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God is gone Up
(Audio CD)
John Ayer, Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir

John Ayer, founding director of the Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir, leads the ensembles in a choral evensong for Ascension Day, with Rev. Joseph N. Davis as Precentor, David J. Kienzle as organist, and in selections with the Deltorum Brass Ensemble.


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Product Description


Format: Digital Audio CD
Catalog Number:  CD 7088
Length: 59′ 37″
Tracks:  20
Organ: Schantz
Venue: St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis, Tennessee USA
Recorded: 06/09/1996
Released: 10/29/1996
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Dr. George Guest, plus texts, bios
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077708824


The Memphis Boychoir and the Memphis Chamber Choir with their distinguished singing, and aided by sympathetic and artistic organ accompaniment, do the cause of church music in the United States and beyond a great service. Memphis has in its midst a musical jewel of great price, and this recording can only add to the cultural reputation of the city, and of sacred music in general. It deserves to be widely known and the Choir, together with their Director, are to be congratulated on an outstanding result. – George H. Guest

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians One is tempted to say (hopefully not blasphemously) that God is gone up and He is taking you with Him. Such is the magnificence and splendor of this disc. … John Ayer and the Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir have crowned a series of CDs with a tiara of the finest jewels. – Donald Kaye

The American Record Guide The Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir are extremely well disciplined and proficient ensembles. Precision and intonation leave nothing to be desired. – Gatens

01 • Hymn d’Action de grâce, Te Deum – from Trois Paraphrases de Grégoriennes [1938] • Jean Langlais • 5′
02 • Ascendit Deus • Peter Philips • 2’20”
03 • Fanfare for Brass • Bruce R. Smedley • 32″
04 • Hymn: Hail Thee, Festival Day • Ralph Vaughan Williams • 5’24”
05 • Opening Sentence; The Confession; The Absolution; The Lord’s Prayer • • 1″
06 • Lord, for Thy Tender Mercies’ Sake • attributed to John Hilton • 1’33”
07 • Versicles and Responses • Bernard Rose • 1’4″
08 • Psalm 24 – Anglican Chant • John Robinson • 2’48”
09 • The First Lesson: Daniel 7:9-14 • • 1’42”
10 • God Omnipotent Reigneth • arr. Charles Wood • 3’6″
11 • Evening Service in D (Magnificat) • Alfred Herbert Brewer • 3’27”
12 • The Second Lesson: Matthew 28:16-20 • • 52″
13 • Evening Service in D (Nunc dimittis) • Alfred Herbert Brewer • 3’3″
14 • The Apostles’ Creed • • 1’15”
15 • Preces; Collects • (Bernard Rose) • 5’30”
16 • God is Gone Up • Gerald Finzi • 4’9″
17 • A Prayer of St. Chrysostom; The Grace • • 54″
18 • Love Bade Me Welcome • Alec Wyton • 4’11”
19 • Lift High the Cross • Sydney Hugo Nicholson, arr. Todd Wilson • 4’18”
20 • Transport de joie from L’Ascension • Olivier Messiaen • 4’29”

Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir
Founded in 1988, the MEMPHIS BOYCHOIR is a non-denominational, non-sectarian ­ensemble, whose purpose is to develop a variety of musical and leadership skills among boys in the greater Memphis community, and to provide a performing outlet for talented young singers. Learn more…