Choir CD


Ex ore innocentium

‘Ex ore innocentium’, featuring  St John’s Trebles, CDCover-50was recorded in February 2012 at the church of St. John the Baptist, Knaresborough in North Yorkshire.

Copies of the CD (price £10) are available from St John’s Church, Knaresborough and Castlegate Books, 13A Market Place, Knaresborough or can be ordered from Dr Andrew Smith using the order form below (price £11 including p&p within the UK).

Click here for the order form, for enquiries please use the contact form.

CD Contents

  1. Ex Ore Innocentium (John Ireland)
  2. May the road rise up to meet you (Paul Leddington Wright)
  3. Bist du bei mir BWV 508GH (Stolzel/JS Bach)
  4. Caribbean  Psalm (Bryan Kelly)
  5. I sing of a maiden (Patrick Hadley)
  6. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G (Peter Aston)
  7. Missa Brevis  in D Op 63 (Benjamin Britten)
  8. Spring Carol (from A Ceremony of Carols) Benjamin Britten
  9. Ave Maria (Simon Lindley)
  10. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (Simon Lindley)
  11. Maria Wiegenlied Op 76 No 52 (Max Reger)
  12. Whence is that goodly fragrance Trad. French Carol arr AE Baker
  13. Evening Hymn (Henry Purcell)
  14. O lovely peace (from Judas Maccabaeus) GF Handel
  15. Thee we adore (Derek Holman)
  16. Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G (Herbert Sumsion)

Review – Cathedral Music magazine (2013 Issue 1 p57)

‘Knaresborough Parish Church has a long choral tradition which has been nurtured and maintained to the present day. Here the excellent choristers of the choir perform a programme of (mostly) liturgical music from their repertoire directed by the church’s resident musicians, David Salter and Richard Darke, with Simon Lindley as organist. The choir of thirteen girl and boy trebles and four probationers sings with style and confidence and is fortunate in having at least four accomplished soloists in its ranks.

The music is well chosen for the singers, whose tone is clear and musical throughout, and their part-singing is well balanced. They are at their best in the Aston and Sumsion canticles and in Britten’s evergreen Missa Brevis. The Knaresborough congregation is indeed fortunate in its musicians and the church’s musical tradition is in good hands.’

Alan Spedding