Richard L. Hess - St. Thomas Church New York City Discography - Recordings made by the author 1977-1982

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Two of these albums, and two tracks from a third are available on CD.
The Saint Thomas Tradition and Silent Night . . . at St. Thomas

All of this information comes from recordings in my posession unless noted otherwise.

Note the cities associated with Richard L. Hess (the author of these pages and the recording engineer for these recordings) are as marked on the album covers. He currently lives in Glendale, California.


20th Century Services . . . at St. Thomas - 1977 - Stereo LP released by the Church - No longer available

The Reverend John Andrew, D.D., Rector, St. Thomas Church; Gordon H. Clem, Headmaster, St. Thomas Choir School; Gerre Hancock, F.A.G.O., Organist and Master of the Choristers; Judith Hancock, Associate Organist. Produced by Miner Raymond, III. Recorded by Richard L. Hess, Forest Hills, New York, at the Paulist Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, New York. Photogaphy by Ted Croner. Album Design, Stephen M. Glick. Organ by M. P. Möller.


A Concert in Memory of Benjamin Britten on the first anniversary of his death 4 December 1977 - Released by the author, stereo 2 LP, Hessound S1001, S1002 - Out of Print - Concert Presented by the American Friends of the Aldeburgh Festival

Out of Print to the best of my knowledge. The American Friends of the Aldeburgh Festival had some copies and I don't know what became of that lot and if any might be available.

The Reverend John Andrew, D.D., Rector, St. Thomas Church; Gordon H. Clem, Headmaster, St. Thomas Choir School; Gerre Hancock, F.A.G.O., Organist and Master of the Choristers; Judith Hancock, Associate Organist. Produced by Hessound, Forest Hills, New York, Recorded by Richard L. Hess, Forest Hills, New York, at St. Thomas Church, New York, New York. Photogaphy by Victor Parker and Ian Anderson. Album Design, Tamar Zinn. Special thanks to Betty Randolph Bean, for without her interest and support this recording would still be a mere dream.


Organs of New York Vol. I - Judith Hancock at St. Thomas Church - 1978 - Released by the author, stereo LP, Hessound S1003 - Out of print

See next release for partial re-release information.

The Reverend John Andrew, D.D., Rector, St. Thomas Church; Judith Hancock, Associate Organist. Produced by Hessound, Forest Hills, New York, Recorded by Richard L. Hess, Forest Hills, New York, at St. Thomas Church, New York, New York. Photogaphy by Richard L. Hess. Album Design, Tamar Zinn.


A Cappella at St. Thomas - 1979 - Stereo LP released by the Church - No longer available

Now Available as The St. Thomas Tradition on CD, released 2002 as Priory PRCD 910

The Reverend John Andrew, D.D., Rector, St. Thomas Church; Gordon H. Clem, Headmaster, St. Thomas Choir School; Gerre Hancock, F.A.G.O., Organist and Master of the Choristers; Judith Hancock, Associate Organist. Produced by Miner Raymond, III. Recorded by Richard L. Hess, Hessound, Forest Hills, New York, at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York, New York. Photogaphy by Richard A. Meek. Album Design, Stephen M. Glick. Organ by Aeolian-Skinner.

CD: Tape restoration by Richard L. Hess, Mastering by Paul Crichton, Executive Producer: Neil Collier, Design and Production: Caroline Paschalides


The Great Service by William Byrd - 1981 - Stereo LP released by the Church - No longer available

The Reverend John Andrew, D.D., Rector, St. Thomas Church; Gordon H. Clem, Headmaster, St. Thomas Choir School; Gerre Hancock, F.A.G.O., Organist and Master of the Choristers; Judith Hancock, Associate Organist. Produced by Miner Raymond, III. Recorded by Richard L. Hess, Hessound, Forest Hills, New York, at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York, New York.


Silent Night At . . . Saint Thomas - 1982 - Stereo LP and cassette released by the Church - LP no longer available, Cassette available as of 1997

As of 2002 AVAILABLE ON CD Priory Records PRCD 912

The Reverend John Andrew, D.D., Rector, St. Thomas Church; Gordon H. Clem, Headmaster, St. Thomas Choir School; Gerre Hancock, F.A.G.O., Organist and Master of the Choristers; Judith Hancock, Associate Organist. Produced by Miner Raymond, III. Recorded by Richard L. Hess, Hessound, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, at St. Thomas Church, New York, New York. Photogaphy by Robert Reuchert. Album Design, Thomas Dusterberg. Organ by G.F. Adams, New York City.


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