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A Year at Ely
A Year at Ely

Ely Cathedral Choir, directed by Paul Trepte. Edmund Aldhouse organ, Alex Berry organ II*

Track Listing:
1 Advent: Out of your sleep - Richard Rodney Bennett
2 Christmas: Away in a manger - William James Kirkpatrick† , arr Pat Brandon (b.1945)
Treble solo: Thomas Tolliday
3 Epiphany: Ascribe unto the Lord - Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Soloists: Trebles: Alex Layfield; Joshua Cooper. Altos: Ashley Harries; Karl Read
4 Candlemas: Nunc dimittis in B flat (6-part, 1916) - Charles Wood
5 Lent: Prayer - Ben Parry*†
6 Holy week: When David heard - Thomas Tomkins
7 Easter: My beloved spake – Patrick Hadley
8 Laudate pueri, Op 39, no 2 - Felix Mendelssohn
9 Ascension: Coelos ascendit hodie - Charles Villiers Stanford
10 Pentecost: Come Holy Ghost, the Maker - Cedric Thorpe Davie
11 St Etheldreda: A Hymn to St Etheldreda - Matthew Martin†
12 Beati quorum via - Stanford
13 Harvest: Fear not, O land - Herbert Sumsion
Baritone solo: Sam Mitchell
14 All Souls: Justorum animae - Stanford
15 Remembrance: Death be not proud - Francis Grier†
Soloists: Trebles: Tristan Harding; Aron Jordan.
Alto: Ashley Harries; Tenor: David Calvert
16 Christ the King: O clap your hands - John Rutter

First recordings †

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All is Now Well
All is Now Well
Carols and Seasonal Music from Ely Cathedral

Released November 2009, recorded June, July 2009 featuring 10 premiere recordings. Ely Cathedral Choir, Director of Music Paul Trepte, Organist Jonathan Lilley

Track listing:
Come thou Redeemer of the earth* - trad. arr. Andrew Parnell
When came in flesh - George Guest
Arise, shine* - Paul Trepte
Of one that is so fair - James Whitbourn
Capriol Carol* - Bryan Kelly

The Holy Birth - A Christmas Carol-Sequence - Herbert Sumsion
Unto us is born a Son,
Watts’ Cradle Song,
God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing,
Up! Good Christen Folk, and Listen

All is now well* - Neil Porter-Thaw
The Crown of Roses - Tchaikovsky
Now the green blade riseth - trad. arr. Simon Lindley
Hilariter - trad. arr. Donald Webster
Christ now is risen* - Vulpius. English text: Harrison Oxley
The angel rolled the stone away* - Spiritual, arr. Richard Shephard
Jesus Christ is risen* - German anon, arr. Paul Trepte
King of glory* - Donald Webster
The Dove descending* - Paul Trepte
Harvest Carol* - June Nixon
Praise to God in the highest - Sidney Campbell
*indicates premiere recordings

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An Ely Christmas
An Ely Christmas
The Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks of Ely Cathedral.
Aeron Shilson - organ
Sarah MacDonald - conductor

Track Listing:
Deck the hall - Welsh trad, arr Mark Armstrong
No small wonder - Paul Edwards
O holy night - Adolphe Adam, arr Sarah MacDonald
There is no rose - John Joubert
Come to Bethlehem - Peter Warlock, arr Maurice Jacobson
Away in a manger - Normandy trad, arr Alexander Berry
Glorificamus Deum - Annabel Rooney
Corpus Christi Carol - Richard Peat
The cherry tree carol - English trad, arr Sarah MacDonald
A Hymn to the Virgin - Edmund Rubbra
Sir Christèmas - Bernard Trafford
A Spotless Rose - Paul Mealor
Love came down at Christmas - Simon Lole
Follow that star - Peter Gritton
Adam lay ybounden - Matthew Larkin
What sweeter music - John Rutter
St Godric’s Hymn - Gary Higginson
Mater ora filium - Charles Wood, arr Harrison Oxley
A Christmas Blessing - Philip Stopford
The holly and the ivy - English trad, arr Sarah MacDonald
Away in a manger - William J Kirkpatrick, arr Gary Cole
My Lord has come - Will Todd
Three angels - Ben Parry

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Carols around the Christmas tree
Carols around the Christmas tree
Scattered amongst the tracks are recordings of very familiar and traditional favourites, in some cases supplied with newly written descants. The tree is pictured on the cover of the CD, making it an extremely attractive festive present.

