DISCOGRAPHY
CHOIRBOOK FOR THE QUEEN
This recording features thirteen of the 44 contemporary anthems in Choirbook for The Queen – published to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. All eleven of the anthems especially-commissioned for the book are included on the CD.
May God shield you on every step (David Bedford) • Corpus Christi Carol (Judith Bingham) • O Joyful Light (Diana Burrell) • Advent Calendar (Peter Maxwell Davies) • Sincerity (Michael Finnissy) • Cities and Thrones and Powers (Alexander Goehr) • Prayer the Church's Banquet (Francis Grier) • A Prayer and Two Blessings (Nigel Osborne) • Joy at the Sound (Roxanna Panufnik) • Church music (Julian Philips) • I My Best-Beloved's Am (John Rutter) • Wonder (David Sawer) • Take Him Earth for Cherishing (John Tavener) • BBC Singers, Stephen Disley (organ), Stephen Cleobury (conductor). Total duration: 65m02s [more details]

AWAKE MY SOUL
I Was Glad (Parry) • Hide Not Thou Thy Face (Farrant) • Done is a Battle – (Martin Bussey) • O Little One Sweet (David Terry) • Let All The World (Vaughan Williams) • Miserere Mei (Byrd) • The Quality of Pity (Huw Morgan) • Seek Him That Maketh the Seven Stars (Jonathan Dove) • Be Thou My Vision (Bob Chilcott) • Salvator mundi (Tallis) • Missa Brevis Awake My Soul (Judith Bingham) • The Shepherd (Judith Bingham) • The Lord is My Shepherd (Leighton) • Blest pair of Sirens – Parry, arr. Lang) • The Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks of Southwark Cathedral, Jonathan Hope and Peter Wright (organ), Stephen Disley (director). Total duration: 64m30s [more details]

A YEAR AT SOUTHWARK
A journey in music through a year at Southwark Cathedral
Alleluia (Thomas Weelkes) • All wisdom cometh from the Lord (Philip Moore) • Rejoice greatly (George Friderick Handel) • Teach me, O Lord (William Byrd) • Hear my prayer (Felix Mendelssohn) • God so loved the world (John Stainer) • O taste and see (Ralph Vaughan Williams) • Crucifixus à 8 (Antonio Lotti) • A new song (James MacMillan) • May the grace of Christ our Saviour (Alan Weakley) • For lo, I raise up (Charles Villiers Stanford) • Surely thou hast tasted that the Lord is good (Bernard Rose) • War in Heaven (Neil Cox) • Greater love hath no man (John Ireland) • Geistliches Lied (Johannes Brahms) • The Boy Choristers and Lay Clerks of Southwark Cathedral, Stephen Disley and Jonathan Hope (organ), Peter Wright (conductor). Total duration: 78m24s

CAROLS FOR CHOIRS 5
25 carols from the latest volume in the famous Carols for Choirs series
The holly and the ivy (Matthew Owens) • The Lord has come (Will Todd) • The bell carol (Philip Ledger) • Out of the orient crystal skies (Kerry Andrew) • A heavenly song (Cecilia McDowall) • There's a song in the air! (John Hearne) • What child is this (Thomas Hewitt Jones) • On Christmas returned (Jaakko Mäntyjärvi) • Wassail (Jonathan Willcocks) • I sing of a maiden (Matthew Martin) • O come, O come, Emmanuel (arr. Paul Leddington Wright) • We three kings of orient are (arr. Paul Leddington Wright) • There is no rose (Howard Skempton) • I saw a stable (Alan Bullard) • Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (arr. David Blackwell) • Pilgrim Jesus (Bob Chilcott) • A little child there is yborn (Malcolm Archer) • A patre unigenitus (Carl Rütti) • Carol (Francis Pott) • Good King Wenceslas (arr. Bob Chilcott) • It came upon the midnight clear (arr. Mack Wilberg) • Voices in the mist (Jussi Chydenius) • Hush! My dear (Gabriel Jackson) • Silent night (arr. Bob Chilcott) • Joy to the world (arr. Mack Wilberg) • Stephen Disley (organ), Bob Chilcott (conductor), John Rutter (producer). Total duration: 68m59s

