1905–1935 Harrison at Durham Cathedral, England
1905–1935 Harrison at Durham Cathedral, England

Regent's Report #1334

…a selective survey of some recent releases from a notable English label, with music from Durham, Ely, Oxford, York and Bristol.

Hour 1

ARTHUR BLISS: Caesar & Cleopatra Overture. EDWARD ELGAR: The Tame Bear, fr Wand of Youth Suite No. 2. BLISS: Ballet for Children, fr Things to ComeTom Bell (1905-1935 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409

JOHN HOSKING: Improvised Variations on Suo GanJohn Hosking (1898 Hill/St. Asaph Cathedral, North Wales) Regent 402

PAUL SPICER: Let not your heart be troubledChoir of St. Michael at the North Gate/Tom Hammond Davies, director; Benjamin Bloor (1994 Walker/Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England) Regent 389

HUW MORGAN: The Quality of Pity. JUDITH BINGHAM: The Shepherd"Girl Choristers & Lay-Clerks of Southwark Cathedral/Stephen Disley, director; Jonathan Hope (1897 Lewis/Southwark Cathedral, England) Regent 387

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Mass, Op. 36Choir of York Minster/Robert Sharpe, director; David Pipe (1903 Walker/York Minster, England) Regent 391

Hour 2

BLISS: March, fr Things to ComeTom Bell (1905-1935 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409

JOHN SCOTT WHITELEY: Passacaglia, Op. 17 —John Scott Whiteley (1903 Walker/York Minster, England) Regent 353

RICHARD WAGNER: Lohengrin Prelude (Act 1) –Jonathan Vaughn (1912 Harrison/St. Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol, England) Regent 394

ALAN BULLARD: The Selwyn Service –Selwyn College Choir/Sarah MacDonald, director; Oliver Hancock (2004 Letourneau/Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge) Regent 404

PHILIP MOORE: It is a things most wonderfulEly Girl's Choir/Sarah MacDonald, director; Oliver Hancock (1908 Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England) Regent 397

WILLIAM MATHIAS: InvocationsWilliam Saunders (1933 Hill, Norman & Beard/Royal Hospital School Chapel, Holbrook, England) Regent 408


Gary Cole studied to be a cathedral organist and choir director. But after initiating a recording project with his own free-lance chamber choir, he decided to create his own 'label', and Regent Records was born. The little business prospered, and now is jointly managed by Gary and his wife Pippa Cole. You’ll hear their comments included in the program, with additional observations by Gary available here: