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Essential Hymns

Essential Hymns


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Disc 1

  1. Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  2. Love Divine, all loves excelling
  3. Abide with me (Tune: Eventide)
  4. Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Repton), anthem
  5. O God Our Help in Ages Past (Tune: St. Anne)
  6. O Praise Ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum)
  7. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (Tune: Nicaea), for chorus & organ
  8. When I survey the wondrous Cross, hymn (Rockingham)
  9. Christ is Made the Sure Foundation, hymn set to a theme by Purcell
  10. All glory, laud and honour (St Theodulph - Valet will ich dir geben)
  11. The Day of Resurrection! (tune Ellacombe), No. 117
  12. Praise to the Holiest in the Height
  13. Praise to the Lord (Hast du denn, Jesu) (Tune: Lobe den Herren (also kn
  14. The Church's One Foundation (Tune: Aurelia)
  15. Crown Him with Many Crowns, song (Tune: Diademata)
  16. Now thank we all our God (Nun danket)
  17. God be in my Head (Sarum Primer, 1514), for chorus
  18. A Hymn to the Virgin, for double chorus
  19. In dulci jubilo (Piæ Cantiones)
  20. Gabriel's Message (Basque)
  21. St. Gertrude ("Onward, Christian soldiers"), hymn for chorus
  22. The Lord is my shepherd
  23. Crw rhondda, Welsh hymn (a.k.a. "Wele'n sefyll rhwng y myrtwydd")
  24. All Creatures of Our God and King (Songs of Praise No.439)
  25. Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (o

Disc 2

  1. Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, hymn (tune Slane), No. 339
  2. All things bright and beautiful
  3. O Worship the King
  4. Be Still, My Soul, hymn (based on Finlandia)
  5. The King of love my Shepherd is (Dominus regit me)
  6. Let us with a gladsome mind, hymn
  7. For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest, hymn ("Sine nomine")
  8. Glory to thee my God this night (tune Tallis's Canon), No. 244
  9. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended (Tune: St. Clement)
  10. There is a green hill far away (Tune: Horsley)
  11. Hymn
  12. Let all mortal flesh keep silence (tune Picardy), No. 295
  13. Immortal, invisible, God only wise (tune St. Denio) No. 377
  14. Jesus, Lover of My Soul (tune: Aberystwyth)
  15. Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (Tune: Mannheim)
  16. Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Tune: Cross of Jesus) (New English Hymn
  17. Behold, the Great Creator
  18. All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth)
  19. Nearer My God to Thee, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  20. Rock of ages (Tune: Redhead No. 76)
  21. Eternal Father, strong to save (Navy Hymn or Melita)
  22. O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni, veni, emmanuel), carol
  23. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), for chorus
  24. Amazing Grace
  25. For the Beauty of the Earth, for chorus & orchestra

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Rutter   Conductor
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Huddersfield Choral Society   Choir, Chorus
Simon Preston   Organ
John Bowen   Tenor (Vocal)
David Willcocks   Conductor
Holst Singers   Choir, Chorus
Winchester Cathedral Choir   Choir, Chorus
Stephen Cleobury   Conductor
John Eliot Gardiner   Conductor
Charles MacDonald   Organ
Monteverdi Choir   Choir, Chorus
Alexander Anderson   Organ
York Celebrations Choir   Choir, Chorus
George Guest   Conductor
Wilfred Brown   Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Laird Brass Ensemble   Brass Ensemble
Charles Smart   Conductor
Richard Farnes   Organ
North Audley Street Choir Of Saint Marks Church   Ensemble
Brian Runnett   Organ
Bruce Blyth   Treble
Royal School of Church Music Massed Choirs   Choir, Chorus
Neil Page   Conductor
Wyn Morris   Conductor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Stephen Layton   Conductor
Maurice Vinden   Organ,Conductor,Musical Direction
George McPhee   Conductor
Choir of Uppingham School   Choir, Chorus
English Sinfonia   Performing Ensemble
Waynflete Singers   Choir, Chorus
Kingsway Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
McCarthy Singers   Choir, Chorus
Paisley Abbey Choir   Choir, Chorus
Temple Church Choir   Choir, Chorus
Lionel Dakers   Conductor
St. Mark's Church Choir, North Audley Street, London   Choir, Chorus
David Hill   Conductor
Timothy Byram-Wigfield   Organ
Clare College Orchestra, Cambridge   Performing Ensemble
USAF Protestant Chapel Choir, West Ruislip, England   Choir, Chorus
Clare College Choir, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Martin How   Organ
John Warburton   Conductor
Roland Roberts   Baritone (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Edward Elgar   Arranger
John Rutter   Arranger
R.L. Pearsall   Text
William Henry Monk   Arranger
Melchior Vulpius   Composer
George McPhee   Director
Joseph Szurly   Executive Producer

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