Ralph Allwood Recordings for In Praise of God on BBC World 1995

1995 was one of the most successful musical years of my life. In the spring term of that year I won the Senior Ipswich School Solo Singing Competition and cup with He Was DespisĂ©d from Handel’s Messiah. Off the back of this I was asked to represent the school on two of the famous summer courses at Eton College with Ralph Allwood and thus represent the school as a chorister. This is me and the cup.

I don’t own the rights to this music. It was recorded by the Forties Recording company at Eton College Chapel Summer Course 1 1995. I feature as a countertenor on this recording. It has been digitalized using a digitalizing Walkman Mp3encoding device from the original audio cassette I was given.

The team photo for 1995 (Eton-based recording, and evensong at Kings College, Cambridge with Stephen Cleobury). I’m in the middle in the purple T-Shirt next to Margaret Humpfrey-Clark and David Lowe (the then head of vocal studies at RAM).

Theme Death: Broadcast on 3rd December 1995 on the “In Praise of God” programme, BBC World Service

O Saviour of the World by F.A.Gore – Ouesley directed By Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

O Saviour of the World FA Gore Ousely

Never Whether Beaten Sail by Hubert Parry from Songs of Travel directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

Never Whether Beaten Sail Hubert Parry

Attende Domine by Pierre Vielette directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

Attende Domine Pierre Villette

Psalm 67 (abridged / chanted) directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

Psalm 67

Rorate Caeoli English Plainsong directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995 

Rorate Caeoli

Theme Judgement: Broadcast on 10th December 1995 on the “In Praise of God” programme, BBC World Service

Vigilate by Wiliam Byrd directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

Vigilate

The Spirit of the Lord by Edward Elgar directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

The Spirit of the Lord

Ubi Caritas by Maurice Dureflé directed by Ralph Allwood Eton Choral Course 1 1995

Ubi Caritas