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Wells Cathedral Choir
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Wells Cathedral Choir

Wells Cathedral Choir celebrated its 1100th birthday in 2009: boys first sang at Wells Cathedral in 909 and the full choral tradition dates back over 800 years. In 1994 the choral foundation at Wells was enriched by the addition of girl choristers. Today the choir comprises eighteen boy choristers, eighteen girl choristers and twelve Vicars Choral. The boys and girls usually sing separately with the Vicars Choral but occasionally come together for larger events. In 2010, in a feature on the world’s finest choirs, Gramophone rated Wells Cathedral Choir as the greatest cathedral choir in the world.

The choir is at the heart of the worshipping life of the Cathedral, and sings a wide repertoire of music ranging from the masterpieces of the Renaissance period to the finest choral works of the present day. New music is also commissioned from some of today’s most exciting composers, including Gabriel Jackson, James MacMillan, Tarik O’Regan, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and John Rutter. The choir broadcasts regularly, and its recordings have won international praise, with Gramophone hailing the choir as ‘one of the most impressive of today’s British cathedral choirs’ in ‘world-class form’ and making two of its recent discs Editor’s Choice.

Albums
'Bingham: Choral Music' (CDA67909)
Bingham: Choral Music
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'Burgon: Choral Music' (CDH55421)
Burgon: Choral Music
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'Chilcott: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA67650)
Chilcott: Requiem & other choral works
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'Dove: Choral Music' (CDA67768)
Dove: Choral Music
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'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
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'Howells: Choral Music' (CDH55456)
Howells: Choral Music
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'Leighton: The World's Desire & other choral works' (CDA67641)
Leighton: The World's Desire & other choral works
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'MacMillan: Choral Music' (CDA67867)
MacMillan: Choral Music
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'Mathias: Choral Music' (CDA67740)
Mathias: Choral Music
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 1 – Christ Triumphant' (CDP12101)
The English Hymn, Vol. 1 – Christ Triumphant
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 2 – Jerusalem the Golden' (CDP12102)
The English Hymn, Vol. 2 – Jerusalem the Golden
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 3 – Hills of the north, rejoice' (CDP12103)
The English Hymn, Vol. 3 – Hills of the north, rejoice
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 4 – All things bright and beautiful' (CDP12104)
The English Hymn, Vol. 4 – All things bright and beautiful
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'The English Hymn, Vol. 5 – Lead, kindly Light' (CDP12105)
The English Hymn, Vol. 5 – Lead, kindly Light
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
… here in hiding … (MacMillan)
A babe is born, Op 55 (Mathias)
A Hymn for St Cecilia (Howells)
A Sequence for St Michael (Howells)
A Spotless Rose  No 2 of Three Carol-Anthems (Howells)
Abbot's Leigh (Taylor)
Abends (Oakeley)
Abide with me  First line to Eventide (Monk/Archer)
Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended  First line to Herzliebster Jesu (Crüger)
Alberta (Harris)
All glory, laud and honour  First line to St Theodulph (Teschner)
All my hope on God is founded  First line to Michael (Howells)
All things bright and beautiful (Monk)
All things which live below the sky  First line to Jackson (Jackson)
All wisdom is from the Lord, Op 88 No 3 (Mathias)
Alleluia! Alleluia! Hearts to heav'n and voices raise  First line to Lux Eoi (Sullivan)
Angel Voices (Monk)
Angel-voices ever singing  First line to Angel Voices (Monk)
Apple Blossom  No 2 of The First World (Burgon)
As the angels stood  No 1 of The First World (Burgon)
At the name of Jesus  First line to Evelyns (Monk)
Aurelia (Wesley)
