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Dearnley, Christopher (organ)

Christopher Dearnley (organ)

The late Christopher Dearnley established a world-wide reputation as an outstanding organist and leading church musician through many recordings and solo performances. Born in Wolverhampton in 1930 the third son of an Anglican clergyman, Dearnley was educated at Cranleigh school and Worcester College, Oxford, where he held an organ scholarship. After leaving Oxford, Dearnley did his national service in the RAF at Melksham. As the base was near Salisbury, he made contact with the cathedral organist, Douglas Guest, who invited him to play for some services. He began a fruitful 11-year tenure, living in the shadow of the tallest spire in England and master of the cathedral's wonderful "Father" Willis organ. He introduced instrumental teaching for the choristers to enhance their musical education, something he believed in very strongly. One of the music teachers who responded to his advertisement later became his wife and bore him three sons and a daughter. This meant that when he was appointed to St Paul's in 1968, he became the first occupant of the organist's house in Amen Court for more than a century with young children . The contrast between the plain early English Gothic of Salisbury and the Renaissance splendour and vast acoustic of St Paul's could not be greater. As organist and director of music at St Paul's cathedral from 1968-90, he masterminded the music for many state occasions: the thanksgiving service for the Queen's silver jubilee, the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Falklands war thanksgiving service. He had a special interest in English music of the 17th and 18th centuries, and published two books on church music of this period. Through many recordings and solo performances he established a world-wide reputation as an outstanding organist and leading church musician. His service to church music was recognised in 1987 when the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Music was conferred on him by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1990 he was appointed by the Queen a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order. On retirement in 1990, Christopher and his wife Bridget moved to Sydney, Australia. He died on 15 December 2000.

Albums

Howells: Psalm-Preludes & Rhapsodies
CDA66394Archive Service
Howells: St Paul's Service & other works
CDA66260Archive Service
My soul doth magnify the Lord
CDH55401Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
My spirit hath rejoiced
CDH55402Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Praise to the Lord
CDH55036Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
SPCC2000Super-budget price sampler
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP202CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
Caithnesswith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Lobe den Herrenwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
Monks Gatewith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HUGH BLAIR (1864-1932)
Evening Service in B minorwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR HERBERT BREWER (1865-1928)
Evening Canticles in Dwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
WILLIAM CROFT (1678-1727)
Hanoverwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HAROLD DARKE (1888-1976)
Complete Service in Fwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Geoffrey Shaw (bass)
JOHN DARWALL (1731-1789)
Darwall's 148thwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
SIR GEORGE DYSON (1883-1964)
Evening Service in D majorwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR JOHN GOSS (1800-1880)
Praise, my soulwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
BASIL HARWOOD (1859-1949)
Morning, Communion and Evening Service in A flat major, Op 6with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
WILLIAM HORSLEY (1774-1858)
Horsleywith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983)
Behold, O God our defenderwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service'with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Gloucester Servicewith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Psalm-Preludes Set 1, Op 32
Psalm-Preludes Set 2
St Paul's Servicewith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Take him, earth, for cherishingwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Three Rhapsodies, Op 17
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Nun danketwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
EDWIN GEORGE MONK (1819-1900)
Angel Voiceswith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HERBERT MURRILL (1909-1952)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in E majorwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
THOMAS TERTIUS NOBLE (1867-1953)
Evening Service in B minor, Op 6with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR HERBERT STANLEY OAKELEY (1830-1903)
Abendswith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR HUBERT PARRY (1848-1918)
Reptonwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
JOHN ROBERTS (1822-1877)
St Deniowith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
CLEMENT COTTERILL SCHOLEFIELD (1839-1904)
St Clementwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
PHILIPP FRIEDRICH SILCHER (1789-1860)
Pastor pastorumwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR ARTHUR SOMERVELL (1863-1937)
Chorus angelorumwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR JOHN STAINER (1840-1901)
St Paul'swith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924)
Service in C major, Op 115with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HERBERT WHITTON SUMSION (1899-1995)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G majorwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
THOMAS ATTWOOD WALMISLEY (1814-1856)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minorwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY (1810-1876)
Evening Canticles in E majorwith St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
CHARLES WOOD (1866-1926)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F 'Collegium Regale'with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), James Edwards (treble), Steven Lowe (treble), Ashley Stafford (countertenor), Peter Hall (tenor), Nigel Beavan (bass)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Abends (Oakeley)
Angel Voices (Monk)
Angel-voices ever singing  
Behold, O God our defender (Howells)
Benedictus  
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel  
Caithness (Anon)
Chorus angelorum (Somervell)
Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Complete Service in F (Darke)
Darwall's 148th (Darwall/Scott)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  
Evening Canticles in D (Brewer)
Evening Canticles in E major (Wesley)
Evening Service in B minor (Blair)
Evening Service in B minor, Op 6 (Noble)
Evening Service in D major (Dyson)
Faithful Shepherd, feed me  
Four Anthems (Howells)
Gloucester Service (Howells)
Hanover (Croft/Scott)
He who would valiant be  
Horsley (Horsley/Scott)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise  
Jubilate  
Jubilate  
Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks  
Lobe den Herren (Anon/Scott)
Lord Jesus, think on me  
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat  
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor (Walmisley)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in E major (Murrill)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F 'Collegium Regale' (Wood)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G major (Sumsion)
Master Tallis's Testament  
Monks Gate (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Morning, Communion and Evening Service in A flat major, Op 6 (Harwood)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  
My soul doth magnify the Lord  
My soul doth magnify the Lord  
Now thank we all our God  
Nun danket (Mendelssohn/Scott)
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
Nunc dimittis  
O for a closer walk with God  
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem  
O worship the King  
Pastor pastorum (Silcher)
Praise to the holiest in the height  
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  
Praise, my soul (Goss/Tysoe)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  
Psalm-Preludes Set 1, Op 32 (Howells)
Psalm-Preludes Set 2 (Howells)
Repton (Parry/Scott)
Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Six Pieces for organ (Howells)
St Clement (Scholefield/Scott)
St Denio (Roberts/Scott)
St Paul's (Stainer)
St Paul's Service (Howells)
Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear  
Take him, earth, for cherishing (Howells)
Te Deum  
Te Deum  
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended  
There is a green hill far away  
Three Rhapsodies, Op 17 (Howells)
Ye holy angels bright  
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