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Label: Priory Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • 1Praise, My Soul the King of Heaven03:06
  • 2Down Ampney (Come Down, O Love Divine)03:21
  • 3Just As I Am03:59
  • 4Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation04:23
  • 5Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle02:59
  • 6Angel Voices03:19
  • 7Jerusalem the Golden01:43
  • 8Dear Lord and Father of Mankind04:33
  • 9Abide with Me (Arr. I. Tracey)04:34
  • 10I Vow to Thee, My Country02:19
  • 11Drop, Drop Slow Tears (Arr. for Choir & Organ)01:43
  • 12Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire02:28
  • 13When I Survey the Wondrous Cross03:07
  • 14There Is a Green Hill Far Away02:40
  • 15Now the Green Blade Riseth (Arr. for Choir & Organ)02:34
  • 16The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done02:36
  • 17O Heavenly Word of God on High02:21
  • 18O Praise Ye the Lord02:46
  • 19All My Hope on God Is Founded02:53
  • 20Long Ago, Prophets Knew02:05
  • 21The Church's One Foundation04:54
  • 22How Shall I Sing that Majesty04:04
  • 23Jerusalem02:51
  • 24The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended03:16
  • 25Before the Ending of the Day01:23
  • Total Runtime01:15:57

Info for Great Hymns from Liverpool

A recital of well known hymns sung by the Cathedral Choir from the mighty cathedral of Liverpool. These hymns have been chosen to represent a cross section of those sung by the choir and to feature its superb Willis organ played by the redoubtable Ian Tracey within the vast acoustics of this magnificent building.

"Liverpool Cathedral is a vast building with an appropriately cavernous acoustic. Priory, well used to the venue, have done a brilliant job in capturing the clarity of the choir and the essence of the acoustic.....

As the hymnist wrote, here we have the ultimate example of “craftsman’s art and music’s measure” in perfect and utterly pleasurable combination." (Marc Rochester, Music Web International)

The Choir of Liverpool Cathedral
Ian Tracy, organ (Liverpool Cathedral)
David Poulter, conductor

Ian Tracey
has a life-long association with Liverpool Cathedral and its music. Together with his two illustrious predecessors, Henry Goss-Custard and Noel Rawsthorne, he continues the tradition of an almost Apostolic Succession. He initally studied organ with Lewis Rust and then with Noel Rawsthorne. Studies at Trinity College, London, culminated in Fellowship, after which scholarship grants enabled him to study with Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais in Paris, and conducting with Vernon (Tod) Handley.

When Ian was appointed Organist of Liverpool Cathedral in 1980, he was the youngest cathedral organist in Britain. After 27 years of service, the Cathedral's Dean & Chapter created the post of 'Organist Titulaire', which allows him freedom to devote more time to playing, lecturing, recording, and writing. Ian has played at most of the major venues in this country and at an increasing number in Europe. He is very much in demand in the USA - where he has made 23 extensive tours, playing in all of the major cities. During 1999 and 2003, he undertook tours of Southern Australia which saw him playing recitals, examining, and teaching. Recent seasons have included concerts in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Bermuda, Paris, Holland, Germany, Jersey and Spain.

On the wider musical canvas, Ian is a frequent broadcaster with the BBC. His recordings - for EMI, Chandos, and Priory - on the Liverpool Cathedral Organ have met with wide acclaim from the critics. He regularly examines and adjudicates and, over the past 33 years, has conducted some 250 concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

Ian holds Fellowships from twenty prestigious musical institutions, both here and abroad, including the Royal College of Organists, as one of only 28 Honorary Fellows worldwide. In 2006, the University of Liverpool conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Music, recognising his long and distinguished service to music in Liverpool and his national and international reputation. In 2008, the Royal School of Church Music and, in 2009, the Guild of Church Musicians, awarded him Fellowships for services to church music.

Ian's other posts include: Organist to the City of Liverpool; Organist at St George's Hall; Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society; Guest Director of Music for the BBC's Daily Service; Professor, Fellow, and Organist at Liverpool John Moores University; Tonal Director for Makin Organs & Copeman Hart Ltd.

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