QUARANTINE AUDIO ARCHIVE
Live recordings of choral service music from
Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church

Dear Parishioners and Guests:
The men and boys of the choir wish you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we hope you are healthy and weathering this storm without too much discomfort and unease. We especially regret that this unfortunate situation has made it impossible for us to join with you in worship since the onset of the pandemic.
Although Saint Stephen’s lacks a professional recording system, a few rare examples of our choral services do exist in the form of low-fidelity bootleg recordings which we are making available for online listening. While these files are far from a level of quality we’d ordinarily be keen to share, we felt these extraordinary times called for an exception to be made. So if you are able to look past the dodgy sound quality, occasional musical imperfections, and the odd sneeze, we hope this music will help you feel a bit more connected to Saint Stephen’s during this period of isolation.
New selections are added as we discover them, so keep checking back!
With best wishes for good health,
Adric and the Choir

last update: 6 June 2020

Trinity Sunday


Hymn Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty

Recorded live: 30 May 2010



Sumsion Benedicite in B flat

Recorded live: 16 June 2019



Hymn Round the Lord in glory seated

Recorded live: 30 May 2010



Prætorius O lux beata Trinitas

Recorded live: 16 June 2019



Turner O Trinity, most blessed light

Recorded live: 30 May 2010



Hymn Holy Father, great Creator

Recorded live: 30 May 2010



Whitsunday


Ives Listen, sweet Dove

Recorded live: 28 January 2018



Palestrina Loquebantur variis linguis

Recorded live: 30 May 2009



Hymn Love divine, all loves excelling

Recorded live: 28 January 2018



Ascension


Vierne Allegro-vivace (Symphony No 1, mvt 4)

Recorded live: 2 May 2010



Hymn A hymn of glory let us sing

Recorded live: 2 May 2010



Mendelssohn Above all praise and all majesty

Recorded live: 2 May 2010



Vierne Final (Symphony No 1, mvt 6)

Recorded live: 2 May 2010



Easter


Schubert Gloria (Mass in G)

The keen listener may notice singing amidst the din of bells.

Recorded live: 3 April 2010



Handel Hallelujah (Messiah)

Recorded live: 3 April 2010



Good Friday
These pieces were recorded during the Meditations upon the Seven Last Words from the Cross service at Noon on 2 April 2010.


Victoria Saint John Passion

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Adric Psalm 130

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Hymn Go to dark Gethsemane

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Adric There is a green hill far away

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Casals O vos omnes

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Victoria Reproaches (Popule meus)

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Lotti Crucifixus (à8)

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Hymn O come and mourn with me a while

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Chilcott God so loved the world

Recorded live: 2 April 2010



Passion Sunday
These pieces were recorded during the Service of Lessons and Anthems for Passiontide on the evening of 7 April 2019. Most of the music was sung by only four voices. For texts and translations, a pdf of the service leaflet is available here.


Handel Surely he hath borne our griefs

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Farrant Call to remembrance

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Hymn O sacred head sore wounded

‘Passion Chorale’ (vv.1–2 arr. Bach, v.3 arr. Adric)

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Horsley There is a green hill far away  (arr. Adric)

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Palestrina Super flumina Babylonis

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Bach/Adric Suffrages and Collects

Based upon chorale harmonisations of JS Bach

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Hymn When I survey the wondrous Cross

‘Rockingham’ (E Miller, v.4 arr. Adric)

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



Parry Prelude on ‘Rockingham’

Recorded live: 7 April 2019



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