Hyperion Records

John Scott

born: 1956
country: United Kingdom

John Scott (b1956) began his musical career as a chorister at Wakefield Cathedral. While still at school he gained the diplomas of the Royal College of Organists, winning the major prizes. He was organ scholar of St John’s College Cambridge, acting as assistant to Dr George Guest, and during this time, continued his studies with Gillian Weir. On leaving Cambridge he became assistant organist at both St Paul’s and Southwark cathedrals, later becoming sub-organist of St Paul’s, and in 1990 succeeded Christopher Dearnley as organist and director of music. Under his direction, the St Paul’s Choir toured three continents, made many recordings and performed with most of the London orchestras.

As an organist, John Scott has performed in five continents, premiered many new works written for him, and worked with various specialist ensembles. He is a first-prize winner from the Manchester International Organ Competition (1978) and the Leipzig J S Bach Competition (1984). In 1998 he was nominated International Performer of the Year by the American Guild of Organists, and he is a past president of the Incorporated Association of Organists. In the summer of 2004 he was translated to the post of organist and director of music at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, but not before he had given concerts in Switzerland, the USA, South Africa, Holland, Notre Dame in Paris, Passau Dom in Germany, the Hereford Three Choirs Festival, and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall; he participated in the Gala Concert to celebrate the Royal Festival Hall organ’s fiftieth birthday and in the triumphant opening of the restored and rebuilt organ at the Royal Albert Hall. He also gave two memorable recitals at St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey, and conducted an outstanding performance of Verdi’s Requiem. John Scott was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List.

from notes by William McVicker 2005

Albums
'Epiphany at St Paul's' (CDH55443)
Epiphany at St Paul's
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55443  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Praise to the Lord' (CDH55036)
Praise to the Lord
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55036  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 12 139-150' (CDP11012)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 12 139-150
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDP11012  Archive Service; also available on CDS44101/12   Download currently discounted
'Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 3 30-40' (CDP11003)
Psalms from St Paul's, Vol. 3 30-40
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDP11003  Archive Service; also available on CDS44101/12  
'Rejoice, the Lord is king!' (CDA68013)
Rejoice, the Lord is king!
Buy by post £10.50 CDA68013  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Remembrance' (CDA67398)
Remembrance
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67398 
'The English Anthem, Vol. 8' (CDA67483)
The English Anthem, Vol. 8
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67483 
'The Music of St Paul's Cathedral' (SPCC2000)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
Buy by post £4.50 SPCC2000  Super-budget price sampler  
'The Psalms of David' (CDS44101/12)
The Psalms of David
Buy by post £40.00 CDS44101/12  12CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Abide with me (Monk/Scott)
Behold, O God our defender (Scott)
Christ our passover is sacrificed for us (Scott)
Darwall's 148th (Darwall/Scott)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  First line to Repton (Parry/Scott)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind  First line to Repton (Parry/Willcocks/Scott)
Hanover (Croft/Scott)
Horsley (Horsley/Scott)
I will magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up  First line to Psalm 30 'Exaltabo te, Domine' (Lloyd/Scott)
Immortal, invisible, God only wise  First line to St Denio (Roberts/Scott)
Lobe den Herren (Anon/Scott)
Now thank we all our God  First line to Nun danket (Mendelssohn/Scott)
Nun danket (Mendelssohn/Scott)
O God, our help in ages past (Croft/Scott)
O worship the King  First line to Hanover (Croft/Scott)
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!  First line to Was lebet (Anon/Scott)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  First line to Lobe den Herren (Anon/Scott)
Psalm 30 'Exaltabo te, Domine' (Lloyd/Scott)
Repton (Parry/Scott)
Repton (Parry/Willcocks/Scott)
St Clement (Scholefield/Scott)
St Denio (Roberts/Scott)
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)
Was lebet (Anon/Scott)
Ye holy angels bright  First line to Darwall's 148th (Darwall/Scott)
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