Stanley on the organ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (at one of their free lunch-time promenade recitals).
These recordings include music sung at Sunday services, weddings and funerals in Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow.
In his colourful arrangements, Stanley Thomson calls upon a wealth of practical experience to explore the style and mood of each song. The blend of voice and organ is further enhanced by the Church's excellent acoustics. The organ, a gift of the widow of one the great Govan shipbuilders, John Elder, was built by Brindley & Foster in 1888.

Govan Old Parish Church (St Constantine's) is situated on the site of an early medieval church and graveyard on the south bank of the River Clyde. Built during the ministry of Dr George MacLeod (of the Iona Community), the present church houses a notable collection of ninth and tenth century carved stones including cross-slabs and hogback gravestones. Sadly, Sunday services at Govan Old Parish Church have ceased since these recordings were made. Visit the Friends of Govan Old website for more information.


Video clip of DVD1 "Bless This House"

DVD#1 Bless This House - celebrating the beauty of GOVAN OLD

This film captures the beauty of this much-loved church at a crucial time in its history: the architecture, burial stones and stained glass windows as well as details seldom noticed.

Music from the Brindley & Foster organ of 1888 with solo and ensemble singing breathe life into its walls and complement both the tranquillity and drama of Govan Old.

Live recordings from the final two services capture the unique atmosphere of Sunday worship within this magnificent, historic building.

Soloists:
Paula Barron, Lisa Dutch, Claire Irvine, Joanne Irvine, Margaret Milton, Maureen Todd
Organist: Stanley Thomson
Penultimate Service conducted by The Reverend Tom Davidson Kelly MA BD FSA Scot
Closing Service conducted by The Reverend W John Harvey MA BD

Produced by Janet Thomson
Supported by Friends Of Govan Old

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CD#1 Govan Old Music

Extracts from Govan Old Gift Day. Organ played by Stanley Thomson.

This CD includes some information about the historic Govan Old Parish Church and the soloists performing on the CD.

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CD#2 Reflect & Rejoice

Vocal solos and duets with organ accompaniment. Organ played by Stanley Thomson.

This CD includes some information about the historic Govan Old Parish Church and the soloists performing on the CD.

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CD#3 the Gift of Song

Scots and Folk songs with organ accompaniment. Organ played by Stanley Thomson.

This CD includes some information about the historic Govan Old Parish Church, the soloists performing on the CD, and the words of the songs.

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CD#4 the Spirit of Song

Religious and love songs with organ accompaniment. Organ played by Stanley Thomson.

This CD includes some information about the historic Govan Old Parish Church, the soloists performing on the CD, and the words of the songs.

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CD#5 the Delight of Song

Nostalgic and light-hearted songs with organ accompaniment. Organ played by Stanley Thomson.

This CD includes some information about the historic Govan Old Parish Church, the soloists performing on the CD, and the words of the songs.

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