The Church Music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley (2014)
The Choir has recently released their second CD in recent years. The Church Music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley was recorded in June 2014, directed by Roger Allen, and accompanied by Daniel Pugh-Bevan and Mary Ann Wootton.
Following the success of Anthems and Motets of the English Romantic Tradition (2013), St Peter’s College Choir’s latest recording explores the treasures of Samuel Sebastian Wesley’s Church music. The programme is particularly suitable for the Chapel’s renowned Father Willis Organ (1874), and celebrates over a decade of hard work which has seen St Peter’s become famous as the home of one of Oxford’s most renowned mixed-voice choirs. The extensive programme includes well-known works such as Thou Wilt Keep Him and Wash Me Throughly alongside lesser-known works such as O Praise the Lord, my Soul and The Wilderness.
This recording is available for purchase from Oxrecs or from the St Peter’s College Lodge.
Anthems and Motets of the English Romantic Tradition (2013)
The anthems and motets in this collection are representative of the revival in the fortunes of English cathedral music that took place in the mid to late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and regular audiences and congregations will find the collection delightfully familiar.