Composer: Hubert Parry, Edgar Bainton, Charles Villiers Stanford, James MacMillan, Edward Elgar, John Ireland, William Walton, Henry Purcell, Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918):
- 1I Was Glad05:26
- Edgar Bainton (1880 - 1956):
- 2And I Saw a New Heaven05:25
- Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924):
- 3Three Motets Op. 38: I. Justorum animae03:30
- 4Three Motets Op. 38: II. Cœlos ascendit hodie02:04
- 5Three Motets Op. 38: III. Beati quorum via03:43
- Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934):
- 6Great is the Lord10:32
- James MacMillan (b. 1959):
- 7Emitte lucem tuam04:51
- John Ireland (1879 - 1962):
- 8Greater Love Hath No Man05:58
- William Walton (1902 - 1983):
- 9Set Me As a Seal upon Thine Heart03:24
- Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695):
- 10Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei06:52
- Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983):
- 11Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks05:25
- Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976):
- 12Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 3017:40
- Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934):
- 13Nunc dimittis, H. 12703:21
Info for Great is the Lord
The prestigious Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London, returns to its prime vocation with music from the liturgical choir tradition: gems covering almost 350 years of British music, from Purcell to Britten (the enchanting Rejoice in the Lamb), via John Ireland, Gustav Holst and others. With harmonies that sometimes create a feeling of unreality, expression moving between the grandiose and the mysterious, and an atmosphere that is truly captivating.
Iestyn Evans, organ
Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
Scott Price, director
is the liturgical choir of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington. Its principal duty is that of serving the liturgy of the school and the Schola sings each week at the Wednesday morning school Mass.
The Schola also has frequent external engagements and is heard in concert halls and churches all across the UK and further afield. Locations the choir has sung recently include Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Snape Maltings, Winchester Cathedral, York Minster, King’s College and St John’s College, Cambridge, St John’s, Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Royal Albert Hall.
Annual tours take place, with destinations in the past few years including Soweto and Cape Town, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, Washington, Venice, Paris, Rome, Salamanca, Madrid, Leipzig, Dresden, Krakow, Assisi and Barcelona.
The Schola has appeared at the BBC Proms and the Aldeburgh Festival and its voices features on numerous famous film soundtracks including one of the Harry Potter films, Rocketman and the Oscar winning score for The Life of Pi.
Professional ensembles the choir has worked alongside include The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, The Bach Choir, St James' Baroque, The London Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the Gabrieli Consort and Choir. Soloists who have appeared alongside the Schola include Sir Thomas Allen, Iestyn Davies, Sarah Fox and Roderick Williams. Conductors the boys have recently performed with include Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir James MacMillan, Ed Gardner, Semyon Bychkov, David Hill, Paul McCreesh and Placido Domingo.
The choir has firm links with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where boys have performed in many productions over the past twenty-five years. Boys have also sung with English National Opera and Opera Holland Park.