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Hymns of Heaven and Earth

Saint Clement's Choir, Philadelphia
Peter Richard Conte, Director
Matthew Glandorf, Organist

Throughout the world, hymns have been an integral part of Christian worship for many centuries.   As far back as the end of the 4th Century, Augustine had defined what a hymn should be - "A hymn is a song containing praise of God.   If you praise God, but without a song, you do not have a hymn.   If you praise anything which does not pertain to the glory of God, even if you sing it, you do not have a hymn.   Hence, a hymn contains these three elements - song and praise of God."
[  1] A Hymn for St. Cecilia - Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
[  2] Lord, Thou Hast Told Us - Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
[  3] There is a Green Hill far away - Horsley, William Horsley (1774-1858)
       Arr. Barry M. Rose (b.1934)
[  4] O what their joy and their glory must be - William H. Harris (1883-1973) 
[  5] Purest and Highest - Song 22, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
       Arr. Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
[  6] O Jesus, I have promised - Wolvercote,William Harold Ferguson (1874-1950)
[  7] Jerusalem, my happy home - Land of Rest, American Folk Hymn,
       Arr. Annabel Morris (1889-1983) and Peter Richard Conte (b. 1962)
[  8] O Salutaris Hosta - Malcolm Archer (b. 1952)
[  9] Tantum ergo sacramentum - Malcolm Archer 
[10] O For a Closer walk with God - Charles Villiers Stanford 
[11] Holy Spirit, ever dwelling - Salisbury,Herbert Howells
[12] Come, Labour on - Ora Labora, Thomas Tertius Noble (1867-1953)
       Arr. Barry M. Rose and Peter Richard Conte
[13] Jesu, Grant me this, I pray - Song 13, Orlando Gibbons
       Arr. Edward C. Bairstow (1874-1946)
[14] Love Divine, all loves excelling - Love Divine, John Stainer (1840-1901)
[15] Lord of All Hopefulness - Slane, Irish Ballad
       Arr. Barry M. Rose
[16] Saint Clement's Carol - Kingsfold, English Melody
       Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) and Peter Richard Conte
[17] O Holy City, seen of John - Sancta Civitas, Herbert Howells
[18] In our day of thanksgiving - St. Cathherine's Court, Richard Strutt (1848-1927)
[19] The King of Love my Shepherd is - St. Columba, Irish melody
        Arr. Edward C. Bairstow
[20] The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended - St. Clement, Clement Cottevill Scholefield (1839-1904)
        Arr. Peter Richard Conte

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