Christmas Eve at Exeter Cathedral

Long playing record, 1983

Directed by Lucian Nethsingha

Organ: Paul Morgan

Side One

1. The Office of John Grandisson for Christmas Eve - Sir Thomas Armstrong
Treble solos: Simon Toyne and Christian Larder
Baritone solo: The Revd Martin Shaw (Succentor)

2. The Bidding
The Dean of Exeter, The Very Revd Richard Eyre

3. In Dulci Jubilo - Old German Carol, arr. R.L. Pearsall

4. First Lesson (Isaiah IX, vv 2, 6 and 7)
The Archdeacon of Exeter, The Venerable John Richards

5. Sans Day Carol - Cornish trad. arr. John Rutter

6. Second Lesson (St Luke II, vv 1-7)
The Treasurer, The Revd Canon Arthur Mawson

7. A Maiden Most Gentle - French tune arr. Andrew Carter

8. Third Lesson - (St Luke II, vv 8-16)
The Chancellor, The Revd Canon John Thurmer

9. On This Day Earth Shall Ring - Swedish trad. arr. H.G. Stewart

Side Two

1. Fourth Lesson - (St John I, vv 1-14)
The Dean of Exeter

2. Once in Royal David's City - Gauntlett - Mann - descant and organ part: David Willcocks

3. Prayer at the Christmas Tree
The Lord Bishop of Exeter, The Right Revd Eric Mercer

4. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Postan

5. Alleyuya: Now Make We Myrthis Make - Peter Aston

6. Prayer at the Crib
The Lord Bishop

7. Sing Lullaby - Herbert Howells

8. Chester Carol - Philip Ledger

9. Prayer at the High Altar
The Lord Bishop

10. Hark! The Herald Angel's Sing - Mendelssohn - descant and organ part: David Willcocks

Recorded in Exeter Cathedral 8, 9 and 10 March 1983

Abbey Recording Company

Record number: alpha ACA 512 Stereo

Cover photograph: Nicholas Toyne (no relation to the treble Simon Toyne)

Side 1

Side 2

Exeter Cathedral Choir - Christmas LP front sleeve

Exeter Cathedral Choir - Christmas LP rear sleeve