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The Anthems of Charles Wood Volume II

​Catalogue no: PRCD 779

Price: £13.00 (including postage and packaging)

This recording contains anthems principally concerned with the period from Advent to Passiontide, whereas Volume One mainly contains anthems for the period from Easter to Trinity. The organ works included in this volume are the Three Preludes founded on Melodies from the Genevan Psalter and arguably his finest organ work, the Prelude and Fugue in G minor.

1. How dazzling fair
2. Once He came in blessing
3. I will arise
4. Prelude: Psalm XII
5. Bow down thine ear
6. Try me, O God
7. Father, all-holy
8. Prelude: Song of Symeon
9. Oculi omnium
10. Hail, gladdening light
11. Summer Ended
12. Out of the deep
13. Prelude: Psalm CXXIV
14. View me, Lord
15. Christ who knows all his sheep
16. O thou the central orb
17. Prelude in G minor
18. Fugue in G minor
19. Great Lord of Lords
20. Never weather-beaten sail
21. Glory and honour and laud

The sound of the choir is an exact match for the music: well-blended, smooth and civilised.
BBC Music

Reviews

The sound of the choir is an exact match for the music: well-blended, smooth and civilised.

BBC Music April 2003

 

The choir is vibrant in tone and as firm as a rock under the direction of Geoffrey Webber.

Music and Vision (www.mvdaily.com)