The programme also includes three Christmas organ pieces as well as a sprinkling of new carols - amongst them three by musicians with Ely associations: John Lawson Baker, Jeremy Filsell and Paul Trepte.

Ely Cathedral Choir, directed by Paul Trepte (organ soloist). Organ accompanist: Jonathan Lilley.

Track Listing:
It came upon the midnight clear - Trad. (Descant: Paul Trepte)
Silent night - Harm. Paul Trepte
Mary had a baby - arr. Sargent
The Holy Boy - Ireland
Organ: Bon Joseph écoute moy - Corrette
I saw three ships - arr. Paul Trepte
O Christmas tree - Trad. (Descant: Paul Trepte)
Scots Nativity - Alan Bullard
King Jesus hath a garden - Trad.
Organ: variations on King Jesus hath a garden - Flor Peeters
Maid Mother Mary - John Lawson Baker
While Shepherds watched - Trad.
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day - Jeremy Filsell
Organ: Noel Suisse - D'Acquin
Away in a manger - Trad.
In the bleak mid-winter - Ledger
Ding Dong - Wilberg
Hodie - L'Estrange
Hark the Herald - Trad. (Descant: Paul Trepte)

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Full Stops
Full Stops
Arthur Wills at the Organ of Ely Cathedral.
A digitally remastered version taken from Meridian E77013 and E77014.

Track listing:
WIDOR Marche Pontificale
WAGNER Ride of the Valkyties
PURCELL: Voluntary for double organ
BLOW Echo Voluntary in G
WILLS Variations on Amazing Grace
LEMMENS The Storm (Grand Fantasia in E minor).

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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Recorded by the Cathedral Choir under Paul Trepte in 1996, this disc presents selected settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, the canticles sung at the daily service of Evensong.
The Cathedral Organ is played by David Price.

Volume 14 in the Priory Records series featuring different Cathedral and Church choirs on each disc.

Track listing:
BLOW in G (transposed to A)
ORR Short Service
CHILD in E minor (transposed to A minor)
CRUFT Collegium Regale
WILLS Plainsong tones

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O Give thanks
O Give thanks
This deliberately "tuneful" CD programme, which nonetheless dips into territories beyond what is normal fayre for a cathedral choir, was selected not only to allow Master Farmer to shine in his own right, but also to pick out some other boys who helped Ely Cathedral Choir create this particular sound at this particular time. - Paul Trepte

Released October 2011. Recorded 13 October 2010, 24 February, 19 April, 9 and 12 May 2011.
featuring James Farmer (solo treble) and friends with The Choir of Ely Cathedral
Organ Jonathan Lilley & Oliver Hancock
Oboe solo Janet Wrench
Directed by Paul Trepte

Track listing:
1 O Give thanks + WESLEY
2 O lovely peace ++ HANDEL
3 Quia respexit * BACH
4 - 5 Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis ‡ BEN PARRY
6 Flösst mein Heiland * $ BACH
7 Ut flos ut rosa ++ CRIVELLI
8 Give ear unto me +++ MARCELLO
9 Domine Deus * VIVALDI
10 Alma Dei Creatoris MOZART
11 Ave Maria ++++ SAINT-SAËNS
12 Hymn to the Virgin RUBBRA
13 Happy Iphis HANDEL
14 Path to the moon THIMAN
15 Hymn: When a knight won his spurs Melody: Stowey
16 The Lord bless you and keep you RUTTER
17 Blessed be the God and Father WESLEY

* indicates solo oboe obbligato
‡ indicates premier recording
+ final verse section: Robert Bosworth-Daft
++ duet with Isaac Bateman
+++ duet with Edward Birchinall
++++ duet with Mark Parry
$ echo boy: Joseph Watson

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Psalms of David (vol 8)
Psalms of David (vol 8)
The psalms express the whole range of human feeling. They are rooted in particular circumstances, written by particular people with human emotions, like all of us - joy and sorrow, faith and doubt, anger and fear.