Aus der Tiefe (Herbst)
Ave verum corpus (Bingham)
Ave verum corpus (Mathias)
Away in a manger (Kirkpatrick/Archer)
Behold, I send my messenger  Part 2 No 2 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Benedictus  Canticle 2 of St George's Windsor Service (Howells)
Blaenwern (Rowlands/Frogatt)
Bless the Lord, O my soul (Dove)
Blest are the pure in heart  First line to Franconia (Havergal)
Bow Brickhill (Nicholson)
Breathe on me, breath of God  First line to Carlisle (Lockhart)
Bright babe, whose awful beauties make  Part 1 No 2 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Brightest and best are the sons of the morning  First line to Epiphany (Thrupp)
Brother James' Air (Bain/Archer)
Buckland (Hayne)
Bunessan (Anon)
Cantate Domino  Canticle 1 of Wells Service (Bingham)
Carlisle (Lockhart)
Children of the heavenly king  First line to Lübeck (Anon)
Christ is made the sure foundation  First line to Westminster Abbey (Purcell)
Christ is our cornerstone  First line to Harewood (Wesley)
Christ triumphant, ever reigning  First line to Guiting Power (Barnard)
Christmas Carol (Davies)
Christ's Love (Burgon)
Coe Fen (Naylor)
Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Come down, O love divine  First line to Down Ampney (Vaughan Williams)
Come let us pity not the dead (Burgon)
Come my swete, come my flower  First line to The Assumption, No 1 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire  First line to Veni Creator (Anon)
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain  First line to St John Damascene (Brown)
Converse (Converse)
Corpus Christi Carol (Bingham)
Corvedale (Bevan)
Crown him with many crowns  First line to Diademata (Elvey)
Cuddesdon (Ferguson)
Cwm Rhondda (Hughes)
Cypress Court (Ferguson)
Daisies are our silver  First line to Glenfinlas (Finlay)
Darwall's 148th (Darwall/Gray)
Day of rest (Elliott)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  First line to Repton (Parry)
Death be not proud (Burgon)
Deep midwinter, the dark centre of the year  First line to Epiphany (Bingham)
Deus misereatur  Canticle 2 of Wells Service (Bingham)
Diademata (Elvey)
Divinum Mysterium (Anon)
Down Ampney (Vaughan Williams)
Downing Service (Chilcott)
Drop, drop, slow tears  Strain 1 of Song 46 (Gibbons)
East Acklam (Jackson)
Ecce beatam lucem (Dove)
Edington Service (Bingham)
Ellers (Hopkins)
Engelberg (Stanford)
Epiphany (Bingham)
Epiphany (Thrupp)
Eudoxia (Baring-Gould)
Evelyns (Monk)
Eventide (Monk/Archer)
Everton (Smart)
Ewing (Ewing/Monk)
Faithfulness (Runyan)
Father, hear the prayer we offer  First line to Cypress Court (Ferguson)
Festival Te Deum, Op 28 (Mathias)
Firmly I believe and truly  First line to Shipston (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
For all the Saints who from their labours rest  First line to Sine nomine (Vaughan Williams)
For all the Saints who from their labours rest  First line to Engelberg (Stanford)
For the beauty of the earth  First line to Lucerna Laudoniae (Evans/Arthur)
For the fruits of his creation  First line to East Acklam (Jackson)
Forty days and forty nights  First line to Aus der Tiefe (Herbst)
Four Anthems (Howells)
Four Anthems to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Howells)
Franconia (Havergal)
From out of a wood did a cuckoo fly  First line to The Birds (Anon)
From the eastern mountains  First line to Cuddesdon (Ferguson)
Fulda (Gardiner)
Gaudeamus. Rejoice we all and praise the Lord  First line to Introit, Movement 1 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
Gentle Jesus, meek and mild  First line to Innocents (Anon)
Gerontius (Dykes/Archer)
Give me justice (MacMillan)
Give me the wings of faith to rise  First line to San Rocco (Williams)
Glenfinlas (Finlay)
Gloria  Movement 2, 'The rebuilding begins' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Gloria, Christo paremur cantica  First line to In excelsis gloria (Mathias)
Glorious things of thee are spoken  First line to Abbot's Leigh (Taylor)
God be in my head (Bingham)
God be in my head (Davies)
God be merciful unto us  First line to Deus misereatur, Canticle 2 of Wells Service (Bingham)
God my Father, loving me  First line to Vienna (Knecht)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost  First line to Guildford Cathedral (Ives)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost  First line to Lake MacDonald (Archer)
Great is thy faithfulness  First line to Faithfulness (Runyan)
Guide me, O thou great redeemer  First line to Cwm Rhondda (Hughes)
Guildford Cathedral (Ives)
Guiting Power (Barnard)
Hail the day that sees him rise  First line to Llanfair (Williams)
Hail, gladdening Light  First line to Sebaste (Stainer)
Hail, star of the sea most radiant (Chilcott)
Harewood (Wesley)
Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing  First line to Highwood (Terry)
Harvest (Bingham)
He who would valiant be  First line to Monks Gate (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Here begin the Lauds of the creatures  First line to The song of the creatures (Burgon)
Here is the little door  No 1 of Three Carol-Anthems (Howells)
Hereford (Wesley)
Herongate 'In Jesse's City' (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Herzliebster Jesu (Crüger)
Highwood (Terry)
Hills of the north, rejoice  First line to Little Cornard (Shaw)
Holy Spirit, ever dwelling  First line to Salisbury (Howells)
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!  First line to Nicaea (Dykes)
Horbury (Dykes)
Horsley (Horsley)
How shall I sing that majesty  First line to Coe Fen (Naylor)
I am the day (Dove)
I am the heart that houses the cone  First line to Jesus, springing (Chilcott)
I bind unto myself today  First line to St Patrick's Breastplate (Anon/Stanford)
I bring you my body, darling dear  First line to The Nine Gifts (Chilcott)
I love all beauteous things (Howells)
I sing of a mayden (Chilcott)
I vow to thee, my country  First line to Thaxted (Holst)
I, the Lord of sea and sky 'Here I am Lord' (Schutte)
Iesus! Christus! Iesus! Natus!  First line to Pilgrim Jesus (Chilcott)
In beauty may I walk (Dove)
In excelsis gloria (Mathias)
In Memoriam (Stainer)
Innocents (Anon)
Into thy hands (Dove)
It is a thing most wonderful  First line to Herongate 'In Jesse's City' (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Jackson (Jackson)
Jerusalem the Golden  First line to Ewing (Ewing/Monk)
Jesu, the very thought of thee  First line to St Botolph (Slater)
Jesus College Service, Op 53 (Mathias)
Jesus good above all other  First line to Quem pastores laudavere (Anon)
Jesus, friend of little children  First line to Westridge (Shaw)
Jesus, springing (Chilcott)
Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me  First line to Shipston (Anon)
Jubilate  Morning Canticle 2 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Jubilate Deo (MacMillan)
Jubilate Deo, Op 90 No 2 (Mathias)
King of Glory, King of Peace  First line to Redland (Archer)
Lake MacDonald (Archer)
Lamb of God  Movement 4, 'as we forgive them' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Laudate Dominum (Parry)
Laudes Domini (Barnby)
Lead, kindly light  First line to Sandon (Purday)
Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom  First line to Alberta (Harris)
Let the people praise thee, O God, Op 87 (Mathias)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, Op 44 No 2 (Mathias)
Like a mighty river flowing  First line to Old Yeavering (Tredinnick)
Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks  No 4 of Four Anthems (Howells)
Little Cornard (Shaw)
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep  First line to Rocking (Anon/Willcocks)
Living Lord (Appleford)
Llanfair (Williams)
Lord Jesus Christ  First line to Living Lord (Appleford)
Lord Jesus, think on me  First line to St Paul's (Stainer)
Lord of all hopefulness  First line to Slane (Anon/Routley)
Lord of the Dance (Anon/Carter)
Lord of the Years (Baughen)
Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour  First line to St Helen (Martin)
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided  First line to Lord of the Years (Baughen)
Lord, have mercy  Movement 1, 'A wasteland: the ruins of a sacred building' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Lord, her watch thy church is keeping  First line to Everton (Smart)
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace  First line to Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Love divine, all loves excelling  First line to Blaenwern (Rowlands/Frogatt)
Love Unknown (Ireland)
