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Hunt, Donald (conductor)

Donald Hunt (conductor)

Donald Hunt was born in Gloucester, where he became a cathedral chorister and an articled pupil of the cathedral organist, conductor and composer, Dr Herbert Sumsion, to whom he became assistant organist at the age of seventeen.

After a short spell in Torquay, Donald Hunt was appointed director of music at the renowned Parish Church of Leeds and, while in Yorkshire, became conductor and choir trainer of several notable choirs such as the Leeds Philharmonic, the Leeds Festival Chorus and the Halifax Choral Society. For his work in Yorkshire – he was also Leeds City Organist and an academic lecturer at the Leeds College of Music – he received a doctorate in music from the University of Leeds. Dr Hunt was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral in January 1976, a post he held until August 1996, during which time he was artistic director and conductor of eight Three Choirs Festivals. He has also enjoyed a long and happy association with the Bromsgrove Festival.

Albums

Elgar: Cathedral Music
CDH55147Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Elgar: The complete choral songs
CDA66271/22CDs Archive Service
English Choral and Organ Music
CDH55009Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Joy to the World
CDH55161Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted
Stanford: Cathedral Music
CDA66030Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 1
CDA66446Archive Service
Wesley: Anthems, Vol. 2
CDA66469Archive Service

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
A Gallery Carolwith Worcester Festival Choral Society, Adrian Partington (organ)
Ding dong! merrily on highwith Worcester Festival Choral Society
God rest you merry, gentlemenwith Worcester Festival Choral Society, Adrian Partington (organ)
Il est né, le divin enfantwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
Joy to the worldwith Worcester Festival Choral Society, Adrian Partington (organ)
King Jesus hath a gardenwith Worcester Festival Choral Society, Adrian Partington (organ)
Mary, Mother of God's dear childwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
Sans Day Carolwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
The Song of the Birdswith Worcester Cathedral Choir
The Twelve Days of Christmaswith Worcester Festival Choral Society
The Yorkshire Wassailwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Benjamin Ryder (treble)
What shall we give to the child?with Worcester Cathedral Choir, William Carslake (treble)
RONALD CORP (b1951)
Susanniwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)
A Christmas Greeting, Op 52with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Jeremy Ballard (violin), Robin Thurlby (violin), Keith Swallow (piano)
Angelus, Op 56with Worcester Cathedral Choir
Ave Maria, Op 2 No 2with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Ave maris stella, Op 2 No 3with Worcester Cathedral Choir, William Carslake (treble), Adrian Partington (organ)
Ave verum corpus, Op 2 No 1with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Death on the hills, Op 72with The Donald Hunt Singers
Ecce sacerdos magnuswith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Evening Scenewith Worcester Cathedral Choir
Fear not, O landwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45with The Donald Hunt Singers
Four Choral Songs, Op 53with Worcester Cathedral Choir
Give unto the Lord, Op 74with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Go, song of mine, Op 57with Worcester Cathedral Choir, The Donald Hunt Singers
Goodmorrowwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
Great is the Lord, Op 67with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
How calmly the eveningwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
I sing the birthwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
Lo! Christ the Lord is bornwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Love, Op 18 No 2with The Donald Hunt Singers
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op 18 No 3with The Donald Hunt Singers
O happy eyes, Op 18 No 1with The Donald Hunt Singers
O hearken thou, Op 64with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
O salutaris hostia Iwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
O salutaris hostia IIwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
O salutaris hostia IIIwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Spanish Serenade, Op 23with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Jeremy Ballard (violin), Robin Thurlby (violin), Keith Swallow (piano)
