Top Forty Recordings

CTCC is most grateful to Colin Brownlee ( We asked him to search his vast and comprehensive collection and come up with his forty top recordings from among those currently available. His choice is below, though it is not listed in any particular order of merit.

The Three Kings Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury: Nicholas Delphian 34051

Hark What A Sound! Chelmsford Cathedral: Elliott Mayhew 1034

Frank Martin Mass, Westminster Cathedral: O'Donnell Hyperion 67017

Evensong at York Minster, York Minster: Moore York 119

Winter Lullabies, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford: Darlington Gift of Music 1155

William Byrd Anthems, Motets and Services, Hereford Cathedral: Bowen Griffin 4048

Anthems by S.S. Wesley, York Minster: Moore Guild 7201

The Art of the Chorister, New College, Oxford: Higginbottom (Available from New College)

The Quiristers of Winchester College: Smith Meridian 84162

Great is the Lord, Westminster Abbey: O'Donnell Hyperion 67593

Peace on Earth, Orlando Gibbons, Truro Cathedral: Sharpe Lammas 190

Anthems from King's College, Cambridge: Willcocks Classics for Pleasure: 5856202

Christopher Tye Latin and English Church Music, Magdalen College, Oxford: Ives Harmonia Mundi 907369

Fauré Requiem, Winchester Cathedral Choir: Hill Virgin 561994

It is a Thing Most Wonderful, Southwell Minster: Hale Cantoris 6082

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, King's College, Cambridge EMI 366948

Sir William Henry Harris Anthems, St George's Chapel, Windsor: Byram-Wigfield Naxos 8.570148

Set Me As A Seal Upon Thine Heart, St John's College,Cambridge: Robinson Lindenberg 55

The Victorian and Edwardian Anthem, New College, Oxford: Higginbottom CRD 3513

A Choral Portrait of Vaughan Williams, Rochester Cathedral: Sayer Lantern 4

Hear My Prayer, Winchester College Chapel Choir: Tolley Herald 303

The Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral: Flood York 120

Schubert and Brahms Motets, King's College, Cambridge: Ledger Classics for Pleasure: 5070332

Handel Messiah, New College, Oxford: Higginbottom Naxos 8.570131

Victoria Requiem, Westminster Cathedral: Hill Hyperion 66250

Byrd and his Contemporaries, King's College, Cambridge: Willcocks Classics for Pleasure: 5860482

An English Chorister's Songbook, Salisbury Cathedral: Seal Metronome 1016

Stanford Services and Anthems, St John's College, Cambridge: Robinson Naxos 8.555794

Rachmaninov Vespers, King's College, Cambridge: Cleobury EMI 556152

The English Anthem, King's College, Cambridge: Cleobury EMI 754418

John Stainer Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury: Nicholas Priory 833

Hear My Words, Eton College Chapel Choir: Allwood Signum 115

Meditation, St John's College Cambridge: Hill From St John's: SJCR 103

Remembrance, St Paul's Cathedral: Scott Hyperion 67398

Rheinberger Masses, Blackburn Cathedral: Tanner Lammas 156

In the Beginning, Gloucester Cathedral: Nethsingha Avie 2072

Music for Passiontide, Guildford Cathedral: Rose Guild 7001

Palestrina Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Westminster Cathedral: O'Donnell Hyperion 66490