The Glory of the Temple Church Choir


Volume One

Detailed Track List

The Glory of the Temple Church Choir
Directed by George Thalben-Ball

[1] King of Glory (Walford Davies) choir & organ. Rec. 15/4/27. H.M.V. B. 2493 [2.07]

[2] I waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn) Masters Ernest Lough & Ronald Mallett with choir and organ. Rec. 3/10/27. H.M.V. C. 1398 [4.12]

[3] O come everyone that thirsteth (Mendelssohn) Masters Ernest Lough & Ronald Mallett, Messrs Alfred Capel Dixon (tenor), Frank Hastwell (bass) with choir & organ. Rec. 14/7/27. H.M.V. C. 1398 [4.16]

[4] How lovely are the Messengers (Mendelssohn) choir & organ. Rec. 13/6/29. H.M.V. B. 3518 [3.11]

[5] Lullay my liking (Terry) Master Denis Barthel with choir G.T.B. – piano & There is no rose (G.T.B.) Soloist A. Capel Dixon, tenor. Unacc. with choir; [5] & [6] Rec. 25/9/31. H.M.V. B. 3976 [3.16]

[6] See amid the winter’s snow (Goss) & Christmas Lullaby (arr. G.T.B.) Unacc. with choir; Soloists Master Denis Barthel & A. Capel Dixon, tenor. Temple Church with Norman Greenwood – piano. [3.21]

[7] O little town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies), Master Denis Barthel acc. George Thalben-Ball. Rec. 24/3/32. H.M.V. B. 4285 [2.58]

[8] As pants the hart (Spohr) Master Thomas Meddings with choir & organ. Rec. 23/7/35. H.M.V. B. 8380 [3.11]

[9] Lord it belongs not to my care (Walford Davies) Unaccompanied, conducted by George Thalben-Ball. Rec. 13/6/30. H.M.V. B. 3518 [2.37]

[10] Jesu joy of man’s desiring (J.S. Bach), arr. Allen) Choir, piano & oboe (Leon Gossens). Rec. 20/12/33. H.M.V. B. 8123 [2.37]

[11] Blest are the departed (Spohr) Master Thomas Meddings with choir & organ. Rec. 23/7/35. H.M.V. B. 8380 [3.03]

[12] He was despised (Handel) Master Denis Barthel with organ. Rec. 24/2/32. H.M.V. B. 4107 [3.14]

[13] Remember now thy Creator* (Sterndale-Bennett) Masters Harold Langson & Denis Barthel with choir & organ. Rec. 3/7/30. Unpublished test pressing. H.M.V. matrix BR2821-2 [3.18]

[14] Oh for a closer walk with God* (Spohr) Master Harold Langston with choir & organ. Rec. 31/12/29. Unpublished test pressing. H.M.V. matrix 2ER100-2 [4.26]

[15] If ye love me, keep my commandments* (Tallis) Unaccompanied, directed by H. Walford Davies & assisted by Mr. G.T. Ball. Rec. Hayes, 4/12/22. Unpublished test pressing H.M.V. matrix Cc2239-2 (Acoustic recording) [3.14]

[16] O filii et filiae (arr. Walford Davies) Masters Ernest Lough & Douglas Horton with choir & organ. Rec. 15/4/27. H.M.V. B. 2439 [2.53]

[17] Lord God of Heaven & Earth (Spohr) Masters Thomas Meddings & Dennys Lake with choir & organ. Rec. 20/12/33. H.M.V. B. 8123 [3.25]

[18] Angels ever bright and fair* (Handel) Master Harold Langston with organ. Rec. 31/12/29. Unpublished test pressing H.M.V. matrix Br 2712-2 [3.26]

[19] Psalm 150 (Franck) Choir & organ. Rec. 25/9/31. H.M.V. B. 4346 [2.59]

[20] Hear my prayer (Mendelssohn) Master Ernest Lough with choir & organ. Rec. 30/3/28. H.M.V. C. 1329 [8.03]

[21] The Heavens are telling (Haydn-Creation) choir & organ. Rec. 5/12/29. H.M.V. B. 2388 [5.17]

All tracks except those stated feature George Thalben-Ball at the organ of the Temple Church

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 77.18

*Previously unissued material
78 r.p.m. record catalogue numbers and record details given in italics.
Due to the age of these recordings, levels of surface noise varies between tracks.
Programme notes, photographs, research & location of recordings by Stephen Beet & David Lewer.
Recordings restored using the Cedar Process compiled & produced by Martin Monkman, Amphion Recordings, Norton Lodge, 109 Beverly Road, Norton, Malton, N. Yorks. YO17 9PH. Telephone & Fax: 01653 69 83 72.

Stephen Robert Beet, September 2001

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