Recordings and CDs

Available Recordings

Song Cycle – 2015

Song Cycle: vive la vélorution was commissioned by the Chapter House Choir to mark the grand départ of 2014’s Tour de France in Yorkshire.  The CD was recorded in February 2015 at Uppingham School and features The Song Cycle Singers (including members of the Chapter House Choir), conducted by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, and the Call Me Al jazz quintet:

  • Mark Armstrong – trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Julian Landymore – flute,
  • Alexander L’Estrange – piano & bass
  • Nic France – drums

TRACKS: Cycle-babble; A true love of mine; Fine and dandy; A woman (wearing bloomers) on a wheel; The men who ride for fun; Buying a cycle; Freewheeling; My wheel and I; Daisy daisy; Cycle-babble 2.0

CDs can be purchased at any of our concerts.

Song Cycle recording February 2015

After the Song Cycle CD recording in Uppingham School, February 2015

My wheel and I

by Alexander L'Estrange | Song Cycle: vive la vélorution

Free Wheeling

by Alexander L'Estrange | Song Cycle: vive la vélorution

A woman (wearing bloomers) on a wheel

by Alexander L'Estrange | Song Cycle: vive la vélorution

Carols by Candlelight – 2012

Carols By Candlelight is recorded from live performances at The Chapter House in York Minster in 2012, directed by Stephen Williams.  A collection of traditional and modern Christmas music, the CD includes carols by Bach, Holst, Chilcott and Rutter, as well as music from renowned organ recitalist David Pipe and The Handbell Ringers of The Chapter House Choir.

TRACKS:  Carter – O come, O come, Emmanuel; Martin – Adam lay y-bounden; Vaughan Williams – The truth from above; Howells – A spotless rose; Carter – Unto us a boy is born**; Bach – O little one sweet; Shaw – Lute-book lullaby; Webber – Stille nacht; Bach – Duetto III in G*; Daley – The Huron Carol; Willcocks – Gabriel’s Message; Holst – In the bleak mid-winter; Hastie – Ding dong! merrily on high**; Chilcott – The shepherd’s carol; Dandrieu – Ou s’en vont ces gais Bergers*; Walford Davies – The holly and the ivy; Carter – The twelve days of Christmas; Allwood – Jingle bells; Rutter – The candlelight carol

*Organist David Pipe **Handbells

CDs can be purchased at the reduced price of £5 at any of our concerts.

Adam lay y-bounden - Matthew Martin

by The Chapter House Choir, York | Carols by Candlelight, 2012

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Christmas with the Chapter House Choir in York Minster – 1999

A CD of carols and festive music recorded in York Minster and directed by Jane Sturmheit, with Philip Moore playing the Organ.  

TRACKS:

Shaw – Coventry Carol; Rubbra – The Virgin’s cradle song; Tavener – Today the Virgin; Bunney – I saw three ships**; Bunney – Grand Dieu**; Bunney – Lullay, lullay, little child; Redding – Joseph; Howells – Here is the little door; Bach – Nun komm der heiden Heiland*; Vaughan Williams – Wither’s Rocking Hymn; Carter – Hodie Christus natus est; Carter – I wonder as I wander; Redding – Good King Wenceslas**; Redding – Past three o’clock**; J Willcocks – The holly and the ivy; Longthorne – Still, still, still; Darke – In the bleak mid-winter; Carter – The twelve days of Christmas; Howells – Siciliano for a high ceremony*; Carter – Mary’s Magnificat; Rutter – What sweeter music; Martin and Blane – Have yourself a merry little Christmas 

*Organist Philip Moore **Handbells

CDs and MP3 can be purchased from Amazon

Historical Recordings

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A Voice from Heaven – 1997

A capella choral music by British composers – The York Chapter House Choir, directed by Jane Sturmheit.

TRACKS:

Stanford – Three Motets: Justorum animae, Coelos ascendit hodie, Beati quorum via; Walton – Set me as a seal; Vaughan Williams – O taste and see; Holst – This have I done for my true love; Harris – Faire is the heaven; Howells – Requiem: Salvator mundi, Psalm 23, Requiem aeternam (I), Psalm 121, Requiem aeternam (II), I heard a voice from heaven;

Howells – Regina caeli; Patterson – Salvum fac populum tuum Domine; Tavener – Two hymns to the Mother of God: A hymn to the Mother of God, Hymn for the dormition of the Mother of God; Tavener – Funeral Ikos; Tavener – The Lamb; Carter – Adam and Eve; Bunney – Two anthems: To Thee O Lord I lift up my soul, May your love be upon us O Lord

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The Chapter House Choir sing Carols by Candlelight – 1991

Recorded in the Chancel and Chapter House of York Minster – The York Chapter House Choir directed by Jane Sturmheit, organist Geoffrey Coffin.

