Favorite Hymns & Anthems

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  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Westminster Choir
  • UPC: 884501949804
  • Catalog Number: 1309
  • Sales rank: 245,960

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven - Anonymous & Ronald Arnatt (2:27)
  2. 2 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, hymn (tune Slane), No. 339 - Ronald Arnatt & New English Hymnal (1:58)
  3. 3 Holy, Holy, Holy - Anonymous & Ronald Arnatt (2:07)
  4. 4 Rejoice, ye pure in heart!, hymn - Ronald Arnatt & Arthur Henry Messiter (2:33)
  5. 5 The Last Words of David, for chorus & orchestra - Randall Thompson & Ronald Arnatt (3:48)
  6. 6 Lord Make Me An Instrument - David Stanley York & Ronald Arnatt (2:49)
  7. 7 How Firm a Foundation - Ronald Arnatt & American Traditional (2:22)
  8. 8 The King of love my Shepherd is (tune St. Columba) (457) - Ronald Arnatt & New English Hymnal (2:17)
  9. 9 For all the saints - Charles Villiers Stanford & Ronald Arnatt (2:06)
  10. 10 My Shepherd Will Supply My Need, hymn (to the tune Resignation) - Ronald Arnatt & Anonymous, American (3:29)
  11. 11 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Tamworth) - Traditional & Ronald Arnatt (2:10)
  12. 12 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place - Ronald Arnatt & Ronald Arnatt (4:00)
  13. 13 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones - Anonymous & Ronald Arnatt (2:31)
  14. 14 Paulus (Saint Paul), oratorio, Op. 36: How lovely are the Messengers - Ronald Arnatt & Felix Mendelssohn (3:11)
  15. 15 When in our music God is glorified (tune: Engelberg), for chorus & organ - Charles Villiers Stanford & Ronald Arnatt (1:55)
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Album Credits

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Westminster Choir Primary Artist
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  • Posted October 20, 2013

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    Hymns ancient and modern (and recycled) This is a reissue of

    Hymns ancient and modern (and recycled)



    This is a reissue of a 1990 album (consequently a modest 57 minutes in playing time) by the Westminster Choir under its longtime director Joseph Flummerfelt. It is not British/Anglican style hymn performance--my own preference--but basic American, with a surprising amount of unison singing, which is kind of a shame. When the choir sings a cappella, and/or softly, the sound is quite beautiful. Performances are certainly not bad, but often seem more dutiful than inspired, though the group does get more lively with "How Firm a Foundation." Descants for the sopranos or organ are mostly eschewed, and verses are dropped from nearly every hymn. Other than the stated theme, there seems to be no pattern to the arrangement or choice of the selections included. (One assumes they were the conductor's favorites, as some of the anthems are pretty obscure.) While the sound is good, words are not always as clear as they might be. All sung texts are provided in the booklet, but no credit for either words or music to the hymns. Ah well; you pays your money, and you takes your choice.

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