The Heraldwith The Donald Hunt Singers
The Prince of Sleepwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
The Rapid Streamwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Keith Swallow (piano)
The Reveille, Op 54with The Donald Hunt Singers
The Wandererwith The Donald Hunt Singers
The Woodland Streamwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Keith Swallow (piano)
They are at restwith The Donald Hunt Singers
Two Choral Songs, Op 71with The Donald Hunt Singers
Two Choral Songs, Op 73with The Donald Hunt Singers
Two Partsongs, Op 26with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Jeremy Ballard (violin), Robin Thurlby (violin), Keith Swallow (piano)
Weary wind of the westwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
When swallows flywith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Keith Swallow (piano)
Zut, zut, zutwith The Donald Hunt Singers
GERALD FINZI (1901-1956)
Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op 26with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
HENRY JOHN GAUNTLETT (1805-1876)
Once in Royal David's Citywith Worcester Festival Choral Society, Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983)
Inheritancewith The Donald Hunt Singers
The Scribewith The Donald Hunt Singers
WILLIAM JAMES KIRKPATRICK (1838-1921)
Away in a mangerwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Thomas Blunt (treble)
WILLIAM LLEWELLYN (b1925)
Hush you, my babywith Worcester Cathedral Choir
In the bleak mid-winterwith Worcester Festival Choral Society
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Hark! the herald angels singwith Worcester Festival Choral Society, Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
SIR JOHN STAINER (1840-1901)
The First Nowell / Mary's Childwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Worcester Festival Choral Society, Adrian Partington (organ)
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924)
Evening Service in A, Op 12with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Paul Trepte (organ)
For lo, I raise up, Op 145with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Paul Trepte (organ)
O living willwith Worcester Cathedral Choir
The Lord is my shepherdwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Paul Trepte (organ)
Three Motets, Op 38with Worcester Cathedral Choir
Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, Op 123with Worcester Cathedral Choir, Paul Trepte (organ)
HERBERT WHITTON SUMSION (1899-1995)
In Exilewith The Donald Hunt Singers
Te Deum laudamuswith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
They that go down to the sea in shipswith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
JEREMY THURLOW (b?)
All and somewith Worcester Cathedral Choir
JUDITH WEIR (b1954)
Illuminare, Jerusalemwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY (1810-1876)
Ascribe unto the Lordwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Blessed be the God and Fatherwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ), Thomas Blunt (treble)
Cast me not awaywith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Let us lift up our heartwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Man that is born of a womanwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
O give thanks unto the Lordwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
O Lord, my Godwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
O Lord, thou art my Godwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Praise the Lord, my soulwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
The face of the Lordwith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
The wildernesswith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peacewith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ)
Wash me throughly from my wickednesswith Worcester Cathedral Choir, Adrian Partington (organ), Benjamin Ryder (treble)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A Christmas Greeting, Op 52 (Elgar)
A Gallery Carol (Anon/Wells)
A grim old king  
After many a dusty mile  
All and some (Thurlow)
Alleluia. I sing the birth  
And in that day it shall be said  
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away  
And the ransom'd of the Lord  
Angelus, Op 56 (Elgar)
As for the Gods of Heaven  
Ascribe unto the Lord (Wesley)
Ave Maria, Op 2 No 2 (Elgar)
Ave maris stella, Op 2 No 3 (Elgar)
Ave Mary! – Look down, O Queen, on thy children lowly bending  
Ave verum corpus, Op 2 No 1 (Elgar)
Away in a manger (Kirkpatrick/Llewellyn)
Beati quorum via  
