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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' (CDA66394)
Howells: Psalm-Preludes & Rhapsodies
'Howells: St Paul's Service & other works' (CDA66260)
Howells: St Paul's Service & other works
'My soul doth magnify the Lord' (CDH55401)
My soul doth magnify the Lord
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'My spirit hath rejoiced' (CDH55402)
My spirit hath rejoiced
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'Praise to the Lord' (CDH55036)
Praise to the Lord
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'The Music of St Paul's Cathedral' (SPCC2000)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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Complete works available for download
ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
Caithness with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Lobe den Herren with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
Monks Gate with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HUGH BLAIR  (1864-1932)
Evening Service in B minor with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR HERBERT BREWER  (1865-1928)
Evening Canticles in D with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
WILLIAM CROFT  (1678-1727)
Hanover with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HAROLD DARKE  (1888-1976)
Complete Service in F with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Geoffrey Shaw (bass)
JOHN DARWALL  (1731-1789)
Darwall's 148th with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
SIR GEORGE DYSON  (1883-1964)
Evening Service in D major with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR JOHN GOSS  (1800-1880)
Praise, my soul with 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 6 with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
WILLIAM HORSLEY  (1774-1858)
Horsley with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HERBERT HOWELLS  (1892-1983)
Behold, O God our defender with 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 Service with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Psalm-Preludes Set 1, Op 32
Psalm-Preludes Set 2
St Paul's Service with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Take him, earth, for cherishing with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
Three Rhapsodies, Op 17
FELIX MENDELSSOHN  (1809-1847)
Nun danket with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, The English Brass Ensemble, John Scott (conductor)
EDWIN GEORGE MONK  (1819-1900)
Angel Voices with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HERBERT MURRILL  (1909-1952)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in E major with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
THOMAS TERTIUS NOBLE  (1867-1953)
Evening Service in B minor, Op 6 with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR HERBERT STANLEY OAKELEY  (1830-1903)
Abends with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR HUBERT PARRY  (1848-1918)
Repton with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
JOHN ROBERTS  (1822-1877)
St Denio with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
CLEMENT COTTERILL SCHOLEFIELD  (1839-1904)
St Clement with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
PHILIPP FRIEDRICH SILCHER  (1789-1860)
Pastor pastorum with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR ARTHUR SOMERVELL  (1863-1937)
Chorus angelorum with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR JOHN STAINER  (1840-1901)
St Paul's with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD  (1852-1924)
Service in C major, Op 115 with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
HERBERT WHITTON SUMSION  (1899-1995)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G major with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
THOMAS ATTWOOD WALMISLEY  (1814-1856)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY  (1810-1876)
Evening Canticles in E major with 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  First line to Angel Voices (Monk)
Behold, O God our defender (Howells)
Benedictus  Morning Canticle 2 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel  First line to Benedictus, Morning Canticle 2 of Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
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  First line to Repton (Parry/Scott)
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  First line to Pastor pastorum (Silcher)
Four Anthems (Howells)
Gloucester Service (Howells)
Hanover (Croft/Scott)
He who would valiant be  First line to Monks Gate (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Horsley (Horsley/Scott)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise  First line to St Denio (Roberts/Scott)
Jubilate  Morning Canticle 2 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Jubilate  Morning Canticle 3 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks  No 4 of Four Anthems (Howells)
Lobe den Herren (Anon/Scott)
Lord Jesus, think on me  First line to St Paul's (Stainer)
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, Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor (Walmisley)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F 'Collegium Regale' (Wood)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Canticles in E major (Wesley)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Service in B minor (Blair)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Canticles in D (Brewer)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of St Paul's Service (Howells)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Service in B minor, Op 6 (Noble)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Gloucester Service (Howells)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Evening Service in D major (Dyson)
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  No 3 of Six Pieces for organ (Howells)
Monks Gate (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Morning, Communion and Evening Service in A flat major, Op 6 (Harwood)
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, Canticle 1 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor (Walmisley)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat, Canticle 1 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F 'Collegium Regale' (Wood)
Now thank we all our God  First line to Nun danket (Mendelssohn/Scott)
Nun danket (Mendelssohn/Scott)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor (Walmisley)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Canticles in E major (Wesley)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Service in B minor (Blair)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in F 'Collegium Regale' (Wood)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Canticles in D (Brewer)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of St Paul's Service (Howells)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Service in B minor, Op 6 (Noble)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Gloucester Service (Howells)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in E major (Murrill)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 of Morning, Communion and Evening Service in A flat major, Op 6 (Harwood)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 of Complete Service in F (Darke)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G major (Sumsion)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Evening Service in D major (Dyson)
O for a closer walk with God  First line to Caithness (Anon)
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem  No 1 of Four Anthems (Howells)
O worship the King  First line to Hanover (Croft/Scott)
Pastor pastorum (Silcher)
Praise to the holiest in the height  First line to Chorus angelorum (Somervell)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  First line to Lobe den Herren (Anon/Scott)
Praise, my soul (Goss/Tysoe)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  First line to Praise, my soul (Goss/Tysoe)
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  First line to Abends (Oakeley)
Take him, earth, for cherishing (Howells)
Te Deum  Morning Canticle 1 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Te Deum  Morning Canticle 1 from Service in C major, Op 115 (Stanford)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended  First line to St Clement (Scholefield/Scott)
There is a green hill far away  First line to Horsley (Horsley/Scott)
Three Rhapsodies, Op 17 (Howells)
Ye holy angels bright  First line to Darwall's 148th (Darwall/Scott)
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