Presentations & Talks

A selection of talks from myself and distinguished church musicians
together with other audio-visual presentations, both serious and schmaltzy!

A Century of Recorded Church Music

​​Join me in a journey through a century of recorded church music with the latest revised video presentation, written and narrated by myself.  

Using my original narration, the presentation has been completely re-designed with additional photographs and musical examples, many of which now play in their entirety, rather than short extracts. 

This new video is presented in Wide Screen HD for pin sharp clarity and designed to be watched in 'Full Screen' for optimum viewing.

"A masterpiece ..... a triumph ....totally engrossing ....a tour de force ....the most enjoyable hour I have spend in a very long time ....I could barely tear myself away" Comments by viewers..

'Three Hereford Organists'

Dr Roy Massey speaks about two of his distinguished predecessors, concluding with some reminiscences of his own twenty-seven years in Hereford.  

This talk was given as part of the 15th Anniversary celebrations of the Archive of Recorded Church Music in 2018.

'The timeless sound of the cathedral
choir: why is it always changing?'

Timothy Day, whose book, 'I saw Eternity the other night: King’s College, Cambridge and an English singing tradition' is to be published in November, was for many years a music curator in the sound archive of the British Library.

This talk was given as part of the 15th Anniversary celebrations of the Archive of Recorded Church Music in 2018.

London Choir School & Savoy Chapel Choir

Written and produced by myself, the presentation tells the history of this once-famous choir school, with two extracts of the choristers singing.

The London Choir School at one time also supplied all the choristers for the Savoy Chapel Choir.

Slideshow of LP sleeve artwork

​​The artwork and photography on many LP sleeves remains unsurpassed and the Archive is delighted to present this musical slide-show of some of the finest.

Click either sleeve to start the slide-show with music from a 1966 private recording from the choristers of All Saints Margaret Street, London

The Psalms of David

A selection by St John's College Cambridge
directed by George Guest

From the 1978 Argo LP 'Psalms of Consolation & Hope' together with record sleeves from various choirs

The Archive's annual musical Christmas Card - best viewed in full-screen


The Archive's annual video Advent Calendar

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