O How Glorious is the Kingdom: Favourite Anthems

The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle offers a sumptuous programme of jewels from the anthem tradition whose repertoire spans five centuries.

The beautiful surroundings of St George’s Chapel provide an acoustic both immediate and luxurious, and the choir responds to Timothy Byram-Wigfield’s direction with a sound which is at once arresting and awe-inspiring.

"demonstrates the choir's versatility…their freshness is an asset, and the extremes of expression…are beautifully caught"

"There are many choral groups performing cathedral music on CD and in the concert hall, but no matter how polished their singing nothing quite matches the experience of hearing our greatest church choirs singing their own repertoire on their own territory. So it is with this splendid CD: surely the next best thing to being present in the sumptuous surroundings of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle."


"The boys – twenty-three of them, according to the booklet – sing with gusto and refinement, and the twelve adult voices combine with them to create a most satisfying overall sound."

"The singing is excellent and the sound quality superb. If you have an interest in choral music this is indispensable."


"The St George’s choir sings this much-recorded repertoire with wholesomeness and lustre, but also with enough fresh thought to warrant its purchase to add to any true fan’s collection."

"Under the luminous direction of Timothy Byram-Wigfield…and in the luxurious resonance of the…Chapel, the choir resounds with exhilarating energy"


"a fine CD and one that should be on the shelves of all who love the Anglican choral tradition, and especially as performed by a choir and organist so obviously at ease and in sympathy with the 19th- and 20th-century repertoires."


"The singing is of the highest order throughout with rounded tone, clear vowel sounds and good ennunciation; and the choir is equally at home in each of the various styles and periods represented on the disc. They are ably supported by Roger Judd's first class accompaniment. "


Release date: 30 November 2009
Catalogue No: DCD34048
Total playing time: 1:19:42
Recorded on 7-11 November 2005 at St George's Chapel, Windsor
Producer: Paul Baxter
Engineer: Adam Binks
24-bit digital editing: Adam Binks
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter
Design: John Christ
Booklet editor: John Fallas
Photography: The Dean and Canons of Windsor, 2006 & Dr Raymond Parks

Album Booklet

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