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The Parish Church of

St Matthew Oxhey

 Fr David Shepherd   Vicar

Fr David Shepherd

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Side A.


1.  "Ode to Joy" 9th Symph  BEETHOVEN. Organ J. Miley. 2.15MB

2.  The Cross of Christ  Palm Sunday 1974 Organ D. McLachlan

Hymn. There Is A Green Hill Far Away. 2.03 MB

Is it Nothing to You   OUSLEY 2.55 MB

Hymn. Sing my tongue the Glorious Battle 2.51 MB

Lord for Thy Tender Mercies Sake   HILTON 1.61 MB

0 Saviour of the World   GOSS 2.94 MB


3.  This Joyful Eastertide Organ DM 2.35 MB


4.  0 Lord How Manifold  BARNBY Organ DM 2.47 MB


5.  0 How Amiable are thy Dwellings MILEY Organ JM 3.97 MB


The Choir  1974


Trebles:      E. Greenstreet, T.Dodd, H.Charman, S. Pryke, S.Bullock, A.Capon, P.Brewster, G.Nlelsen, R.Evans, C.Battersby, D. Salmon, T.Wyatt, J.Bishop, V.Groves.

Altos: J. Huntley, Mrs.J. deBraux

Tenors: C.V.deBraux, J. Doe

Basses: E. Rosson, J. deBraux, P. Edgar, G. Hearnden.

Sopranos: M.Jackson, A.Foster, E.Carabine, B.Blunden.

Visitors:  J. Huntley, G. Hearnden, Mr. and Mrs. J. deBraux, R. Williams


Vicar & Organists 1974-5


Vicar: The Rev. W.R. Peverley A.K.C.

Organist and Choirmaster: John Miley.  C. Eng.,M.I.E.E., M.I.T.E.

Assistant: David McLachlan M.A.

The Sound of St Matthew’s

We have some recordings of the choir and organ from 1974-5. Originally these were recorded on cassette tape. They were transferred from the tape to mp3 format in 2010. The file size to download is given for each track. We are grateful to John Powell for supplying the original tape and notes for each track.

6.  Recital 15th May 1974 Organ: P. Hunter C.L.C.M.

Magnificat in C. STANFORD 4.47 MB

Hymn. Glorious Things of Thee are spoken (tune Abbotts Leigh) 1.90 MB

Rejoice in the Lord Alway PURCELL 4.75 MB

Organ: Prelude in G. Major BACH 3.55 MB

Jesu Word of God Incarnate ELGAR. 2.16 MB

7. Hail Glorious Spirits, Heirs of Light - Organ JM 2.37 MB

8. Hymn: We Love the place 0 God - Organ JM 3MB

9. Hymn and recession: Glorious Things of Thee are spoken - Organ JM 3.58MB

10. This is the Record of John GIBBONS ( Solo: John Huntley ) - Organ DM 4.31 MB

11. Service of 9 Lessons and Carols 1974

a. Torches JOUBERT 1.24MB

b. Whence is that Goodly Fragrance 2.58MB

c. Good King Wenceslas 2.28MB

d. Up Good Christian Folk 1.25MB

e. Away in a manger (boys only) 2.08MB

f. Myn Liking  TERRY 2.63MB

g. While Shepherds Watched their flocks by night 2.01MB

h. In Dulce Jubilo 3.08MB

i. 0 Come all ye Faithful 2.71MB

Side B.

1. Olivet to Calvary. 23 March 1975.

a. Opening Chorus & Bow down thine ear 3.97MB

2. Organ: Trumpet Voluntary CLARKE 2.52 MB

The following tracks from Olivet to Calvary, listed on the original cassette, appear to be lost.

c. Hymn: Just as I am without one plea

d.  A new Commandment. Solo J. deBraux

e. Jesus is betrayed solo R. Williams

f.  The Saviour King goes forth to die

g. Droop Sacred Head.


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