Why do we need an Archive of Recorded Church Music? Well..in this short talk I hope to answer that question and to show why this priceless cultural and musical heritage must be preserved at all costs.
For a country so obsessed with its heritage, this is one area which has been woefully neglected. Yet our tradition of cathedral choirs, together with other robed choir, is one of the great glories of our culture and the envy of the world over.
Now, despite the first choir recording in 1902, there has never been discography of these recordings and much less, any attempt to put together a comprehensive collection. So, with a lifetimes passion for church music, I decided this sorry state of affairs had to be put right!