Track listing:

DAVIES Psalm 103. DAY, OAKLEY, PYE Psalm 31. ATKINS, WEST, KNIGHT, WARE Psalm 109. LAWES, ELGAR Psalm 30. SMITH Psalm 36. MOTHERSOLE Psalm 140. ATKINS Psalm 102. OTHERSOLE Psalm 125. MURRILL, HUNT Psalm 50. WILTON Psalm 51. CANTRELL Psalm 52. TURLE Psalm 133. HURFORD Psalm 117. BROOKSBANK Psalm 120. SOAPER Psalm 110. ELVEY, BECKWITH Psalm 118.

The psalms express the whole range of human feeling. They are rooted in particular circumstances, written by particular people with human emotions, like all of us - joy and sorrow, faith and doubt, anger and fear.

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The Complete English Hymnal (vol 3)
The Complete English Hymnal (vol 3)
Volume three in the series 'The Complete New English Hymnal was recorded in March 2000 in St John's Church, Hackney, London. This CD contains 26 Hymns sung either to plainsong, standard or modern hymn tunes.
The Cathedral Choir is directed by Paul Trepte with Scott Farrell at the organ.
Track listing:
Creator of the stars of night
Lo! He comes with clouds descending
O little town of Bethlehem
Why, impious Herod
My God, I love thee
Now the green blade riseth
Alleluya! Alleluya! Alleluya!
Sing to him in whom creation
The saint who first found grace to pen
Tell out, my soul
O God, thy loving care for man
Lord of all hopefulness
Father, we thank thee who has planted
This is the day the Lord has made
Sweet Sacrament divine
Just as I am, without one plea
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
King of glory, King of peace
Jerusalem the golden
Lead, kindly light
Light's abode, celestial Salem
Lord, thy word abideth
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee
O God, my God, for you I long
O Lord our God, arise

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The Ely Organ - A Centenary Celebration
The Ely Organ - A Centenary Celebration
A Pre & Post Restoration double CD.

CD1 - Pre Restoration - recorded 1999 - Paul Trepte and Sean Farrell
WALTON Crown Imperial
V. WILLIAMS Prelude on Rhosymedre
ELGAR Imperial March
DUBOIS Toccata
SAINT SAËNS Fantasie No 3
BOSSI Scherzo in G minor
SAINT SAËNS Le Cygne from “Carnival des Animaux”
VIERNE Final from Symphonie No.1
SUMSION Introduction and theme
MULET Tu es petra
WALTON Orb and Sceptre

CD2 - Post Restoration - recorded 2002 - Scott Farrell
BACH Pièce d’Orgue
BACH Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
FRANCK Choral No.3
LANGLAIS Chant de Paix (Song of Peace)
LANGLAIS Incantation pour un jour Saint
WILLS Octagon (Sinfonia Eliensis)
DUPRÉ Cortège et Litanie
VIERNE Carillon de Westminster
VIERNE Cathédrales
HOLST Mars (tr. Wills)

Total playing time 150 minutes.

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The Ely Tradition
The Ely Tradition
This disc is envisaged as the first volume in a series entitles "The Ely Tradition" to be recorded and released by Priory over a period of time.
Each anthem is preceded by an office hymn presented with an organ accompaniment written by Dr. Arthur Wills.

Track Listing:
OFFICE HYMN: The fast, as taught by Holy lore
Salvator mundi BLOW
OFFICE HYMN: O kind creator
Hear my prayer MENDELSSOHN
OFFICE HYMN: Now is the healing time decreed
O for the wings of a dove MENDELSSOHN
OFFICE HYMN: The glory of these forty days
O bone Jesu DERING
OFFICE HYMN: The royal banners forward go
Wash me thoroughly HANDEL
OFFICE HYMN: Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
Woefully arrayed CORNYSHE
OFFICE HYMN: His cross stands empty
When Israel came out of Egypt HEATH
OFFICE HYMN: The Lamb's high banquet
This is the day the Lord has made DRAGHI
OFFICE HYMN: Proclaim his triumph
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem STANFORD

PRCD 724
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The Music of Ely Cathedral
The Music of Ely Cathedral
Track listing:
MENDELSSOHN Hear my Prayer
TRAD Hymn: Lord of all hopefulness
PSALM 31: In thee O Lord
TRAD Hymn: O sons and daughters, let us sing
BULLOCK Magnificat in D
BULLOCK Nunc Dimittis in D
TRAD Hymn: Just as I am
PARRY Chorale Prelude on "St Ann's"
PSALM 118: O give thanks unto the Lord
STANFORD Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
TRAD Hymn: Guide me O thou great Redeemer.

This collection sung by the Choir of Ely Cathedral over the last 12 years, represents music that is performed regularly throughout the choir's year. In addition the Cathedral's famous organ is heard. It is one of the finest of its type in the U.K. This selection has been taken from recordings which are available from Ely Cathedral Shop and other good classical record shops.

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The Stanford Canticles from Ely
The Stanford Canticles from Ely
One of our most popular older recordings, this disc features a selection of canticle settings regularly performed at Ely. The Cathedral Choir is directed by Paul Trepte with Jeremy Filsell at the cathedral organ.
Track listing:
STANFORD Te Deum and Jubilate in C
NOBLE Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A
JACKSON Benedicite in G
STANFORD Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat
BAIRSTOW Lamentation
STANFORD Te Deum and Jubilate in A

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They that go down to the sea
They that go down to the sea
This recording from Ely is a sequel to the hugely popular 'Will your Anchor hold' CD again funded by Anglia for the RNLI.
Ely Cathedral Choir.
Directed by Paul Trepte and Scott Farrell.
Organist - Scott Farrell.
Piano - Paul Trepte.

Track listing:
They that go down the the sea in ships - Sumsion
Four Songs for Sailors - Dyson
To the Thames
Where lies the land
Sea music
A wet sheet and a flowing sea
Sea Fever - Ireland
Swansea Town - arr Holst
The Golden Vanity - Britten
The Ships of Arcady - Head
Five English Folksongs - V Williams
The dark eyed sailor
The springtime of the year
Just as the tide was flowing
The lover's Ghost
Wassail song
The Sea of Faith - Hemingway

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Tubas and Trumpets
Tubas and Trumpets
Arthur Wills plays the organ of Ely Cathedral

Recorded 24/25 April 1988

Track listing:
Toccata - J. Guillou
Symphony No.10 (Romane) - C.M. Widor
Chorale Prelude: The Old 104th - C.H.H. Parry
Chorale Prelude: Christe Redemptor - C.H.H. Parry
Chorale Prelude: Crofts 136th - C.H.H. Parry
Symphonia Eliensis - Arthur Wills

Total running time 69:56

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Will Your Anchor Hold
Will Your Anchor Hold
Recorded in aid of the RNLI, celebrating its 175th anniversary of saving lives at sea, this recording features a tuneful selection of nautical hymns and songs with organ or instrumental accompaniment.
The Cathedral Choir is directed by Paul Trepte with Scott Farrell at the organ and instrumentals played by Rodney and Rebecca Hall.

Track listing:
Will your anchor hold?
Eternal Father
Lord in the hollow of Thy hand
Let the lower lights be burning
Hiding in Thee
Star of peace
Lord Whom winds and seas obey
Lord of earth and air and sea
Nearer my God to Thee
Just in the harbour
The lifeboat
The golden shore
He leadeth me
Lead kindly light
God be with you

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