BOB CHILCOTT: CHORAL WORKS 2
A selection of music for mixed or upper voices
On Christmas night • This is the truth • Adam lay ybounden • A spotless rose • The cherry tree carol • O little town • Sweet was the song • Rejoice and be merry • This is the truth (II) • Dixit Dominus (from Salisbury Vespers) • The Lord's prayer (from The Bread of Life) • Thou knowest, Lord (from Requiem) • Jesus, springing • I lift my eyes (from Furusato) • Mura Matsuri • Oborozukiyo • Lullaby in blue (from Aesop's Fables) • The north wind and the sun • The goose and the swan • Stephen Disley (organ), Bob Chilcott (conductor), John Rutter (producer). Total duration: 62m39s

UNTO US IS BORN A SON – CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM THE CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL
Unto Us Is Born A Son (arr. David Willcocks) • Sir Christèmas (William Mathias) • Adam Lay Ybounden (Peter Warlock) • This Is The Truth Sent from Above (Trad. arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams) • People, look East (Words: Eleanor Farjeon; Music: Christopher Steel) • Of the Father's Heart Begotten (Words: Prudentius; Melody from Piae Cantiones; arr. D. Willcocks) • I Sing of a Maiden (Patrick Hadley) • Sweet was the Song (Grayston Ives) • O Little Town of Bethlehem (Words: Phillips Brooks; arr. Vaughan Williams & Thomas Armstrong) • Dormi Jesu (John Rutter) • Away In A Manger (Tune: W. J. Kirkpatrick, arr. George McPhee) • The Little Road to Bethlehem (Words: Margaret Rose; Music: Michael Head) • Bogoróditse Djévo (Arvo Pärt) • In the bleak mid-winter (Words: Christina Rossetti; Music: Harold Darke) • Carol of the Bells (Words: Peter J. Wilhousky; Music: M. Leontovich) • Mater Ora Filium (Music: Charles Wood; Arr. Harrison Oxley) • Sequence from Christus (Felix Mendelssohn) • The Three Kings (Words & music: Peter Cornelius, arr. Ivor Atkins) • O Come All Ye Faithful (Words & melody: J. F. Wade, arr. Willcocks) • Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (Arr. Mack Wilberg) • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Words: Charles Wesley; Music: Mendelssohn, arr. D. Willcocks) • Choir of the City of London School, directed by Paul Harrison with Stephen Disley (organ).

BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
The Christmas 2009 edition included a CD of Benjamin Britten's cantata Saint Nicolas, performed at Lancing College Chapel by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Singers, the boy choristers of St Paul's Cathedral (conducted by Andrew Carwood), with Stephen Disley (organ), directed by Paul Brough.

CHESS IN CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Starring multi-platinum artist Josh Groban, Tony-winning Idina Menzel, and Tony-nominated Adam Pascal, Chess In Concert features the music of ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and the lyrics of Tim Rice. Recorded in May 2008, this live spectacular is introduced by Rice and includes the City of London Philharmonic Orchestra together with the 100-voice West End Chorus. Stephen Disley (organ).

TIMELESS LOVE – THE HYMN TUNES OF JOHN BARNARD
(Herald CD HAVP321)
The Choir of Southwark Cathedral. Stephen Disley and David Pipe (organ), Peter Wright (conductor).

HAIL! BRIGHT CECILIA
(Musicians Benevolent Fund)
Includes: God is gone up (Finzi) • Live for ever (Dyson) • Sing Mortals (Bliss) • The voice out of the whirlwind (Vaughan Williams) • King of Glory (Howells) • Annunciation (Tavener) • Come down, O Love Divine (Rutter) • Christus Vincit (Macmillan) • The BBC Singers, Stephen Disley (organ), Ronald Corp (conductor). [more details]

THE CAROL COLLECTION
(Herald CD HAVP313)
Joy to the world • People, look East • A tender shoot • Go, tell it on the mountain • Once in Royal David's city • Ding-dong, ding • What child is this • God rest you merry, gentlemen • God is in Bethlehem • Love came down at Christmas • Come and sing • Bethlehem, we come to bring • Infant holy, infant lowly • Lift up your heart and raise your voice • Away in a manger • Ding-dong! Merrily on high • Child of Heaven born on Earth • I see your crib • Calypso Carol • Ring out the bells • Jesus Christ the Lord is born • Stranger in Bethlehem • O come, all you children • Silent night • Descend from heaven • O slumber, heaven-born treasure • It came upon the midnight clear • Bright mystical starlight • No small wonder • Hark! The herald angels sing • The Choirs of Southwark Cathedral, Stephen Disley and Martin Ford (organ), Peter Wright and Stephen Disley (conductors).

HERBERT HOWELLS: HYMNUS PARADISI and AN ENGLISH MASS
(Hyperion CD 66488)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Julie Kennard (soprano), Stephen Disley (organ), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Vernon Handley (conductor).

