When David heard that Absalom was slain
The Choir of Ormond College specialised in liturgical music of the 16th and 20th centuries. This recording also includes a number of psalm settings, including Allegri's "Miserere", a setting of the penitential Psalm 51 originally used only in the Sistine Chapel during Holy Week.
This CD also includes Australian composer Gordon Kerry's "Canticles for Evening Prayer".
Since its inception in 1982 under the direction of Douglas Lawrence, the Choir of Ormond College has become the first Australian choir to receive ongoing international recognition.
Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.
- I sat down under His shadow Edward Bairstow
- Magnificat Orlando Gibbons
- Nunc Dimittis Orlando Gibbons
- Set me as a seal upon Thine heart William Walton
- Lord, we beseech Thee Adrian Batten
- When David Heard that Absalom was slain Thomas Tomkins
- Miserere Gregorio Allegri
- Psalm 23 John Goss
- Psalm 42 Samuel Sebastian Wesley
- Psalm 137 George Mursell Garrett
- Sing unto the Lord Christopher Tye
Canticles for Evening Prayer Gordon Kerry
A British composer and organist, Bairstow was appointed Organist of York Minster in 1913, a post he held until his death in 1946.
Gordon Kerry's music ranges from the symphonic through chamber music to choral music and opera. He is frequently commissioned by Australian orchestras, chamber ensembles, festivals and soloists, as well as ensembles in the USA and Europe.