For the latest live recordings of this season's Sunday 4 p.m. choral services, visit the Music page.
For previous seasons's recordings, click here.
The Cathedral Choirs' professional recordings are available from The Cathedral Book Store (links given below), Gothic Records, iTunes, and internationally in fine music stores. We hope you will consider purchasing it directly from us. As audiophiles know, the sound quality from a real compact disc is superior to an electronic download, and purchasing it from us will help us recoup our expenses for recording.
Tidings of Comfort & Joy
Christmas at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
To order Tidings of Comfort & Joy from the Cathedral Book Store, click here.
Our most recent recording includes both new and traditional arrangements of Christmas carols which are much beloved at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Many of the works appear here in their première commercial recordings. It is available in two formats:
Compact disc $16.98
High Resolution Digital Download $12.98
Only purchases made directly from the Music Office (404) 365-1050 / music@cathedralATL.org and the Cathedral Book Store (404) 237-7582 help us recoup the cost of recording.
1 Christmas Day (Choral Fantasy on Old Carols) Gustav Holst
2 O come, all ye faithful Adeste fideles, arr. Craig Phillips; descant 4, J. Roland Middleton
3 Away in a manger Normandy tune, arr. Reginald Jacques
4 A Savior from on high Stephen Paulus
5 What Child is this Greensleeves, arr. Paul Halley
6 In dulci jubilo Robert Lucas Pearsall
7 Hark! the herald angels sing Mendelssohn, arr. Craig Phillips
8 Sing lullaby Herbert Howells
9 Away in a manger Cradle Song, arr. Peter Hallock
10 Adam lay ybounden Frank Boles
11 O magnum mysterium Morten Lauridsen
12 Gabriel’s Message Basque Carol, arr. Craig Phillips
13 Comfort, comfort ye my people Charles Beaudrot
14 There is no rose of such virtue Howard Helvey
15 While shepherds watched their flocks by night Winchester Old, arr. Craig Phillips; descant 2, C.S. Lang
16 I wonder as I wander John Jacob Niles, arr. Andrew Carter
17 Cradle Hymn Kim André Arnesen
18 Joy to the world Antioch, arr. Craig Phillips
American Canticle (released in 2016) features the Cathedral Choir and Schola with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass and percussion sections, and includes the première commercial recordings of seven new American canticle settings.
To order American Canticle from the Cathedral Book Store, click here.
1. Jubilate Deo (Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta) – Craig Phillips (4:25)
2. Magnificat – Roland Martin (6:05
3. Nunc dimittis (St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, in D) – Roland Martin (4:40)
4. Magnificat on Plainsong Themes – Gerald Near (4:30)
5. Nunc dimittis on Plainsong Themes – Gerald Near (3:13)
6. A Canticle of Praise – Larry King (2:39)
7. Magnificat in B flat – Howard Helvey (6:41)
8. Nunc dimittis in B flat – Howard Helvey (3:46)
9. Magnificat in F – Harold Friedell (5:13)
10. Nunc dimittis in F – Harold Friedell (4:03)
11. Nunc dimittis in D – Leo Sowerby (4:34)
12. Te Deum (Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta) – Craig Phillips (8:41)
13. Beata es, Maria – plainsong antiphon (0:41)
14. Magnificat – Roland Martin (6:08)
15. Nunc dimittis (St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, in E, for trebles) – Craig Phillips (4:28)
16. Lord, you now have set your servant free – Craig Phillips (5:33)
Into the House and Gate of Heaven
To order Into the House and Gate of Heaven from the Cathedral Book Store, click here.
Into the House and Gate of Heaven (released on All Saints' weekend 2014) was the Cathedral Choirs' first disc for an international recording label. The title is taken from a prayer by John Donne, which serves as a portion of the text for one of the beautiful anthem settings included on the CD:
Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to enter into that gate and dwell in that house, where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitations of Thy glory and dominion, world without end.
In his sermon which concludes with the prayer “Bring us, O Lord God,” John Donne writes,
"If...you hear cheerful street music in the winter mornings, but yet there was a...bellman that waked you and called upon you two or three hours before that music came; so for all that blessed music which the servants of God shall present to you in this place, it may be of use that a poor bellman waked you before, and though but by his noise, prepared you for their music."
As Kenneth Miller aptly notes in his liner notes, this recording is designed to play the part of the bellman—not posing as, but merely anticipating, heaven’s “one equal music.”
Indeed, the entire disc consists of anthems that dwell on the joy and peace that is promised to those who love God, providing rich musical interpretations of biblical and poetic texts that contemplate an eternal perspective on life. We hope that, whenever people listen to this disc, they will experience some small foretaste of heaven. Whether you simply love glorious choral music, or you take comfort in contemplating an eternity of perfect peace and joy, or you are mourning the loss of a loved one, this disc will speak deeply to you. It is filled with hopeful, encouraging, peace-filled texts and music.
Into the House and Gate of Heaven
1. Holy is the true light – William Harris (1:56)
2. Bring us, O Lord God – Paul Halley (5:46)
3. And I saw a new heaven – Edgar Bainton (5:16)
4. For the Feast of All Saints* – Gerald Near (4:27)
5. The Beatitudes – Craig Phillips (4:15)
6. "In Heaven soaring up" from Three Mystical Hymns – David Conte (3:16)
7. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot* – Spiritual, arr. Dale Adelmann (4:15)
8. We shall walk through the valley in peace* – Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan (4:07)
9. Beati quorum via* – Charles Villiers Stanford (3:33)
10. There is a land of pure delight* – Grayston Ives (3:46)
11. Faire is the heaven – William Harris (4:58)
12. Jesus Christ the apple tree* – Colin Mawby (5:00)
13. Holy is the True Light* – Gerald Near (3:32)
14. Deep River – Spiritual, arr. Gerre Hancock (3:22)
15. Remembrance* – Dan Locklair // Michael Myers, trumpet (6:15)
16. The Beatitudes* – Arvo Pärt // Kenneth Miller, organ (7:08)
17. "In Paradisum" from Requiem (Opus 9) – Maurice Duruflé (2:48)
*Sung by the Cathedral Schola