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Hymns For All Seasons

16 more hymns from Cantus Choro, sung in the grand acoustic of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. The hymns start with Advent and trace the great events of the Christian year. With Norman Kaye and the Melbourne Brass Ensemble.

The Melbourne Brass Ensemble plays some spectacular fanfares in five of the hymns. Includes 'O come, O come Emmanuel', 'Christ the Lord is risen today', 'For all the saints', 'O brother man', 'When I survey the wonderous cross' and 'The strife is o'er'.


Cantus Choro

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.

Press quote

“For those who like to hear their favourite hymns superbly sung [these] three volumes ... cannot be bettered.”

— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno

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Track Listing

  1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Anonymous) John Mason Neale Arr: John Henry Arnold Norman Kaye John Rutter 3:59
  2. Of the Father's Love Begotten (Anonymous) John Mason Neale Arr: Norman Kaye 4:02
  3. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (Anonymous) Bishop Reginald Heber Arr: Johann Sebastian Bach 2:48
  4. Earth has many a noble city Christian Friedrich Witt Prudentius Arr: Norman Kaye 2:14
  5. Forty days and forty nights Martin Herbst Francis Pott George Hunt Smyttan Arr: Norman Kaye 2:34
  6. Lord Jesus, think on me William Damon Allen William Chatfield 2:00
  7. Ride on, ride on in majesty (Anonymous) Dean Milman Arr: William Henry Havergal 2:15
  8. When I survey the wonderous cross Edward Miller Isaac Watts Arr: Edward Miller David Evans Norman Kaye 2:58
  9. The strife is o'er, the battle done Melchior Vulpius Francis Pott Arr: Norman Kaye 3:09
  10. Christ the Lord is risen today George Job Elvey Charles Wesley Arr: Peter Chapman 1:42
  11. Hail the day that sees him rise Sydney Nicholson Charles Wesley Arr: Sydney Nicholson Mark Summerbell 3:32
  12. Come, o spirit from on high Samuel Webbe Stephen Langton 2:50
  13. Bright the vision that delighted Richard Redhead Bishop Richard Mant 2:41
  14. O brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother Alfred Ernest Floyd John Greenleaf Whittier 2:45
  15. Let all the world in every corner sing Basil Harwood George Herbert 1:39
  16. For all the saints who from their labours rest Ralph Vaughan Williams Bishop William Walsham How Arr: Robert Boughen 3:57



Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Norman Kaye

Norman Kaye (1927 - 2007) was a distinguished organist and actor. Norman studied organ with Pierre Cochereau of Notre Dame de Paris and won a Premier Prix for conducting at the Nice Conservatoire.

Peter Chapman

Peter Chapman (1922–2006) - was a choral conductor, singer and music teacher, achieved renown for his direction of the Choir of Canterbury Fellowship and of Cantus Choro in Melbourne for 25 years.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

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.

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Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
45 minutes 5 seconds
Barry Firth
Martin Wright
Nicholas Alexander
Warwick Papst
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Release date
© 1986 Move Records
℗ 1987 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3062
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574306224