Lovely tear of lovely eye (Chilcott)
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep  First line to Buckland (Hayne)
Lübeck (Anon)
Lucerna Laudoniae (Evans/Arthur)
Lux Eoi (Sullivan)
Lydia (Phillips)
Maccabaeus (Handel)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Jesus College Service, Op 53 (Mathias)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Downing Service (Chilcott)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of Edington Service (Bingham)
Magnificat  Canticle 1 of New College Service (Howells)
Magnificat  Evening Canticle 1 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Magnificat (Burgon)
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (MacMillan)
Masked by these bare shadows  First line to … here in hiding … (MacMillan)
Michael (Howells)
Michael, Archangel, of the King of Kings  First line to A Sequence for St Michael (Howells)
Missa brevis (Dove)
Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Missa brevis, Op 64 (Mathias)
Monks Gate (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Morning Canticles (Leighton)
Morning has broken  First line to Bunessan (Anon)
My song is love unknown  First line to Love Unknown (Ireland)
My soul doth magnify the Lord  First line to Magnificat (Burgon)
Nearer, my God, to thee  First line to Horbury (Dykes)
New College Service (Howells)
Nicaea (Dykes)
Now the day is over  First line to Eudoxia (Baring-Gould)
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem  Part 1 No 1 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Jesus College Service, Op 53 (Mathias)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Downing Service (Chilcott)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of Edington Service (Bingham)
Nunc dimittis  Canticle 2 of New College Service (Howells)
Nunc dimittis  Evening Canticle 2 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Nunc dimittis, 1979 version (Burgon)
Nunc dimittis, 1997 version (Burgon)
O balow, balow la lay. The first king was very young  First line to The Three Kings (Dove)
O be joyful in the Lord  First line to Jubilate Deo, Op 90 No 2 (Mathias)
O fear the Lord, all ye saints of his  First line to Gradual, Movement 2 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
O for a thousand tongues to sing  First line to Lydia (Phillips)
O God, enfold me in the sun (Leighton)
O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places  First line to Offertory, Movement 3 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
O God, you search me and you know me (Farrell)
O Jesus, I have promised  First line to Day of rest (Elliott)
O Jesus, I have promised  First line to Wolvercote (Ferguson)
O little town of Bethlehem  First line to Christmas Carol (Davies)
O nata lux  Movement 3 of Rex gloriae, Op 83 (Mathias)
O perfect love (Barnby)
O praise ye the Lord!  First line to Laudate Dominum (Parry)
O pray for the peace of Jerusalem  No 1 of Four Anthems (Howells)
O salutaris hostia  First line to Serenity (MacMillan)
O sing unto the Lord a new song  First line to Cantate Domino, Canticle 1 of Wells Service (Bingham)
O strength and stay upholding all creation  First line to Strength and stay (Dykes)
O thou who camest from above  First line to Hereford (Wesley)
Of flowers and emeralds sheen (Burgon)
Of the Father's heart begotten  First line to Divinum Mysterium (Anon)
Old Yeavering (Tredinnick)
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry  First line to Winchester New (Anon/Archer)
Onward, Christian soldiers  First line to St Gertrude (Sullivan)
Our faith is a light (Bingham)
Palms of glory (Maclagan)
Palms of glory, raiment bright  First line to Palms of glory (Maclagan)
Pilgrim Jesus (Chilcott)
Praise the Lord of heaven  First line to Vicars' Close (Archer)
Praise to the holiest in the height  First line to Gerontius (Dykes/Archer)
Praise, my soul (Goss)
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven  First line to Praise, my soul (Goss)
Quem pastores laudavere (Anon)
Redland (Archer)
Repton (Parry)
Requiem (Chilcott)
Rex gloriae, Op 83 (Mathias)
Rocking (Anon/Willcocks)
Rockingham (Miller)
Run, shepherds, run! (Dove)
Salisbury (Howells)
Salve regina  No 4 of Four Anthems to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Howells)
San Rocco (Williams)
