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Gaudeamus Omnes
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Choirs of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick
Organ, Mark Swinton
Director, Thomas Corns





A festival of dedication music celebrating Warwick’s 1100th anniversary, including two world premier recordings.


1. Blessed city, heavenly Salem Sir Edward Bairstow (1874–1946) 9:09

2. O how amiable are thy dwellings Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958) 3:58

3. Behold, the tabernacle of God Sir William Harris (1883–1973) 2:39

4. We wait for thy loving kindness, O God Sir William McKie (1901–84) 2:58

5. Jubilate Deo Sir William Walton (1902–83) 3:42

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A (for St Mary’s, Warwick) [First recording] Philip Moore (b.1943) 7:15

6. Magnificat 3:49

7. Nunc dimittis 3:26

8. Exultet Francis Jackson (b.1917) (Organ solo, Mark Swinton) 5:06

9. I was glad when they said unto me Sir Hubert Parry (1848–1918) 5:19

10. Gaudeamus in loci pace James MacMillan (b.1959) (Organ solo, Thomas Corns) 6:06

11. Gaudeamus omnes plainsong 1:06

12. Gaudeamus omnes [First recording] David Briggs (b.1962) 8:03

13. And when the builders Richard Shephard (b.1949) 5:01




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Choirs of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick
Organ, Mark Swinton
Director, Thomas Corns





Featuring popular and inventive arrangements of well-known Christmas carols including three world premier recordings.


1. On Christmas night (Sussex carol) English trad. arr. Sir Philip Ledger (Boys, girls and men) 2:09

2. Remember, O thou man Thomas Ravenscroft (Boys and men) 2:29

3. Adam lay ybounden Boris Ord arr. Barry Rose (Girls) 1:35

4. The holly and the ivy French trad. arr. June Nixon (Boys, girls and men) 3:08

5. Away in a manger French trad. arr. Reginald Jacques (Boys, girls and men) 2:46

6. The seven joys of Mary English trad. arr. William Whitehead (Girls and men) 4:23

7. Nativity carol John Rutter (Girls and men) 4:24

8. Once in royal David’s city Henry John Gauntlett; harm. Arthur Henry Mann; v6 arr. James O’Donnell (Boys, girls and men) 4:28

9. In dulci jubilo [First recording] 13th cent. arr. Thomas Corns; v3 adapted from Michael Praetorius (Girls and men) 1:52

10. A great and mighty wonder [First recording] Sir Philip Ledger (Boys, girls and men) 2:06

11. Hark! the herald-angels sing Felix Mendelssohn; v3 arr. Sir David Willcocks (Boys, girls and men) 3:12

12. I wonder as I wander Carl Rütti (Boys, girls and men) 1:57

13. While shepherds watched their flocks Este’s Psalter; v6 arr. Bob Chilcott (Boys, girls and men) 2:40

14. The little road to Bethlehem Michael Head (Boys, girls and men) 3:04

15. Silent night Franz Gruber arr. Sir Malcolm Sargent (Boys, girls and men) 2:49

16. Lully, lulla, lullay Philip Stopford (Boys and men) 4:06

17. Sing lullaby! Basque trad. arr. David Hill (Girls and men) 3:46

18. Bethlehem Down Peter Warlock (Boys and men) 4:00

19. Ding dong! merrily on high 16th cent. French arr. Mack Wilberg (Boys, girls and men) 2:45

20. O come, all ye faithful John Francis Wade arr. Sir David Willcocks (Boys, girls and men) 4:06

21. I saw three ships [First recording] English trad. arr. Paul Trepte (Girls and men) 2:51




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Choirs of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick
Fine Arts Brass
Organ, Ruaraidh Sutherland
Director, Thomas Corns





"very calm and beautiful”

I’ve been holding my breath… and how wonderful to discover that that gorgeous performance was given by singers from Warwick’’

BBC Radio 3, In Tune, 18th April 2011

“Alternatively (and appropriately) stirring and serene in Górecki’s Totus tuus, the Warwickshire choir demonstrates considerable range and sensitivity to nuance”

“First port of call on this wide-ranging compendium is the premier recording of Judith Bingham’s Prelude, Aria and Toccata for organ – Ancient Sunlight – despatched with virtuosic aplomb by Thomas Corns.”

“Langlais provides the meat of the meal with the rousing Missa ‘Salve Regina’ and Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella, its contrasting demands entwined with rhapsodic verve by Ruaraidh Sutherland.”

Choir and Organ, July 2011

“ …this anthology works brilliantly on a number of levels…”

“The choirs are all capable of committed, full-voiced singing… both boys and girls produce a bright, shiny sound – clear without excessive bite – and the men have en masse a rich, warm sonority”

“…a truly convincing devotional act.”

Organists’ Review, August 2011


1. Totus tuus Henryk Górecki (Boys, girls and men) 9:34

2. I sing of a maiden Patrick Hadley (Girls) 2:31

3. Tota pulchra es, Maria Maurice Duruflé (Girls) 2:14

4. Ancient Sunlight (Prelude, Aria and Toccata for Organ) Judith Bingham (Organ, Thomas Corns) 9:03


Missa ‘Salve Regina’ Jean Langlais (Boys and men with Fine Arts Brass) 15:36

5. Kyrie 3:23

6. Gloria 3:39

7. Sanctus 2:13

8. Benedictus 2:41

9. Agnus Dei 3:40


10. Trois paraphrases grégoriennes: Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella Jean Langlais (Organ, Ruaraidh Sutherland) 7:33

11. Ave Maria Franz Xaver Biebl (Men) 7:51

12. Hymn to the Virgin Benjamin Britten (Girls and men) 3:11


Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur ‘Ave Maris Stella’ Flor Peeters (Organ, Ruaraidh Sutherland) 8:38

13. Toccata 4:07

14. Fugue et Hymne 4:31