Blessed are they that alway keep judgment  
Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)
Bowered on sloping hillsides rise  
Caelos ascendit hodie  
Cast me not away (Wesley)
Cloud, if as thou dost melt  
Come! give it a lift, our old-time march-song  
Death on the hills, Op 72 (Elgar)
Deep in my soul  
Ding dong! merrily on high (Anon/Llewellyn)
Dishevelled and in tears, go, song of mine  
Dreams all too brief  
Ecce sacerdos magnus (Elgar)
English Motets, Op 135 (Stanford)
Evening Scene (Elgar)
Evening Service in A, Op 12 (Stanford)
Fear not, O land (Elgar)
Feasting I watch  
Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
Fly, singing bird, fly  
For in the wilderness shall waters break out  
For lo, I raise up, Op 145 (Stanford)
For our heart shall rejoice in him  
For this mortal must put on immortality  
Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
Give unto the Lord, Op 74 (Elgar)
Glorious and Powerful God  
Go, song of mine, Op 57 (Elgar)
God rest you merry, gentlemen (Anon/Llewellyn)
Goodmorrow (Elgar)
Great is the Lord, Op 67 (Elgar)
Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands  
Hark! the herald angels sing (Mendelssohn/Llewellyn)
He will swallow up death in victory  
How calmly the evening (Elgar)
How oft along the woodland way  
Hush you, my baby (Llewellyn)
I met at eve the Prince of Sleep  
I sing the birth (Elgar)
I wander through the woodlands  
Il est né, le divin enfant (Anon/Llewellyn)
Illuminare, Jerusalem (Weir)
In Exile (Sumsion)
In the bleak mid-winter (Llewellyn)
Inheritance (Howells)
It's oh to be a wild wind  
Joy to the world (Anon/Llewellyn)
Justorum animae  
King Jesus hath a garden (Anon/Llewellyn)
Lead me, Lord, in thy righteousness  
Let us lift up our heart (Wesley)
Like the rosy norther glow  
Lo! Christ the Lord is born (Elgar)
Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op 26 (Finzi)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  
Love, Op 18 No 2 (Elgar)
Love's Tempest  
Magnificat  
Man that is born of a woman (Wesley)
Mary, Mother of God's dear child (Anon/Jorda)
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op 18 No 3 (Elgar)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  
My voice shalt thou hear betimes, O Lord  
Nunc dimittis  
O give thanks unto the Lord (Wesley)
O happy eyes, Op 18 No 1 (Elgar)
O hearken thou, Op 64 (Elgar)
O living will (Stanford)
O Lord, my God (Wesley)
O Lord, thou art my God (Wesley)
O may we thus insure  
O salutaris hostia I (Elgar)
O salutaris hostia II (Elgar)
O salutaris hostia III (Elgar)
O snow, which sinks so light  
O streamlet, swiftly flowing  
O Wild West Wind  
O worship the Lord  
Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett/Mann/Wells)
Owls, an Epitaph  
Praise the Lord, my soul (Wesley)
Sans Day Carol (Anon/Humphris)
Say to them of a fearful heart  
Serenade  
Silent lay the sapphire ocean  
Spanish Serenade, Op 23 (Elgar)
Stars of the summer night!  
Susanni (Corp)
Te Deum laudamus (Sumsion)
The face of the Lord (Wesley)
The First Nowell / Mary's Child (Stainer/Ainger/Llewellyn)
The Fountain  
The Herald (Elgar)
The Lord hath been mindful of us  
The Lord is my shepherd (Stanford)
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants  
The Prince of Sleep (Elgar)
The Rapid Stream (Elgar)
The Reveille, Op 54 (Elgar)
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth  
The Scribe (Howells)
The sheep-bell tolleth curfew-time  
The Shower  
The Snow  
The Song of the Birds (Anon/Ribo)
The Twelve Days of Christmas (Anon/Austin/Humphris)
The unthrift sun shot vital gold  
The Wanderer (Elgar)
The wilderness (Wesley)
The Woodland Stream (Elgar)
The Yorkshire Wassail (Anon/Humphris)
There is sweet music  
They are at rest (Elgar)
They that go down to the sea in ships (Sumsion)
Thou judge of quick and dead  
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (Wesley)
Thou, O Lord God, art the thing  
Three Motets, Op 38 (Stanford)
Two Choral Songs, Op 71 (Elgar)
Two Choral Songs, Op 73 (Elgar)
Two Partsongs, Op 26 (Elgar)
Wash me throughly from my wickedness (Wesley)
Weary wind of the west (Elgar)
What is that? … Nothing  
What shall we give to the child? (Anon/Ribo)
When swallows dart from cottage eves  
When swallows fly (Elgar)
Whether I find thee  
Who can express the noble acts of the Lord?  
Why o'er the dark'ning hill-slopes  
Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, Op 123 (Stanford)
Ye holy angels bright  
Yea, cast me from heights  
You that have spent the silent night  
Zut, zut, zut (Elgar)
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