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Review Listing - Vocal & Choral Works


Ave maria
Winchester Cathedral Ch/Sarah Baldock • Griffin GCCD4049 [review]
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802327 [review]

Awake, awake
Blossom Street/Hilary Campbell • Naxos 8573069 [review]

A babe is born
Finchley Children’s Music Group/Grace Rossiter • Naxos 8.557581 [review]

Between Us Now
Stephen Foulkes, Colin Hunt • Dunelm DRD0186 [review]

At the Boar's Head (1925)
Royal Liverpool PO/David Atherton • EMI 9689292 [review]
Warsaw Chamber Opera Sinfonietta/Łukasz Borowicz • Dux 1307/8 [review][review][review]

Bring us in good ale
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]

Six canons
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802328 [review]
Baccholian Singers of London • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

Two carols
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802327 [review]
Bach Ch, Jacques Orchestra/Sir David Willcocks • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

A choral fantasia (1930)
English CO/Imogen Holst • EMI 6278982 [review] • EMI 0954332 [review] 4404712 [review] [review]
Guildford Choral Soc, Royal PO/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55104 [review]

Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (1912)
London PO/Sir Charles Groves • EMI 6278982 [review] 4404712 [review] [review] Warner 2564614724 [review]
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802329 [review]

Choral Symphony (1925)
London PO & Ch/Sir Adrian Boult • EMI 9689292 [review] 4404712 [review] [review] Warner 0192702 [review]
BBC SO & Ch/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5127 [review]
Guildford Choral Soc, Royal PO/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55104 [review]

Six choruses (1932)
Purcell Singers, ECO/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802328 [review]
Holst Singers & O/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55170 [review]
Baccholian Singers of London • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

Christmas Day
City of London Ch, Bournemouth SO/Hilary Davan Wetton • Naxos 8.572102 [review]

The coming of Christ
City of London Ch, Holst O/Hilary Davan Wetton • EM Records CD004 [review] [review]

A dirge for two veterans
Baccholian Singers of London, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/Ian Humphris • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

Dream city
Patrizia Kwella, City of London Sinf/Richard Hickox Hyperion CDH55042 [review]

English Folksongs
BBC Northern Singers/Stephen Wilkinson • Alto ALC1359 [review]

The evening watch (1924)
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]
Ch Magdalen College, Oxford/John Harper • Alto ALC4001 [review]
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802328 [review]
Nicolai Chamber Ch Stockholm/Christian Ljunggren • EM Records EMRCD044 [review]
Tenebrae/Nigel Short • Signum SIGCD267 [review]
Holst Singers/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55170 [review]

Three festival choruses
Choir of Chichester Cathedral/John Birch • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]

The golden goose (1926)
Joyful Company, BBC Ntl O Wales/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN5069 [review]
Guildford Choral Soc, Philharmonia O/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDA66784 [review]
(ballet music) English CO/Imogen Holst • Lyrita SRCD223 [review]

The heart worships
Yvonne Kenny, Caroline Almonte • ABC 4761581 [review]

The hymn of Jesus (1920)
BBC SO & Ch/Sir Adrian Boult • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802327 [review] • High Definition Tape Transfers HDCD215 [review] • Alto ALC1359 [review]
Hallé Ch & O /Sir Mark Elder • Halle CDHLL7535 [review] [review] [review] [review]
London PO & Ch/Sir Charles Groves • EMI 9689292 [review] 4404712 [review][review] Warner 2564614724 [review]

In the bleak midwinter
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review] • NI7034 [review] [review]
Ex Cathedra/Jeffrey Skidmore • Excathedra EXCCD003 [review]
Rodney Christian Fellowship Festival Choir/Rodney Smith Bishton • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]
(arr. tpt, orch) Tine Thing Helseth, Norwegian CO/Simax PSC1276 [review]

I vow to thee my country
Chichester Cathedral Choir/Charles Harrison • Signum Classics SIGCD562 [review]

Jesu thou art the Virgin-born
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802328 [review]
Finchley Children’s Music Group/Grace Rossiter • Naxos 8.557581 [review]

Journey's end
Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton • Chandos CHAN10944 [review]

King Estmere (1905)
Guildford Choral Soc, Philharmonia O/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDA66784 [review]

Lord who hast made us for Thine own
Ripon Cathedral Ch/Andrew Bryden • Regent REGCD298 [review]
Tenebrae/Nigel Short • SignumSIGCD085 [review]

