n.b. All selections taken from Choral Evensong for Ascension Day.  The Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Philip Ledger, dir.  Thomas Trotter, organ.  EMI CD 5-65102-2.


  1. Introit: Alleluia, Ascendit Deus—William Byrd
  2. Sentence (Dean)
  3. Preces—William Smith
  4. Psalm 24—Joseph Barnaby
  5. First Lesson: Ezekiel 1:45 & 26-28
  6. Hymn: The Head that Once was Crowned with ThornsSt. Magnus
  7. Magnificat in A-flat—Edmund Rubbra
  8. Second Lesson: Epistle to the Hebrews 9:11-15
  9. Nunc Dimittis in A-flat—Edmund Rubbra
  10. Creed
  11. Responses—Smith of Durham
  12. Collects for Ascension Day; for Peace; for Aid against All Perils
  13. O Clap Your Hands—Orlando Gibbons
  14. Ascendit Deus—Peter Philips
  15. Prayers (Dean)
  16. A Prayer of King Henry VI—Henry George Ley
  17. Blessing (Dean)
  18. Hymn: The Lord Ascendeth Up on HighNun freut euch
  19. Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 630—J.S. Bach
  20. Toccata from Ten Pieces, No. 4.—Eugène Gigout


Edward Elgar—Sonata in G, Op. 28 (First Movement).  9:35.  Christopher Hughes on the organ at King’s College Cambridge.  EMI Classics CD 7-54412-2. 

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