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Winchester Cathedral Choir
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Winchester Cathedral Choir

The Choir of Winchester Cathedral is recognised as one of Britain's leading Cathedral choirs.

Their principal function is the singing of services in Winchester Cathedral, and, during term time, they sing an average of eight services each week. In addition they give concerts both in the Cathedral and elsewhere in Britain. They have also toured the USA, Australia and Brazil as well as most European countries. They are regular broadcasters on radio and television. Their repertoire ranges from music in the Winchester Troper (dating from c1000 AD) to many contemporary composers. Winchester Cathedral has also been at the forefront of commissioning new works from composers such as John Tavener, Jonathan Harvey, James Macmillan and Tarik O’Regan.

Their many recordings for Hyperion, Virgin Classics and Decca include discs of English music by Purcell, Tye, Tallis, Stanford, and Elgar. Other recordings for Herald and Regent include collections of music for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.

The Choir comprises eighteen boy choristers and twelve permanent lay clerks. The choristers are educated at The Pilgrims' School where they all learn at least one instrument, and the majority of them gain music scholarships to their next school. The lay clerks are all experienced musicians who work in a wide variety of professions, including teaching, PR and administration. The Cathedral also runs a girls’ choir (who are aged from 12-17) who sing services and concerts both by themselves and with the boys and Lay Clerks.

Albums
'Blow: Anthems' (CDD22055)
Blow: Anthems
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22055  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Byrd: Mass for five voices' (CDH55348)
Byrd: Mass for five voices
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55348  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Gibbons: Anthems' (CDH55228)
Gibbons: Anthems
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55228  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Haydn: Harmoniemesse & Little Organ Mass' (CDH55208)
Haydn: Harmoniemesse & Little Organ Mass
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55208  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Howells: The Winchester Service & other late works' (CDA67853)
Howells: The Winchester Service & other late works
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'Philips: motets' (CDH55254)
Philips: motets
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55254  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)   Download currently discounted
'Stanford: Sacred Choral Music' (CDS44311/3)
Stanford: Sacred Choral Music
Buy by post £16.50 CDS44311/3  3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Tallis: Missa Salve intemerata' (CDH55400)
Tallis: Missa Salve intemerata
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55400  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works' (CDA30024)
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
Buy by post £8.50 CDA30024  Hyperion 30th Anniversary series  
'Tye: Missa Euge bone & other sacred music' (CDH55079)
Tye: Missa Euge bone & other sacred music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55079  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Weelkes: Anthems' (CDH55259)
Weelkes: Anthems
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55259  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
HYP12  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Song of Battle  No 5a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
A Song of Freedom  No 1a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
A Song of Hope  No 3a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
A Song of Peace  No 4a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
A Song of Trust  No 2a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
A Song of Wisdom  No 6a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Ab ortu solis (Byrd)
All laud and praise (Weelkes)
Alleluia! I heard a voice (Weelkes)
Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuli (Byrd)
And I saw another angel  No 1 of Two Anthems, Op 37 (Stanford)
Antiphon (Howells)
Ascendit Deus (Philips)
Ave Jesu Christe (Philips)
Ave regina caelorum (Anon)
Ave rosa sine spinis (Tallis)
Ave verum corpus (Byrd)
Beata Dei genitrix (Anon)
Beata viscera (Anon)
Beati quorum via  No 3 of Three Motets, Op 38 (Stanford)
Behold, thou hast made my days (Gibbons)
Benedictus  Morning Canticle 2 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Blessed are all they that fear the Lord (Gibbons)
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel  First line to Benedictus, Morning Canticle 2 of Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Blessed is the man that hath not walked (Blow)
Caelos ascendit hodie  No 2 of Three Motets, Op 38 (Stanford)
Cantantibus organis Cecilia (Philips)
Christus resurgens (Philips)
Cibavit eos (Byrd)
Come, my soul (Howells)
Coventry Antiphon (Howells)
Cry aloud and spare not (Blow)
Ecce vicit Leo (Philips)
Ego sum panis vivus (Byrd)
English Motets, Op 135 (Stanford)
Eternal Father  No 2 of English Motets, Op 135 (Stanford)
Evening Service in A, Op 12 (Stanford)
Evening Service in E flat (Stanford)
Exultate Deo (Howells)
Festal Communion Service in B flat, Op 128 (Stanford)
For lo, I raise up, Op 145 (Stanford)
Give ear, O Lord (Weelkes)
Give the king thy judgements (Weelkes)
Gloria in excelsis  Movement 1 of Festal Communion Service in B flat, Op 128 (Stanford)
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Weelkes)
Glorious and Powerful God  No 3 of English Motets, Op 135 (Stanford)
Glorious and powerful God (Gibbons)
God is our hope and strength (Blow)
God spake sometime in visions (Blow)
Great king of gods (Gibbons)
Hodie concepta est (Philips)
Hosanna to the Son of David (Gibbons)
Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
How beauteous are their feet (Stanford)
I beheld, and lo! a great multitude (Blow)
I bind unto myself today  First line to St Patrick's Breastplate (Anon/Stanford)
I came forth from the mouth of the Most High  First line to A Song of Wisdom, No 6a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
I said in the cutting off of my days (Blow)
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills  First line to A Song of Trust, No 2a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
If King Manasses (Weelkes)
If the Lord himself had not been on our side  First line to A Song of Battle, No 5a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
If thou shalt confess with thy mouth  No 2 of Two Anthems, Op 37 (Stanford)
If ye be risen again with Christ (Gibbons)
In ieiunio et fletu (Tallis)
In manus tuas, Domine (Tallis)
In thee is gladness  No 3b of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Jubilate  Morning Canticle 3 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Jubilate  Morning Canticle 2 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
Jubilate Deo 'St Peter ad Vincula' (Howells)
Justorum animae  No 1 of Three Motets, Op 38 (Stanford)
Kyrie fons bonitatis (Anon)
Kyrie 'Orbis factor' (Tye)
Laboravi in gemitu meo (Weelkes)
Lauda Sion salvatorem (Anon)
Let all the world in every corner sing  First line to Antiphon (Howells)
Let us with a gladsome mind  No 1b of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates (Blow)
Lighten our darkness (Stanford)
Litania duodecima (Philips)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Evening Canticle 2 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Evening Canticle 2 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in G, Op 81 (Stanford)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Evening Canticle 2 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Canticle 2 from Evening Service in A, Op 12 (Stanford)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Evening Canticle 2 from Service in F, Op 36 (Stanford)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Canticle 2 from Evening Service in E flat (Stanford)
Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? (Blow)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of The Winchester Service (Howells)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in G, Op 81 (Stanford)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 of Second Service (Gibbons)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 of Service for trebles (Weelkes)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 from Evening Service in A, Op 12 (Stanford)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 from Service in F, Op 36 (Stanford)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 from Evening Service in E flat (Stanford)
Magnificat for eight-part chorus in B flat, Op 164 (Stanford)
Mass for five voices (Byrd)
Miserere mei, Deus (Tye)
Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo 'Small Organ Mass', Hob XXII:7 (Haydn)
Missa Euge bone (Tye)
Missa Salve intemerata (Tallis)
Missa solemnis 'Harmoniemesse', Hob XXII:14 (Haydn)
Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
Morning, Communion and Evening Service in G, Op 81 (Stanford)
My house shall be called an house of prayer for all people  First line to Coventry Antiphon (Howells)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Evening Canticle 1 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Evening Canticle 1 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in G, Op 81 (Stanford)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Evening Canticle 1 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Canticle 1 from Evening Service in A, Op 12 (Stanford)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Evening Canticle 1 from Service in F, Op 36 (Stanford)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Canticle 1 from Evening Service in E flat (Stanford)
Nesciens mater (Anon)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of The Winchester Service (Howells)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in G, Op 81 (Stanford)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 of Second Service (Gibbons)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 of Service for trebles (Weelkes)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 from Evening Service in A, Op 12 (Stanford)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 from Service in F, Op 36 (Stanford)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 from Evening Service in E flat (Stanford)
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands  First line to Jubilate, Morning Canticle 2 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
O clap your hands (Gibbons)
O crux splendidior (Philips)
O for a closer walk with God  No 6b of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious (Blow)
O God, the King of Glory (Gibbons)
O how amiable are thy dwellings (Weelkes)
O Jonathan (Weelkes)
O Lord, arise (Weelkes)
O Lord, I have sinned (Blow)
O Lord, in thy wrath rebuke me not (Gibbons)
O Lord, thou hast searched me out and known me (Blow)
O nata lux de lumine (Tallis)
O quam suavis est a 8 II (Philips)
O quam suavis est I (Philips)
O sacrum convivium (Byrd)
O sacrum convivium (Tallis)
O salutaris hostia (Tallis)
O salutaris hostia a 4 (Byrd)
Oculi omnium (Byrd)
Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus (Tye)
Out of the deep have I called unto thee  First line to A Song of Hope, No 3a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Pange lingua … Corporis (Anon)
Pater noster (Stanford)
Peccavimus cum patribus nostris (Tye)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  No 5b of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Pray that Jerusalem  No 4b of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Propter veritatem (Anon)
Purest and highest  No 2b of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Quaesumus omnipotens et misericors Deus (Tye)
Quotiescunque manducabitis (Byrd)
Regina caeli (Anon)
Sacerdotes Domini (Byrd)
Salvator mundi I (Tallis)
Salvator mundi II (Tallis)
Salve intemerata virgo (Tallis)
Salve regina (Philips)
Second Service (Gibbons)
Service for trebles (Weelkes)
Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Service in F, Op 36 (Stanford)
Sing unto the Lord (Gibbons)
Sing we merrily unto God our strength  First line to Exultate Deo (Howells)
Spem in alium (Tallis)
St Patrick's Breastplate (Anon/Stanford)
Te Deum  Morning Canticle 1 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Te Deum  Morning Canticle of Second Service (Gibbons)
Te Deum  Morning Canticle 1 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
Te Deum 'St Mary Redcliffe' (Howells)
Te lucis ante terminum I (Tallis)
The fear of the Lord (Howells)
The Lamentations of Jeremiah I (Tallis)
The Lamentations of Jeremiah II (Tallis)
The Lord is my shepherd (Blow)
The Lord is my shepherd (Stanford)
The Winchester Service (Howells)
Thee will I love (Howells)
There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse  First line to A Song of Peace, No 4a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
This is the record of John (Gibbons)
Thou God of wisdom (Gibbons)
Three Motets, Op 38 (Stanford)
Tibi laus, tibi gloria (Philips)
Tristitia vestra (Philips)
Tu es Petrus (Philips)
Turn thee unto me, O Lord (Blow)
Two Anthems, Op 37 (Stanford)
We praise thee, O God  First line to Te Deum, Morning Canticle 1 from Morning, Communion and Evening Service in B flat, Op 10 (Stanford)
When David heard (Weelkes)
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion  First line to A Song of Freedom, No 1a of Bible Songs and Six Hymns, Op 113 (Stanford)
Ye choirs of New Jerusalem, Op 123 (Stanford)
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