Love is enough (1897)
Godwine Choir/Alex Davan Wetton, Edward Hughes • EM Records EMRCD049 [review]

Lullay my liking
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]
Finchley Children’s Music Group/Grace Rossiter • Naxos 8.557581 [review]

Masters in this hall
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]

The morning of the year (1927)
Joyful Company, BBC Ntl O Wales/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN5069 [review]
Guildford Choral Soc, Philharmonia O/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDA66784 [review]
(Dances) London SO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD209 [review][review]

The mystic trumpeter (1904)
Sheila Armstrong, London SO/David Atherton • Lyrita SRCD270 [review] [review]
Susan Gritton, BBC SO & Ch/Sir Andrew Davis • Chandos CHSA5127 [review]
Claire Rutter, Royal Scottish Ntl O/David Lloyd-Jones • Naxos 5.110004 [review] • 6.110004 [review] • 8.555776 [review]

Now let us sing
Finchley Children’s Music Group/Grace Rossiter • Naxos 8.557581 [review]

Nunc dimittis (1915)
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers • Universal 4763160 [review]
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]
Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh • DG 4776605 [review]
Exultate Singers/David Ogden • Naxos 8.572760 [review]
Holst Singers/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55170 [review]
City of London Ch/Hilary Davan Wetton • EM Records CD004 [review] [review]

Ode to death
London PO/Sir Charles Groves • EMI 6278982 [review] 4404712 [review] [review] Warner 2564614724 [review]

Seven Partsongs (1926)
Purcell Singers, English CO/Imogen Holst • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802329 [review]
Holst Singers & O/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55170 [review]

Two partsongs
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802327 [review]

Five Partsongs (1899-1903)
Godwine Choir/Alex Davan Wetton, Edward Hughes • EM Records EMRCD049 [review]

Personent Hodie
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]

Two psalms (1912)
Holst Singers & O/Hilary Davan Wetton • Hyperion CDH55170 [review]
City of London Ch/Hilary Davan Wetton • EM Records CD004 [review] [review]

Psalm 86
Ian Patridge, Purcell Singers, English CO/Imogen Holst • EMI 0954332 [review] 4404712 [review] [review]

Psalm 148
Huddersfield Choral Society/Aidan Oliver • Signum Classics SIGCD465 [review]

Salvator mundi natus est
Finchley Children’s Music Group/Grace Rossiter • Naxos 8.557581 [review]

Sergeant’s Song
Stephen Foulkes, Colin Hunt • Dunelm DRD0186 [review]

Savitri (1908)
Janet Baker, Robert Tear, Purcell Singers, English CO/Imogen Holst • Decca 4701912 [review] [review] [review] • Eloquence 4802329 [review]
Felicity Palmer, Philip Langridge, Richard Hickox Singers, City of London Sinf/Richard Hickox • Hyperion CDH55042 [review]

Short festival Te deum
London SCh, London PO/Sir Charles Groves • EMI 4404712 [review] [review] Warner 2564614724 [review]

Song of the blacksmith
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802327 [review]

Four songs
Peter Pears, Norbert Brainin • Eloquence 4802328 [review]
Gordon Pullin, Beth Spendlove [review]

My sweetheart's like Venus
Cambridge Singers/John Rutter • Collegium CSCD505 [review]

This have I done for my true love
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]
Ch St Johns College Cambridge/David Hill • Hyperion CDA67576 [review]
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802328 [review]
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Ch/Paul Spicer • Regent REGCD274 [review]

Turn back, O man
Chichester Cathedral Choir/Charles Harrison • Signum Classics SIGCD562 [review]

The wandering scholar (1930)
Royal Liverpool PO & Ch/David Atherton • EMI 4404712 [review] [review]
English Opera Grp, English CO/Stueart BedfordEMI 9689292 [review]
Nthn Sinf/Richard Hickox • Chandos CHAN9734 [review] CHAN10725X [review]

Wassail song
Christ Church Oxford Cathedral Ch/Stephen Dartington • Nimbus NI7021 [review]

Three Welsh folksongs
Godwine Choir/Alex Davan Wetton, Edward Hughes • EM Records EMRCD049 [review]
Purcell Singers/Imogen Holst • Eloquence 4802327 [review]
BBC Northern Singers/Stephen Wilkinson • Alto ALC1359 [review]

Twelve Wolfe songs
Sir Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten • Eloquence 4802327 [review]

 

 




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