ELGAR: THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS • WALTON: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST
(Classics for Pleasure CD)
James Loughran, Vernon Handley, Michael Rippon, Michael George, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Stephen Disley.

AN ADVENT PROCESSION
(Herald CD HAVP247)
Hymn: Creator of the stars of night (Plainsong) • Bidding prayer • This is the truth sent from above (Vaughan Williams) • Reading: Genesis 3 8-15 • Remember O thou man (Ravenscroft) • Chorale Prelude: Wachet auf BWV645 (Bach) • Reading: Isaiah 45 2-8 • O nata lux (Tallis) • I said to the man (Maxim) • Reading: Isaiah 9 2-7 • People look East (French, arr. Bramma) • Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes) • Reading: Luke 1 26-34 • Salutatio angelica (Moore) • Reading: Luke 1 39-47 • Advent antiphon: O Emmanuel (Chant) • Magnificat in G (Stanford) • Advent Antiphon: O Emmanuel (Chant) • Reading: Luke 1 57-61a • This is the record of John (Gibbons) • Advent Collect • Blessing • E'en so Lord Jesus quickly come (Manz) • Hymn: Lo he comes with clouds descending • Toccata: Vom Himmel hoch (Edmundson) • Southwark Cathedral Choir, Stephen Disley (organ), Peter Wright (conductor).

CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM THE LIVERPOOL PHIL
(RLCD251)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Philharmonic Youth Choir (conducted by Simon Emery), Stephen Disley (organ), Ian Tracey (conductor).

SUK: RIPENING and PRAGA
(Virgin Classics 59318)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pesek (conductor). "Joseph Suk's Ripening is one of the most amazing of all post-Romantic orchestral works. It is immensely complex in its structure: a celestial introduction is followed by a cogent progress of scherzos and slow movements, of funeral marches and fugues, all concluded by a serene coda. Yet the work is immediately comprehensible as a musical drama, made clear through the coherence of the thematic and harmonic material. Pesek and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic perform like modern-day deities. They fall short of the heights of Talich and the Czech Philharmonic, but Talich gave the work its premiere. Nonetheless, Pesek gives Ripening his very considerable all: his concentration holds the gigantic structure together as a single arch. Plus, his players articulate every instrumental detail, right down to the beatific wordless women's choir at the work's close. Highly recommended." [James Leonard, All Music Guide]

PAUL MCCARTNEY: LIVERPOOL ORATORIO
(EMI Classics CDS 7 54371 2)
Kiri Te Kanawa, Jerry Hadley, Sally Burgess, Willard White. Liverpool Cathedral Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Disley (organ), Ian Tracey (Chorus Master), Carl Davis (conductor). This recording was captured at the premiere in Liverpool Cathedral, with McCartney in attendance. The oratorio spent many weeks on top of the classical charts worldwide, and even made it to number 177 in the regular album chart in the US.

MORNING GLORY
(Abbey CDCA 927)
Plainsong: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Mode 2 Melody) • Hymn: O worship the Lord (Rheinhardt, Ms 1754) • Psalm 84: O how amiable are they dwellings (Chant, Ms) • Morning Glory (Barry Rose) • Before thy throne (Malcolm Boyle) • Daughters of Zion (Malcolm Boyle) • Thou, O God, art praised in Zion (Malcolm Boyle) • Missa Brevis (Josef Rheinberger) • Lord, thou hast been our refuge (Edward Bairstow) • Save us, O Lord (Edward Bairstow) • Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Edward Bairstow) • The Choir of Chester Cathedral, Graham Eccles and Stephen Disley (organ), Roger Fisher (conductor).

CAROLS FROM THE PHILHARMONIC HALL
(RLPS CD)
Includes: In the bleak midwinter • Hark! The herald angels sing • Ragtime carol • Posthorn gallop • The holly and the ivy • Unto us a boy is born • We've been awhile a wandering • God rest ye merry gentlemen • Brass Christmas Medley • Stille Nacht • O come, all ye faithful • We wish you a merry Christmas • The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; St George's Primary School Choir, Wallasey; Philharmonic Brass; Stephen Disley (organ); Ian Tracey (conductor).

HOLST: THE HYMN OF JESUS
ELGAR: THE SPIRIT OF ENGLAND

(Opera Omnia)
Unedited concert performances from Gloucester Cathedral and St Albans Abbey • English Heritage Orchestra, Philharmonic Choir, Stephen Disley (organ), Graham Mayo (conductor).
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