Historical Concert

Wednesday, November 17, 1897
1897-1898, Concert I of V

English cathedral music, from the 16th to the 19th century (to be continued in the second concert).


The cathedral choir of St Mary
Mr T. H. Collinson, Mus.Bac. (organist and choirmaster of St Mary's cathedral) - conductor and solo organist
Mr C. M. Cowe (sub-organist of St Mary's cathedral) - accompanist

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1.  (a) "I will exalt thee" ... Christopher Tye

     (b) "Sing unto the Lord" ... Christopher Tye

2.  (a) "Nunc dimittis" in the Dorian mode ... Thomas Tallis

     (b) "Come holy Ghost" ... Thomas Tallis

     (c) "If ye love me" ... Thomas Tallis

3.  (a) "Magnificat" in G minor ... Richard Farrant

     (b) "Lord, for thy tender mercies' sake" ... Richard Farrant

4.  "Bow thine ear" ... William Byrd

Interlude: choral song in C major, for organ ... Samuel Sebastian Wesley

5.   "Credo", for men's voices ... John Merbecke

6.   (a) "Nunc dimittis" ... Orlando Gibbons

      (b) "Hosanna" for six voices ... Orlando Gibbons

Interlude: fantasia of four parts for the organ ... Orlando Gibbons

7.   "Sing we merrily", for seven voices ... William Child

8.   "Hear, O heavens" ... Pelham Humfrey

9.   (a) "I beheld, and lo" ... John Blow

      (b) "Save me, O God" ... John Blow

Interlude: larghetto with variations, in F sharp minor, for organ ... Samuel Sebastian Wesley

10.  "God is gone up with a merry noise" ... William Croft

11.   "God is our hope" ... Maurice Greene


4-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

There are brief notes concerning the composers whose cathedral choir music is represented, but not for the two organ pieces by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Fee for series: 10/6
Publicity and Reviews: 

On the outside back page - dates and programmes of the five historical concerts for the 1897-1898 season.


The Fantasia of four parts for the organ, by Orlando Gibbons, performed on this occasion was probably an arrangement of one of the 30 or so fantasias for four viols and is not identifiable.