The Auckland Dorian Singers
Director Peter Godfrey
1. FAIRE IS THE HEAVEN (Harris) MCPS
2. CRUX SPLENDIDIOR (Philips)
3. VOS OMNES (Dering)
4. TANTUM ERGO (Durufle) BIEM
5. SACRUM CONVIVIUM (Messiaen) BIEM
6. SALVE REGINA (Poulenc) BIEM TWO ENGLISH MADRIGALS
7. THE SILVER SWAN (Gibbons) B&H
8. FLORA GAVE ME FAIREST FLOWERS (Wilbye) THREE SHAKESPEARE SONGS (Vaughan Williams) B&H
9. FULL FATHOM FIVE
10. THE CLOUD CAPP'D TOWERS
11. OVER HILL, OVER DALE FIVE SONGS (Bartok) B&H/GEMA
14. ENCHANTING SONG
15. THE WOOING OF A GIRL
16. MOCKING OF YOUTH THREE ENGLISH FOLK-SONG ARRANGEMENTS
17. I WILL GIVE MY LOVE AN APPLE (trad. Arr. Mullinar) C/C
18. THE FARMER'S DAUGHTERS (trad arr. Williams ) C/C
19. EARLY ONE MORNING (Trad. Arr. Dunhill) MCPS
THE AUCKLAND DORIAN SINGERS
The Dorian Singers of Auckland, New Zealand, comprising some sixty mixed voices, was founded in 1936 by Albert Bryant, who remained as conductor until 1941. The choir then came under the direction of Harry Luscombe, who held the conductorship until 1960. Since then Peter Godfrey has been musical director. Although the choir does perform some of the larger-scale choral works, it tends to explore fields untouched by normal choral societies. Works of the fifteenth, the sixteenth, and the twentieth centuries make up a large proportion of its concert programmes. In order to maintain a high individual standard of membership and to bring in new members that become available, auditions for the whole choir are held annually. Peter Godfrey, M.A., Mus. B., F.R.C.O., director of music to the Dorian Singers, is also organist and choirmaster at St Mary's Cathedral, Auckland, conductor of the Auckland Symphonia, and a Lecturer in Music at the University of Auckland.
Cover: The War Memorial Museum and Domain Gardens, Auckland, New Zealand, by Kenneth and Jean Bigwood.
Recording engineer: Robin Gummer.
Sacred & Choral / New Zealand