Pantcheff - Choral and Organ Music

Composers: Pantcheff
Released: 2002
Label: Quilisma
Code: QUIL405


Richard Pantcheff is a local composer with strong Christ Church connections. The choir’s new CD (QUIL 405) offers several of his choral and organ works, including two specially written for Christ Church, the Te Deum, and King Henry VIII’s Apologia.

Richard Pantcheff has established himself as one of the UK’s leading composers of Choral and Organ music, with a succession of commissions and performances of his work in major English and Scottish cathedrals, colleges, and schools, as well as in many churches in Germany and the USA. A substantial proportion of his output is published, distributed, and performed around the world.

The works featured on this CD were written in three places which have proved to be particularly conducive to musical composition: Whitchurch, Hampshire (where the composer was Director of Music at All Hallows’ Church from 1989-1993); Frankfurt am Main, Germany (where he was Assistant Organist at the Episcopal Church, from 1993-5); and Oxford, where he now devotes his time to freelance composition.


Te Deum (‘Aedis Christi”) for men’s voices
The Frankfurt Responses
Drop thy still dews
Laudem dicite
Four communion interludes for organ
     The transfiguration
     The pilgrimage
     Phos hilaron
     Cibus mundi
Credo in unum Deum
Hymn to the virgin
Magnificat in D major (‘The Whitchurch Canticles’)
Nunc Dimittis in D major (‘The Whitchurch Canticles’)
from Four pieces for organ, set 1
     Procession in to light
Turn again them unto thy rest
King Henry VIII’s apologia
Palm Sunday processional