Sanctus  Movement 3, 'The consecration of the house' of Missa brevis 'Awake my soul' (Bingham)
Sandon (Purday)
Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise  First line to Ellers (Hopkins)
Sebaste (Stainer)
Seek him that maketh the seven stars (Dove)
Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
Serenity (MacMillan)
Shipston (Anon)
Shipston (Anon/Vaughan Williams)
Short Mass (Burgon)
Sine nomine (Vaughan Williams)
Sing for the morning's joy, Cecilia, sing  First line to A Hymn for St Cecilia (Howells)
Sing lullaby  No 3 of Three Carol-Anthems (Howells)
Slane (Anon/Routley)
Song 46 (Gibbons)
Soon to be born … I am alpha and o, and omega  First line to I am the day (Dove)
St Botolph (Slater)
St Clement (Scholefield/Archer)
St Fulbert (Gauntlett)
St George's Windsor Service (Howells)
St Gertrude (Sullivan)
St Helen (Martin)
St John Damascene (Brown)
St Patrick's Breastplate (Anon/Stanford)
St Paul's (Stainer)
St Theodulph (Teschner)
Stories of Jesus (Challinor)
Stowey (Anon)
Strength and stay (Dykes)
Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks arise  First line to Harvest (Bingham)
Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear  First line to Abends (Oakeley)
Te Deum  Canticle 1 of St George's Windsor Service (Howells)
Te Deum  Morning Canticle 1 of Collegium Regale 'King's College Cambridge Service' (Howells)
Te Deum (Burgon)
Te Deum laudamus  Canticle 2 of Morning Canticles (Leighton)
Tell me the stories of Jesus  First line to Stories of Jesus (Challinor)
Tell out, my soul  First line to Woodlands (Greatorex)
Tell us, thou clear and heavenly tongue  First line to The Star-Song (Dove)
Thaxted (Holst)
The Assumption  No 1 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The Birds (Anon)
The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap  Part 2 No 1 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
The Church's one foundation  First line to Aurelia (Wesley)
The Corpus Christi Carol  No 2 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended  First line to St Clement (Scholefield/Archer)
The faucon hath born my mak away  First line to The Corpus Christi Carol, No 2 of Christ's Love (Burgon)
The first blossom was the best blossom  First line to Apple Blossom, No 2 of The First World (Burgon)
The First World (Burgon)
The Lamb has come for us from the House of David (MacMillan)
The Lord's my shepherd  First line to Brother James' Air (Bain/Archer)
The Nine Gifts (Chilcott)
The Shepherd (Bingham)
The song of the creatures (Burgon)
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God  First line to Communion, Movement 4 of Sequence for All Saints, Op 75 (Leighton)
The Star-Song (Dove)
The Three Kings (Dove)
The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
There is a green hill far away  First line to Horsley (Horsley)
There's a Friend for little children  First line to In Memoriam (Stainer)
There's a wideness in God's mercy  First line to Corvedale (Bevan)
Thine be the glory  First line to Maccabaeus (Handel)
Thornbury (Harwood)
Three Carol-Anthems (Howells)
Thy hand, O God, has guided  First line to Thornbury (Harwood)
Today the grace of the spirit  Part 2 No 3 of The World's Desire 'A Sequence for Epiphany', Op 91 (Leighton)
Tremunt videntes angeli (MacMillan)
Veni Creator (Anon)
Venite  Canticle 1 of Morning Canticles (Leighton)
Vicars' Close (Archer)
Vienna (Knecht)
We have a gospel to proclaim  First line to Fulda (Gardiner)
We plough the fields and scatter  First line to Wir pflügen (Schulz)
We sing the praise of him who died  First line to Bow Brickhill (Nicholson)
Wellcome, all wonders in one sight! (Dove)
Wells Service (Bingham)
Westminster Abbey (Purcell)
Westridge (Shaw)
What a friend we have in Jesus  First line to Converse (Converse)
When a knight won his spurs  First line to Stowey (Anon)
When I survey the wondrous Cross  First line to Rockingham (Miller)
When morning gilds the skies  First line to Laudes Domini (Barnby)
When to the temple Mary went (Chilcott)
Winchester New (Anon/Archer)
Wir pflügen (Schulz)
Wolvercote (Ferguson)
Woodlands (Greatorex)
Ye choirs of New Jerusalem  First line to St Fulbert (Gauntlett)
Ye holy angels bright  First line to Darwall's 148th (Darwall/Gray)
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