Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDH88006

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

author of text
based on 'Veni, creator spiritus'

Simon Ellis (treble), Ely Cathedral Choir, Stephen le Provost (organ), Arthur Wills (conductor)
Recording details: January 1988
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Simon Perry
Release date: May 1988
Total duration: 4 minutes 37 seconds

Other recordings available for download

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Thomas Attwood (1765-1838) became a chorister at the Chapel Royal at the age of nine. At the age of sixteen he was presented to the Prince of Wales (who later became George IV) who was impressed enough to send him on a course of study abroad in Naples and then in Vienna where he became a pupil of Mozart. Attwood enjoyed considerable royal patronage (his father had been a trumpeter in the King’s Band) and when he returned to England he became tutor to the Duchess of York and the Princess of Wales. In 1796 he was appointed organist of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Despite his modest attainments in the field of composition—which include thirty-two operas—Attwood will be remembered not just for his association with Mozart, but also for his friendship with Mendelssohn who dedicated his Three Preludes and Fugues for organ to him. Attwood was a founder member of the Philharmonic Society and became one of the first professors at the Royal Academy of Music on its foundation in 1823. By all accounts he was a charming fellow who had many friends; he did not set out to impress, and yet he had a subtle but profound influence upon the English music scene in the nineteenth century. The anthem Come, Holy Ghost has taken its place in the English church music repertoire. Its appeal is in its simplicity.

from notes by William McVicker © 1992

Other albums featuring this work

The English Anthem, Vol. 3
CDA66618Archive Service
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...