Britain's Premier Church Music Label
Our series of free podcasts looks at the world of composers, performers and producers in the world of choral and organ music.
Priory Records’ second podcast features the first of two interviews by Callum Ross with the company’s Managing Director, Neil Collier: together with Paul Crichton, Neil founded Priory in 1980. In this part, we hear some of the history connected with the first half of the company’s life, together with musical examples recorded between 1980 and 1996. The interview was recorded on Thursday 16th February 2012.
The recording of the Bairstow Prelude by Michael Overbury at St Mary Magdalene, Newark-on-Trent is available on PRCD 914: that of Stephen Cleobury playing Mendelssohn’s 3rd Sonata in King’s College, Cambridge is on PRCD 185. Psalm 23 sung by Hereford Cathedral Choir is on PRCD 290, and the Elgar anthem sung by Lincoln Cathedral Choir is on PRCD 454. Finally, the performance of Dukas’ ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ played by David Briggs on the organ of Gloucester Cathedral is on PRCD 568.
For Priory's first podcast, Callum Ross talks to Sir David Willcocks, the world-famous choral conductor, at his home in Cambridge. The recording was made on Saturday 26th November 2011.
The excerpts from Sir David Willcocks' 'Rejoice today with one accord' and Jonathan Willcocks' 'Sing Praises' come from a CD entitled 'Praise!', PRCD 641. The two organ concertos and some solo works by Richard Popplewell are on PRCD 874. The excerpts from David Willcocks' 'Ceremony of Psalms' and John Rutter's 'What Sweeter Music' come from the CD called 'Choral Music of David Willcocks', Priory PRCD 1053.