The Georgetown Collection
Hymns arranged for 2 trumpets, organ and congregation
Advent Press is pleased to announce the release of The Georgetown Collection -- 7 Christmas and 7 Easter hymns arranged for 2 trumpets, organ and congregation. Commissioned by Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., these exciting and practical new hymn settings are essential for church musicians looking to enliven Christmas and Easter worship. Published in 2 volumes (Vol. I Christmas; Vol. II Easter), a full score and set of trumpet parts are included. Each volume sells for $150, or $250 for both volumes, and includes a complimentary compact disk or digital file (please specify).
This new recording of The Georgetown Collection features two superb trumpeters from the United States Navy Band; the all-professional Choir of Christ Church, Georgetown; Thomas Smith, organ; and Richard Webster, conductor.
Volume I: CHRISTMAS
||O come, all ye faithful
||Joy to the world!
|EST IST EIN ROS
||Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
||Angels we have heard on high
||Hark! The herald angels sing
||Angels from the realms of glory
Volume II: EASTER
||Jesus Christ is risen today
||The day of resurrection!
||Welcome, happy morning
||Alleluia! Hearts and voices
||Come, ye faithful
||He is risen!
||Alleluia! The strife is o’er
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Richard Webster -- composer, church musician, conductor and organist -- is Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston. As a composer and arranger he completes several commissioned works a year. His hymn arrangements for brass, percussion, organ and congregation are heard across the world, including the CBC's Christmas and Easter broadcasts, BBC's "Songs of Praise,” at a hymn festival in Sweden’s Lund Cathedral, in an Australian celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and on a recording of hymns from Taiwan.
At Trinity, Boston, where he cofounded the Trinity Choristers, he has led the choirs on 3 tours of England, with residencies at Westminster Abbey, Ely, Lincoln, Chichester, Winchester and St. Paul’s Cathedrals. Richard is Music Director of Chicago's Bach Week Festival, featuring some of the nation's most acclaimed musicians. Sought after as a choral clinician, he has led choir courses and workshops across the U.S., South Africa and New Zealand. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (FRSCM), and in 2016 was awarded the Doctor of Music degree, honoris causa, from the University of the South at Sewanee.
Richard has performed and recorded as organist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works from the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony to Ives’ Fourth Symphony. He is the Organist and Choirmaster Emeritus of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois, where, from 1974 to 2003 he directed the Choir of Men and Boys, the Girls Choir, Schola and the St. Luke’s Singers in a program widely respected and emulated. The restoration of the celebrated 1922 Ernest M. Skinner organ, Opus 327 at St. Luke’s was accomplished under his leadership.
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AGO2014 Hymn Festival
Standing room only. Hundreds of people who love to sing hymns. Scroll down to hear recordings.
Hymn Festival Program Booklet
Prelude - Siciliano from Paschal Suite for Brass and Organ
Hymn - Praise to the Lord the almighty
Hymn - Hark A thrilling voice is sounding
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