Music of Christopher Rathbone

For a complete list of CDs to date (2018) please see the Recordings page 

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THIS ENDRIS NIGHT - Music of Christopher Rathbone Volume One
[1] Puer Nobis, op 71, Toccata for Organ (1998)
Christopher Rathbone, organ
[2] This Endris Night op 69, Carol for Choir and Organ (1998)
Choir of Leeds Parish Church, Jonathan Lilley, organ Directed by Simon Lindley
[3 - 6] Sonatina for Organ op 64 (1998)
Christopher Rathbone, organ
[7 - 10] Sonata for cello and piano op 52 (1991)
Tom Rathbone, cello Christopher Rathbone, piano
[11 - 27] Stations of the Cross, Seventeen meditations for organ op 77 (1999)
Christopher Rathbone, organ.
[28] Nunc natus est altissimus op 72, Carol for Choir and Organ (1999)
Choir of Leeds Parish Church, Jonathan Lilley, organ Directed by Simon Lindley
[29] Fantasia on 'The Old Bath Road' (1976)
Christopher Rathbone, organ
[1] & [29] recorded at public recitals at Leeds Parish Church, February 2000



THE TURNING YEAR   The music of Christopher Rathbone Volume 2

[1 - 16] Scenes and Antiphons op.80 for Organ (2000)
[17 - 32] The Turning Year op 45 Cantata for voices and piano (1983)
[33]-[43] City of God : Jazz Variants on the
Hymn tune 'Richmond' op. 91 for Organ (2002)
Victoria Sharp, soprano   Sally Daley, mezzo   David Owen-Lewis, baritone                 Christopher Rathbone, piano and organ
1-16, 33-43 Recorded at Holy Trinity Church, Meanwood, Leeds 16.xii.02    17-32 Recorded at Oakwood House, Leeds 04.ii.03






PHI CD 505: REQUIEM - The Music of Christopher Rathbone Volume 3

[1] - [9] Requiem op 92 (2003) [37' 10"]

[10] - [22] Variations on 'Dundee' op 95 for organ (2003) [10.00]

[23] God is our hope and strength: motet for unaccompanied choir op 93 (2003) [3.57]

[24] - [26] Miniature Suite for organ op 39 (1981)
[5' 17"]

[27] Paean for organ op 26 (1972) [2.45]

[28] - [38] Variations on a French Psalm-tune for organ op 96 (2003) [15.00]

[1]-[9] St Peters Singers, Simon Lindley, organ, conducted by Christopher Rathbone recorded at Leeds Parish Church 15/5/05
[23] St Peters Singers conducted by Christopher Rathbone recorded at
Leeds Parish Church 6/6/04
[10]-[22] & [24]-[38] Christopher Rathbone, solo organ recorded at Leeds Parish Church


Released 12/4/06


In 2012 Meridian issued a CD of chamber music by Christopher Rathbone. Members of 'Daniel's Beard' played the sextet 'Daniel's Razor' op 114, Elegy op 56, the Clarinet Quintet op 61, 'Tarn Hows' op 101, the Terzetto for flute, clarinet & piano op 55, the Organ Quartet op 100, Three Bagatelles for cello & piano op 67 and the Horn Quintet op 120. 


A further recording of Christopher playing 4 of his own piano preludes and other piano music and accompaniments at Castle Howard was published in 2009. Alongside music performed by Francis Jackson and Simon Lindley, and choirs directed by Dr Lindley, Christopher plays the following items:

(On the Erard piano[c. 1830]): Chopin Waltz in C#minor; Mazurka in A minor   Fauré Nocturne in Db major 

(With Victoria Sharp, on the Bosendorfer piano): Porter Anything goes   Gershwin Love is here to stay; They can't take that away from me; I'll build a stairway to paradise   Berlin Isn't this a lovely day   Kern Just the way you look tonight    

(On the Bosendorfer): Brahms Intermezzo op 117 no2   Delius Prelude no 1  Vaughan Williams Slow dance; Quick dance   Balfour Gardiner Gavotte   Debussy La fille aux cheveux de lin; Gollywog's Cake-walk   Grainger Handel in the Strand; Country Gardens   Rathbone Preludes op 65 nos 4-7   Dring Blue Air; Yellow Hammers (Colour Suite)    

An anthem called Hymn to the Trinity op 108 no 1 is on the Bradford Cathedral CD called A Very Yorkshire Christmas produced by Clematis Records which appeared in December 2011, and can be obtained from the Cathedral, from Grove Records, Ilkley, or from Christopher on 07534 095386.

Paul Hale's CD (2013) recorded at Southwell Minster (Southwell Splendour 2) includes A Southwell Suite op 113 (OxRecs OXCD-120)

Christopher can be heard playing César Franck's Three Chorales plus the early Fantaisie in C on a Clematis Records CD produced in 2013 for the Bradford Cathedral organ appeal.

'St Margaret's - The Power of Music' is the name of a 2013 CD featuring all four St Margaret's Choirs. The music sung by the mainly adult St Margaret's Choir includes anthems by Hilton and Gibbons, also Philip Wilby's 'God be in my head' and the Nuptial Song op 105 (My Beloved Spake) and God of New Beginnings op 118 by Christopher Rathbone. All were either directed or accompanied by CBR.

'One English Summer' is a disc of songs performed by Tristram and Thomas Cooke recorded in the Summer of 2013; I was privileged to accompany Tristram in 'the mouse' from Britten's 'Rejoice in the Lamb' (organ) and Thomas (Jude) in Gibbs's 'A Song of Shadows' (piano).