Choral Programme Notes



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Composer Work Author
J S Bach  Christmas Oratorio John Bawden
  Christmas Oratorio Aylesbury Choral Society
  St John Passion Peter Foster
  St John Passion John Bawden
  St Matthew Passion  
  B Minor Mass John Bawden (new)
  B Minor Mass Aylesbury Choral Society
  Magnificat John Bawden
  Jesu meine Freude Barry Creasy
Beethoven Mass in C Aylesbury Choral Society
  Missa Solemnis  
Berlioz L'enfance du Christ  
Bernstein Chichester Psalms John Bawden
Bizet Te Deum  
Brahms A German Requiem John Bawden
  A German Requiem Peter Foster
  Ein Deutsches Requiem John Bawden
  Song of Destiny John Bawden
  Alto Rhapsody Barry Creasy
Britten A Boy was Born John Bawden
  St Nicolas John Bawden
  St Nicolas Barry Creasy
  Ceremony of Carols Samir Savant
  War Requiem John Paton
Bruckner Te Deum  
  Mass in E minor Barry Creasy
Charpentier Te Deum John Bawden
  Messe de Minuit John Bawden
Chilcott Canticles of Light John Bawden
  The Making of the Drum John Bawden
  A Little Jazz Mass John Bawden
  Requiem John Bawden
Coleridge-Taylor Song of Hiawatha  
Corp And all the trumpets sounded Ronald Corp
Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orléans Samir Savant
  La Damoiselle Elue (The Blessed Damozel)  
  L'Enfant Prodique  
Delius A Mass of Life  
  Sea Drift  
Downes A St Luke Passion (1992) Cynthia Downes
Downes The Marshes of Glynn (1985) Cynthia Downes
Downes The Temple of Solomon (1980) Cynthia Downes
Duruflé Requiem Barry Creasy
Dvorak Requiem  
  Te Deum John Bawden
Elgar The Apostles  
  The Dream of Gerontius Aylesbury Choral Society
  The Dream of Gerontius Peter Carey (RFS)
  The Kingdom Peter Carey (RFS)
  The Light of Life  
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine John Bawden
  Requiem John Bawden
Finzi Intimations of Immortality John Bawden
  In Terra Pax John Bawden
  Requiem da Camera  
Gounod Messe Solennelle de Saint Cecile  
Handel Coronation Anthems Aylesbury Choral Society
  Coronation Anthems John Bawden
  Dixit Dominus Barry Creasy
  Dixit Dominus John Bawden
  Judas Maccabaeus British Choirs on the Net
  Messiah John Bawden
  Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne Peter Foster
  Solomon British Choirs on the Net
Haydn The Creation John Bawden
  The Creation Peter Foster
  Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) Aylesbury Choral Society
  Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) John Bawden
  Missa in Tempore Belli (Paukenmesse)  
  St Nicholas Mass John Bawden
  Stabat Mater  
  Te Deum Aylesbury Choral Society
  Theresienmesse John Bawden
  The Seasons  
Holst Choral Fantasia  
Howells Hymnus Paradisi  
  Take Him, Earth for Cherishing Samir Savant
  Mass in Dorien Mode Barry Creasy
  Requiem Barry Creasy
  Requiem John Bawdern
  Stabat Mater  
Ireland These Things Shall Be Stuart Brown
Janacek Glagolitic Mass British Choirs on the Net
  Otcenas Barry Creasy
Jenkins The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace) Stuart Brown
Kodaly Missa Brevis John Bawden
Lloyd Webber Requiem  
Martin Mass for Double Choir John Bawden
Maunder Olivet to Calvary Phillip Tolley
Mendelssohn Elijah John Bawden
  Hymn of Praise John Bawden
  St Paul John Bawden
  Te Deum in D Gwent Bach Choir
Monteverdi Beatus Vir John Bawden
  Vespro della Beata Vergine John Bawden (new)
  1610 Vespers Barry Creasy
Mozart Coronation Mass Aylesbury Choral Society
  C Minor Mass Barry Creasy
  Requiem John Bawden
  Vesperae Solennes de Confessore  
  Waisenhaus Mass (Orphanage) K139  
Orff Carmina Burana John Bawden
Parry Songs of Farwell John Bawden
Poulenc Gloria John Bawden
  Four Christmas Motets John Bawden
  Litanies à la Vierge Noire Samir Savant
Puccini Messa di Gloria John Bawden
Purcell Come, Ye Son's of Art Peter Foster
Rachmaninov Liturgy of St John Chrysostom Barry Creasy
  All-Night Vigil (Vespers) John Bawden
Rheinberger Requiem in D Minor Stuart Brown
Rossini Stabat Mater John Bawden
  Petite Messe Solennelle Barry Creasy
  Petite Messe Solennelle John Bawden
  Petite Messe Solennelle Peter Carey (RFS)
Rutter Gloria Naperville Chorus
  Gloria Louise Luenger
  Magnificat John Bawden
  Magnificat John Rutter
  Mass of the Children John Bawden
  Requiem John Bawden
  Requiem Louise Luenger
Scarlatti Stabat Mater Barry Creasy
Schubert Mass in A Flat  
  Mass in G  
Schutz Deutsche Magnificat  
Stainer Crucifixion John Bawden
Stravinsky Mass Barry Creasy
C Stanford Three Motets John Bawden
  Stabat Mater John Bawdeen
Tallis Spem in Alium  
Tippet Child of Our Time  
Todd Mass in  Blue Stuart Brown
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Samir Savant
  Hodie Aylesbury Choral Society
  Mass in G minor Barry Creasy
  A Sea Symphony John Bawden
  Five Mystical Songs John Bawden
  Flos Campi Barry Creasy
  Three Shakespeare Songs Samir Savant
  Toward the Unknown Region John Bawden
Verdi Requiem John Bawden
Vivaldi Dixit Dominus RV 594 Stuart Brown
  Gloria Peter Carey (RFS)
  Gloria John Bawden
Walton Belshazzar's Feast John Bawden
J Willcocks Magnificat John Bawden