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Partington, Adrian (organ)

Adrian Partington (organ)

Adrian Partington is an English conductor, chorus master, organist and pianist. He is currently director of music at Gloucester Cathedral, joint conductor of the Three Choirs Festival and artistic director for the Gloucester festival years, director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, conductor of Bristol Choral Society and Gloucester Choral Society and leader of the postgraduate choral conducting course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

The son of professional musicians, he was a chorister at Worcester Cathedral, studied at the Royal College of Music and was organ scholar at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and King's College, Cambridge. He returned to Worcester as assistant organist before turning more of his attention to choral conducting. In 1999, he was appointed director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales—a position which he still holds, and has involved preparing the chorus for many concerts, broadcasts, appearances and recordings. He also conducts several concerts himself each season, as well as other BBC engagements such as conducting the televised Swansea link at the Last Night of the Proms and recording the soundtrack for one series of Doctor Who. He has also worked with many of the big London choirs, not only preparing choirs for some of the great conductors of our time, but also as conductor himself.

He remains an active organist and pianist, appearing as organ soloist and recording several solo organ CDs. He frequently performs with leading instrumentalists as a pianist, such as Baroque violinist and co-leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Margaret Faultless with whom he gives recitals in the UK and Germany.

'Elgar: Cathedral Music' (CDH55147)
Elgar: Cathedral Music
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'English Choral and Organ Music' (CDH55009)
English Choral and Organ Music
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'Joy to the World' (CDH55161)
Joy to the World
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'Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 1' (CDA66446)
Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 1
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'Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 2' (CDA66469)
Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 2
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Gallery Carol (Anon/Wells)
And in that day it shall be said  Part 5 of O Lord, thou art my God (Wesley)
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away  Part 5 of The wilderness (Wesley)
And the ransom'd of the Lord  Part 4 of The wilderness (Wesley)
As for the Gods of Heaven  Part 3 of Ascribe unto the Lord (Wesley)
Ascribe unto the Lord (Wesley)
Ave Maria, Op 2 No 2 (Elgar)
Ave maris stella, Op 2 No 3 (Elgar)
Ave verum corpus, Op 2 No 1 (Elgar)
Blessed are they that alway keep judgment  Part 3 of O give thanks unto the Lord (Wesley)
Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)
Cast me not away (Wesley)
Ecce sacerdos magnus (Elgar)
Fear not, O land (Elgar)
For in the wilderness shall waters break out  Part 3 of The wilderness (Wesley)
For our heart shall rejoice in him  Part 2 of O Lord, thou art my God (Wesley)
For this mortal must put on immortality  Part 4 of O Lord, thou art my God (Wesley)
Give unto the Lord, Op 74 (Elgar)
God rest you merry, gentlemen (Anon/Llewellyn)
Great is the Lord, Op 67 (Elgar)
Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn/Llewellyn)
He will swallow up death in victory  Part 3 of O Lord, thou art my God (Wesley)
Illuminare, Jerusalem (Weir)
Joy to the world (Anon/Llewellyn)
King Jesus hath a garden (Anon/Llewellyn)
Lead me, Lord, in thy righteousness  Part 3 of Praise the Lord, my soul (Wesley)
Let us lift up our heart (Wesley)
Lo! Christ the Lord is born (Elgar)
Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op 26 (Finzi)
Man that is born of a woman (Wesley)
My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord  Part 2 of Praise the Lord, my soul (Wesley)
O give thanks unto the Lord (Wesley)
O hearken thou, Op 64 (Elgar)
O Lord, my God (Wesley)
O Lord, thou art my God (Wesley)
O may we thus insure  Part 4 of Let us lift up our heart (Wesley)
O salutaris hostia II (Elgar)
O salutaris hostia III (Elgar)
O worship the Lord  Part 2 of Ascribe unto the Lord (Wesley)
Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett/Mann/Wells)
Praise the Lord, my soul (Wesley)
Say to them of a fearful heart  Part 2 of The wilderness (Wesley)
Te Deum laudamus (Sumsion)
The face of the Lord (Wesley)
The First Nowell / Mary's Child (Stainer/Ainger/Llewellyn)
The Lord hath been mindful of us  Part 4 of Ascribe unto the Lord (Wesley)
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants  Part 3 of The face of the Lord (Wesley)
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth  Part 2 of The face of the Lord (Wesley)
The wilderness (Wesley)
They that go down to the sea in ships (Sumsion)
Thou judge of quick and dead  Part 3 of Let us lift up our heart (Wesley)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (Wesley)
Thou, O Lord God, art the thing  Part 2 of Let us lift up our heart (Wesley)
Wash me throughly from my wickedness (Wesley)
Who can express the noble acts of the Lord?  Part 2 of O give thanks unto the Lord (Wesley)
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