O sing unto the Lord a new song (Tomkins)
O ye apostles, assembled here from the ends of the earth  First line to Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God, No 2 of Two Hymns to the Mother of God (Tavener)
Ode of Saint Andrew of Crete (Tavener)
Sing unto God (Tomkins)
Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Te Deum  Canticle 1 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
The Lamb (Tavener)
The Tiger (Tavener)
The Uncreated Eros (Tavener)
Then David mourned (Tomkins)
There is an old belief  No 4 of Songs of Farewell (Parry)
Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright  First line to The Tiger (Tavener)
Today the Virgin 'A Christmas carol' (Tavener)
Two Hymns to the Mother of God (Tavener)
We praise thee, O God  First line to Te Deum, Canticle 1 of Third Service 'Great' (Tomkins)
When David heard (Tomkins)
Whether it's dusk or dawn's first light  First line to Eonia (Tavener)
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