The Glory of the Temple Church Choir


Volume Two

Detailed Track List

Temple Church Choir Recorded 1927-1932 Temple Church, London
George Thalben-Ball - Organist & Director
   
[1] Insanae et vanae curae (Haydn). H.M.V. C. 2053. Rec.13/6/30. [6.55]
   
[2] How lovely is Thy dwelling place, from German Requiem (Brahms)
  H.M.V. test: BR 1959/60-la. Rec.23/7/28. Published disc: B. 3453. [5.52]
   
[3] Mine eyes have seen the Glory (Walford Davies)
  H.M.V. test: BR 1165 la. Rec. 3/10/27. Published disc: B. 2615. [2.37]
   
[4] Hear ye, Israel (part 1) (Mendelssohn) Master Ernest Lough
  Unpublised H.M.V. test. Rec. August 1927 [2.59]
   
[5] O worship the King (Tune: Old 104th)
  H.M.V. test: BR 2281-2. Rec. 14/2/29. Published disc B. 3047. [3.18]
   
[6] Turn back O man (Holst) H.M.V. B. 4364. Rec. 3/7/30. [3.08]
   
[7] For all the Saints (Tune: Sine Nomine, Vaughan Williams)
  H.M.V. test: BR 11641. Rec.3/10/30. Published disc: B. 2615. [2.52]
   
[8] St. Patrick's Prayer (Burke) H.M.V. C. 1878. Rec. 4/3/30. [3.14]
   
[9] Jerusalem (Parry) Master Denis Barthel H.M.V. B. 4285. Rec. 24/2/32. [2.22]
   
[10] Hallelujah from Christ at the Mount of Olives (Beethoven)
  H.M.V. C. 1878. Rec. 4/3/30. [4.11]
   
[11] Lead me. Lord (Wesley) Soloists, Masters Ronald Mallett & Douglas Horton
  H.M.V. C. 1436. Rec. 14/7/27. [2.01]
   
[12] Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)
  Soloists Masters Ernest Lough & Douglas Horton. H.M.V. C. 1541. Rec.21/2/28. [7.24]

The Templars' Male Voice Choir conducted by A. Capel Dixon
Herbert Dawson - organ
Recorded Abbey Road Studio One 21 September & 12 October 1948

 
[13] God rest ye merry. Gentlemen (Trad. arr. C. Dixon) H.M.V. C. 3806 [2.10]
   
[14] A babe lies in the cradle (Comer, arr. H.W.D./G.T-B) [2.33]
  H.M.V. test: 2EA 13277-4. Published disc: C 3806.
   
[15] Christ was born on Christmas Day (Trad. adapted by H.W.D); H.M.V. C. 3806. [1.58]
   
[16] While shepherds watched their flocks (Winchester Old, arr. H.W.D.) [2.08]
   
[17] Childing of a maiden (Trad. arr. C. Dixon) [1.53]
  From E.M.I. master tape: 2EA 13274.
   
[18] We three kings of Orient are (J.H.Hopkins arr. C. Dixon) [2.32]
   
[19] Christmas is coming /Wassail Carol (Trad. arr. H.W.D.) [1.30]
  From E.M.I. master tape: 2EA 13275. [16]-[19] published disc: H.M.V C. 3807.

The Templars directed by George Thalben-Ball - piano & organ
Recorded Abbey Road Studio One 2 October 1950
   
[20] Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick arr. G.T.B.) [1.18]
   
[21] The first Nowell (Trad. arr. G.T.B.) From E.M.I. master tape: 2EA 15042. [2.09]
   
[22] See amid the winter's snow (Goss, arr. G.T.B.) E.M.I. master tape: OEA 15046. [1.55]
   
[23] Unto us a Boy is born (Puer nobis nascitur arr. G.T.B.) [1.49]
   
[24] Angels from the realms of Glory. (Trad. French Carol arr. G.T.B.) [2.20]
  [23]-[24] from E.M.I. master tape: 2EA 15044.
   
[25] O little town of Bethlehem (Walford Davies arr. G.T.B.) [1.39]
  From E.M.I. master tape: OEA 15046.
   
[26] The Twelve days of Christmas (Trad. arr. Frederic Austin) [3.10]
  Tenor soloist: Harry Abbott. Bass soloist: Ernest Lough.
  From E.M.I. master tape: OEA 15045.

[20]-[21] & [23]-[24] issued as H.M.V C 4039. [22], [25] & [26] issued as H.M.V B. 9995.
[20]-[26] were also reissued on a 7 inch 45 r.p.m. extended play vinyl record: E.M.I. 7EG 7041.
All tracks originally released on 78 r.p.m. records. Tracks [16]-[26] are from E.M.I. master tapes.
The organ used in the 1948 & 1950 recordings was a Compton organ installed at Abbey Road in 1938
TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 78.02
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, design and produced by
Martin Monkman, Amphion Recordings
 

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