The Choir of Westminster Abbey
Robert Quinney organ
James O'Donnell conductor
Westminster Abbey resounds to the thrilling sound of the Abbey Choir singing an array of glorious hymns including Jerusalem, The Old Hundredth, Guide me, O thou great redeemer and Abide with me, allowing the listener to experience something of the pomp and ceremony of the great Abbey occasions on which they are sung.
The singing of hymns has its roots in the earliest days of the Christian church and remains a central part of the liturgy. In the Anglican church, and nowhere more so than in Westminster Abbey, this is a tradition that thrives, where tunes from the sixteenth century sit happily alongside fervent Methodist outpourings, profound Victorian sentiment, the 'rediscoveries' of Vaughan Williams, and arrangements by the Abbey's musicians of today.
Hyperion CDA68013 (released January 2014)