DISCOVERING THE CLASSICS: Classics For Eternity

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Second volume in the “Discovering The Classics” series, which was to run for 20 editions.

3CD Set
Released October 1996

Cat No.: RDCD1641-3 (RDC93311-3)
RD Code: CFE-002
Series Code: 520
Compilation by M Moritz - Mastered by P Marchant
(Re Issued as a 2CD series in 2002)


1       Great Music of Inspiration

1 Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach) National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Charles Gerhardt
2 Ave Maria (Bach, arr. Gounod) Marietta Midgley, Soprano, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
3 The Lord's My Shepherd (Trad., arr. Grant) Seaford College Chapel Choir conducted by Philip Hill
4 Air On The G String (Bach) National Philharmonic Baroque Ensemble conducted by Charles Gerhardt
5 Sleepers Wake! from 'Cantata No. 140' (Bach) Franz Lehrndorfer at the Tegernsee St Quirin Church Organ
6 Panis Angelicus (Franck) New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by René Leibowitz
7 Hear My Prayer – O For The Wings Of A Dove (Mendelssohn) Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, directed by Francis Grier
8 Largo from 'Xerxes' (Handel) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
9 Ave Maria (Schubert) Clare Henry, Mezzo-Soprano, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
10 Abide With Me (Trad., arr. Hill, Bell) Seaford College Chapel Choir directed by Philip Hill
11 Nimrod from 'Enigma Variations' (Elgar) National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
12 How Lovely Are Thy Dwelling Places from 'A German Requiem' (Brahms) Slovak Philharmonic Choir with the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) conducted by Alexander Rahbari
13 Miserere Mei, Deus (Allegri) Winchester Cathedral Choir conducted by Martin Neary

2       Tranquillity and Reflection

1 Be Still My Soul from 'Finlandia' (Sibelius, arr. McCarthy) John McCarthy Chorus with William Davies, Organ
2 Ave Verum Corpus, K618 (Mozart) Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
3 Chorale From 'St Matthew Passion' (Bach) Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
4 We Sit In Tears from 'St Matthew Passion' (Bach) Hungarian Festival Choir with the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Géza Oberfrank
5 Praise The Lord from 'Solemn Vespers', K339 (Mozart) Kate Hurney, Soprano, and the Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
6 Sanctus from 'Requiem', Op. 48 (Fauré) Oxford Camerata and Schola Cantorum of Oxford conducted by Jeremy Summerly
7 Pie Jesu from 'Requiem', Op.48 (Fauré) Lisa Beckley, Soprano, with the Oxford Camerata conducted by Jeremy Summerly
8 I Waited For The Lord from 'The Hymn of Praise' (Mendelssohn) Winchester Cathedral Choir conducted by Martin Neary
9 Blessed Are They That Mourn from 'A German Requiem', Op. 45 (Brahms) Miriam Gauci, Soprano, and Eduard Tumagian, Baritone, with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir and the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Rahbari
10 Cantique De Jean Racine, Op. 11 (Fauré) Schola Cantorum of Oxford with the Oxford Camerata conducted by Jeremy Summerly
11 Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 – 2nd Movement (Górecki) Zofia Kilanowicz, Soprano, with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice) conducted by Antoni Wit


3       Triumph and Majesty

1 Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light from 'Christmas Oratorio' (Bach) William Davis, Organ, with the Westminster Brass Ensemble
2 Let The Bright Seraphim from 'Samson' (Handel) Helen Field, Soprano, and John Wallace, Trumpet, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Simon Wright
3 Magnificat from 'Magnificat In D', BWV243 (Bach) Schola Cantorum of Oxford directed by Jeremy Summerly with the Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Ward
4 Gloria In Excelsis Deo from 'Gloria In D', RV589 (Vivaldi) Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Hanover Band directed by Stephen Darlington
5 Laudamus Te from 'Gloria In D', RV589 (Vivaldi) Patrizia Kwella, Soprano, and Elizabeth Priday, Soprano, with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir and the Hanover Band directed by Stephen Darlington
6 Trumpet Tune And Air (Purcell) Bob Farley, Trumpet, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley
7 Coronation Anthem from ‘Zadok The Priest’ (Handel, arr. Rogers, Martin) London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra conducted by John Alldis
8 Rex Tremendae Majestatis from 'Requiem In D Minor', K626 (Mozart, arr. Süssmayr) Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Zdenék Košler
9 Gloria from 'Coronation Mass In C', K317 (Mozart) Ambrosian Singers with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
10 Toccata In F from Organ Symphony No. 5 (Widor) Virgil Fox at the Royal Albert Hall Organ
11 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God from 'Cantata No. 80' (Bach) Hungarian Radio Chorus and the Failoni Chamber Orchestra (Budapest) conducted by Mátyás Antál
12 Allelujah From 'Exsultate, Jubilate' (Mozart) Kate Hurney, Soprano, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Gerhardt
13 Holy City (Adams) Jean Allister, Mezzo-Soprano, and the John McCarthy Chorus with William Davies, Organ
14 Hallelujah Chorus from 'Messiah' (Handel) London Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard
15 Carillon De Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6 (Vierne) Andrew Lucas at the St Paul's Cathedral Organ
16 Jerusalem (Parry, arr. Sargent) Royal Choral Society and the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Arthur Bliss

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