Sing Out With Joy
The Cantus Choro directed by Peter Chapman. Imaginative organ accompaniments by Norman Kaye give these 17 well-known hymns a new dramatic impact.
A selection of favourite hymns from the Australian Hymn Book. Including 'All creatures great of our God and King', 'Praise my soul', 'For the beauty of the Earth', 'Immortal, invisible', 'Be thou my vision' and 'Love divine'.
Cantus Choro has established a fine reputation for its broadcasts for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and recitals of sacred and secular music. Directed by Peter Chapman, with Norman Kaye on the organ.
“…The album was recorded in the chapel of Trinity College at Melbourne University with most imaginative organ accompaniment by Norman Kaye, who really demonstrates the versatility of a lovely instrument and a fine musician. More than that, he gives a lead to other musicians as he lets the choir breathe free of accompaniment, the breathing making the moments of accompaniment that much more effective than the usual barrage of full-scale accompaniment that so often dominates rather than supports the singing and the prayer...
...The harmonies are clean and lively — special mention should be made here of the superb tenor work and the beautiful flute-like soprano and descant voices…”
— Kevin Bates, Harvest Magazine
“It is a record which may be listened to with joy! Singing is superb. The pure choral tone is outstanding. Diction is clear, and it is all directed with fine musicianship!”
— Canon Laurie Bartlett, Australian Hymn Book Committee
“For those who like to hear their favourite hymns superbly sung [these] three volumes ... cannot be bettered.”
— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno
- All creatures of our God and King (Traditional) Francis of Assisi Arr: Ralph Vaughan Williams 3:37
- Let all mortal flesh (Traditional) 3:26
- Praise my soul, the King of Heaven John Goss Henry Francis Lyte 3:22
- I to the hills (Traditional) 1:49
- Dear Lord and Father of mankind Charles Hubert Hastings Parry John Greenleaf Whittier 4:05
- Be thou my vision (Traditional) David Evans Mary Elizabeth Byrne Eleanor Hull 2:22
- For the beauty of the earth David Evans Folliott Sandford Pierpoint 2:40
- The God of Abraham (Traditional) Thomas Olivers 2:14
- Glorious things of you are spoken John Newton William Cowper Franz Joseph Haydn 3:06
- Be thou my guardian and my guide Isaac William Isaac Smith 2:14
- My song is love unknown John Ireland Samuel Crossman 2:35
- Immortal invisible (Traditional) Walter Chalmers Smith 2:30
- Love divine Charles Wesley Rowland H. Pritchard 3:17
- Be your Kingly power Richard Connolly Professor James McAuley 3:14
- Be known to us (Traditional) James Montgomery 1:22
- Forth in thy name, o Lord, I go Charles Wesley Orlando Gibbons 2:43
- Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour Sir George Martin George Hugh Bourne 3:30
Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on 12 October 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, where his father, the Reverend Arthur Vaughan Williams (the surname Vaughan Williams is an unhyphenated double-barrelled name of Welsh origin), was vicar.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms.