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Choir of St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C

This recording features the choirs of Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington, D.C., under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Smith, in sacred choral music for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  The program also contains a choral arrangement and organ improvisations by Dr. Smith, played upon the Schoenstein organ at Saint Paul’s, K Street.  Thomas Joyce is organ accompanist.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7190
Length: 76′ 42”
Tracks:  21
Organ: Schoenstein
Venue: Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C.
Recorded: 01/16/2003
Released: 11/22/2003
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Jeffrey Smith
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077719028

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians Jeffrey contributes three improvisations that are, in themselves, recommendations for this excellent disc. The choir is especially polished and unified in tone and phrasing. The lively photos of the choir in action add vitality to the basic texts and credits in the liner. – Victor Hill

The American Record Guide “Of the seasonal anthologies I sampled…, this program from a Washington DC church choir stood out. Arrangements of the standard carols are snappy, the singing more dapper than you‘ll hear elsewhere, and the sound less cavernous than, say, Ripon Cathedral or that other St Paul’s. …an engaging mix of carols old and new…“ – Greenfield – Nov-Dec 2006

The Living Church This is lovely and absorbing … Jeffrey Smith’s inventive improvisations add other colors to the choral program … Beautiful music! Listen carefully. – Patricia Nakamura

01 • Once in Royal David’s City • Various arrangements • 5’3″
02 • Angelus ad Virginem • arr. Andrew Carter • 3’40”
03 • Improvisation on Angelus ad Virginem • Jeffrey Smith, organ • 5’33”
04 • No small wonder • Paul Edwards • 2’32”
05 • The Holly and the Ivy • arr. Craig Phillips • 3’36”
06 • Missa ad Praesepe – Mass at the Crib – Kyrie • George Malcolm • 1’47”
07 • Missa ad Praesepe – Mass at the Crib – Gloria • George Malcolm • 5’3″
08 • Missa ad Praesepe – Mass at the Crib – Sanctus • George Malcolm • 2’38”
09 • Missa ad Praesepe – Mass at the Crib – Benedictus • George Malcolm • 1’31”
10 • Missa ad Praesepe – Mass at the Crib – Agnus Dei • George Malcolm • 2’16”
11 • Noël Nouvelet • arr. Stephen Jackson • 4’22”
12 • Adam lay in bondage • Conrad Susa • 1’48”
13 • Carol of the Light • arr. Jeffrey Smith • 2’51”
14 • Joseph, dearest Joseph, mind • arr. Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott • 3’28”
15 • Singt, ihr lieben Christen • Michael Praetorius • 3’24”
16 • As dew in April • Richard Cumming • 3’31”
17 • Lord of the Dance • arr. John Bertalot • 3’38”
18 • Improvised variations on Est ist ein Ros’ entsprungen’ • Jeffrey Smith, organ • 7’1″
19 • Lo, how a Rose • Praetorius, arr. Jan Sandström • 4’24”
20 • Improvisation on Stille Nacht • Jeffrey Smith, organ • 5’12”
21 • Silent night • arr. Wolfgang Lindner • 3’13”

Choir of St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C.

From its establishment in 1866, music has played an integral role in the life and worship of Saint Paul’s Parish. The Parish Choir, comprised mostly of volunteers, sings each Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. Solemn Mass, as well as Holy Days and numerous special services. Learn more…