TRACKS: 

Anon – Gaudete; Burgon – Blessed be that lady bright; Poston – Apple tree; Willcocks – Infant King; Daquin – Noel Suisse, grand jeu et duo*; Moore – Away in a manger; Willcocks – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day; Rutter – Sans day carol; Grosvenor – O little one sweet**; Bunney – Il est ne le divin enfant**; Graves – Earl of Salisbury; Warlock – Benedicamus Domino; Howells – Sing lullaby; Willcocks – Ding dong merrily; Carter – Stille nacht; Daquin – Noël Suisse*; Carter – Nightingale carol; Hadley – I sing of a maiden; Willcocks – Sussex carol; Redding – O little town of Bethlehem**; Redding – Mary’s boy child**; Carter – The Virgin Mary had a baby boy; Wright – Jingle Bells; Rutter – Candlelight carol; Carter – Make we merry

*Organist Geoffrey Coffin **Handbells

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Nocturne – 1987

A sequence of music for the night – recorded in the Chapter House of York Minster by the Chapter House Choir, directed by Peter Young

TRACKS:

Mundy – O Lord the maker of all thing; Desprez – Tu pauperum refugium; Byrd – Iustorum animae; Weelkes – O care, thou wilt despatch me; Weelkes – Hence care, thou art too cruel; Vautor – Sweet Suffolk owl; Wilbye – Draw on, sweet night;

Mendelssohn – Hear my prayer; Schumann – An die Sterne; Saint-Saens – Calme des nuits; Stevens – Ye spotted snakes; Sullivan – The long day closes

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 1981

The Teddy Bears’ picnic and other lollipops – recorded in the Chapter House of York Minster by the Chapter House Choir directed by Andrew Carter, with organist Charles Macdonald

TRACKS:

Carter – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic; Carter – Christopher Robin is saying his prayers; Carter – Lullaby of birdland; Greaves – Moon River; Macdonald – Bluebell Polka; Barnby – Sweet and Low; Mindenhall – Over the rainbow; Carter – Night and day;

Erb – Shenandoah; Parker & Shaw – I got shoes; Carter – Summertime; Macdonald – Radetzsky March; Porter – Ev’ry time we say goodbye; Simmons – Autumn leaves; de Rose – Deep purple; Somers – Feller from fortune

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Carols by Candlelight – 1979

Recorded in the Chapter House of York Minster – The Chapter House Choir, directed by Andrew Carter, with Geoffrey Coffin playing the organ.

TRACKS: 

Carter – O come, O come Emaanuel; Praetorius – Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen; Carter – O little town of Bethlehem**; Berkeley – I sing of a maiden; Wood – A virgin most pure; Carter – I wonder as I wander; Bach – Vom Himmel hoch*; Woodward – O’er the hill and o’er the vale; Carter – Past three o’clock;

Carter – A maiden most gentle; Wood – Ding dong! Merrily on high; Carter – Good King Wenceslas**; Head – The little road to Bethlehem; Carter – Austrian yodel carol; Carter – Jingle bells**; Carter – Stille nacht; Carter – The twelve days of Christmas

*Organist Geoffrey Coffin **Handbells

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Two Sides of Chapter House Choir – 1977

Sacred motets and folksongs – The Chapter House Choir, directed by Andrew Carter, with Geoffrey Coffin playing the organ.

TRACKS: 

Howells – Take him earth for cherishing; Parry – Three motets from the Songs of Farewell: Never weather-beaten sail, There is an old belief, My soul there is a country; Stanford – Beati quorum via;

Holst – I love my love; Carter – Ach Värmeland; Nystedt – Graspurv; Vaughan Williams – The turtle dove; Carter – Two for the price of one: This old man & There was an old man; Carter – Spanish lullaby; Carter – Spanish carol; Carter – Dance to your Daddy

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Carols by Candlelight – 1974

Recorded in the Chapter House of York Minster – The Chapter House Choir, directed by Andrew Carter, with Geoffrey Coffin playing the organ.

 

TRACKS:

Scheidt/Wilcocks – A child is born in Bethlehem; Bach – Vom Himmel hoch*; Darke – In the bleak midwinter; Traditional – God rest ye merry gentlemen**; Poston – Jesus Christ the apple tree; Traditional – Once in Royal David’s City**; Carter – The Holly and the Ivy;

Jackson – Can I not syng but hoy?; Daquin -Noël, Grand jeu et duo*; Lumb – Jesu swete sone dere; Terry – Myn Lyking; Traditional – Unto us a Child is born**; Carter – Down in yon forest

*Organist Geoffrey Coffin **Handbells