Our second lockdown performance, each individually recorded in our own homes, is of the first of Sir Hubert Parry's Songs of Farewell. It is the beautiful My soul, there is a country, set to the text by Henry Vaughan
Editing by Alex James
At home, in lockdown, performing Josef Rheinberger's beautiful anthem, Abendlied.
Video editing by Stuart Robinson
Sound editing by Alex James
View me Lord composed by our founder, Richard Lloyd.
Rehearsing This Joyful Eastertide prior to singing the services in Salisbury Cathedral on the weekend on 27th/28th April 2019
(video produced and directed by Stuart Robinson)
Praise our Lord all ye gentiles by William Byrd
Anton Bruckner's opulent setting of the religious text 'Ave Maria'.
This video clip shows The Farrant Singers taking part in Bob Chilcott's Salisbury Vespers in Salisbury Cathedral on 23rd May 2009:
The Farrant Singers Collection
A recording of The Farrant Singers Collection, with some favourites from the Farrant repertoire. This CD features seven new pieces commissioned by the choir for its 50th anniversary in 2008, including works by Barry Ferguson, Richard Shephard, David Halls and Richard Lloyd.
There are also performances of Stanford's Three Latin Motets, Vaughan Williams' Three Shakespeare Songs, and Britten's Choral Dances from Gloriana with the rarely-heard interpolations by the 'Spirit of the Masque'.
The full track-listing is below:
View me Lord (Richard Lloyd)
Three Latin Motets (Charles Villiers Stanford) - Coelos ascendit hodie; Justorum animae; Beati quorum via
Three Shakespeare Songs (Ralph Vaughan Williams) - Full fathom five; The cloud-capp’d towers; Over hill, over dale
O Lord support us all the day long (Barry Ferguson)
Choral dances from Gloriana (Benjamin Britten) - Time; Concord; Time and concord; Country girls; Rustics and fishermen; Final dance of homage
*Nonino (Howard Moody)
*A week is a long time in love (Barry Ferguson)
*Laugh and be merry (Sam Hanson)
*To music (Richard Shephard)
*Praise the Lord (David Halls)
*O Thou who camest from above (Richard Lloyd)
*A new song (Philip Lawson)
*Commissioned by The Farrant Singers