℗ 2022 Naxos
Released October 14, 2022
Duration 1h 15m 33s
Catalogue No. 8.574416
Genre Classical (Sacred)
 

Vaughan Williams, Elgar & Others: British Sacred Choral Works

Roderick Williams, Vasari Singers, Martin Ford, Jeremy Backhouse

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1.1
O Clap Your Hands (Version for Choir & Organ)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
3:29
1.2
Lux Aeterna (After Elgar)
John Cameron; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
3:31
2 Psalms, H. 117  
1.3
No. 2, Psalm CXLVIII (Arr. M. Ford for Choir & Organ)
Gustav Holst; Francis Ralph Gray; Martin Ford; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
5:33
1.4
O Gladsome Light, Op. 38 No. 2
Harold Darke; Robert Seymour Bridges; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse
3:51
4 Anthems  
1.5
No. 3, Like As the Hart
Herbert Howells; Julia Smith; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
6:28
1.6
Give Unto the Lord, Op. 74 "Psalm 29" (Version for Choir & Organ)
Sir Edward Elgar; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
9:23
1.7
Wash Me Thoroughly
Samuel Sebastian Wesley; Julia Smith; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
4:51
1.8
O Taste and See
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Elizabeth Limb; Rachel Limb; Kate Jurka; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
1:36
1.9
Blessed Be the God and Father
Samuel Sebastian Wesley; Elizabeth Limb; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
8:01
Bible Songs, Op. 113  
1.10
No. 6, A Song of Wisdom (Arr. for Choir & Organ)
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
5:25
1.11
My Beloved Spake
Patrick Hadley; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
3:34
5 Mystical Songs (Arr. M. Ford for Choir & Organ)  
1.12
No. 1, Easter
Ralph Vaughan Williams; George Herbert; Roderick Williams; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
5:21
1.13
No. 2, I Got Me Flowers
Ralph Vaughan Williams; George Herbert; Roderick Williams; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
3:01
1.14
No. 3, Love Bade Me Welcome
Ralph Vaughan Williams; George Herbert; Roderick Williams; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
6:08
1.15
No. 4, The Call
Ralph Vaughan Williams; George Herbert; Roderick Williams; Martin Ford
1:58
1.16
No. 5, Antiphon
Ralph Vaughan Williams; George Herbert; Vasari Singers; Martin Ford; Jeremy Backhouse
3:23
Digital Booklet
There never needs to be any excuse for recording the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, but his 150th birthday anniversary most certainly deserves marking. This wide-ranging mixture of popular and less familiar choral anthems from the British Isles is attractive enough, but it is also crowned by a fabulous recording in a new version with organ of the by no means over-exposed Five Mystical Songs that Vaughan Williams wrote for the Three Choirs Festival in 1911. This is indeed a programme that satisfies at every level. featuring Vaughan Williams’ masterly and intensely personal Five Mystical Songs, this album reflects on the sources of inspiration of some of his sacred choral works, alongside gems of 19th- and early-20th-century English church music. Often setting the poetry of the King James Bible, the finely spun melodies and sensitivity to word-rhythm of composers from S.S. Wesley to Herbert Howells result in a uniquely British form of expression.
192 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters
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(integrated)
DR
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-26.42
-35.22 to -20.74
-22.03
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1
O Clap Your Hands (Version for Choir & Organ)
-0.30-20.74-16.712
2
Lux Aeterna (After Elgar)
-5.61-28.06-23.213
3
No. 2, Psalm CXLVIII (Arr. M. Ford for Choir & Organ)
-1.98-23.26-18.712
4
O Gladsome Light, Op. 38 No. 2
-3.76-27.74-22.113
5
No. 3, Like As the Hart
-2.47-28.60-24.717
6
Give Unto the Lord, Op. 74 "Psalm 29" (Version for Choir & Organ)
-1.10-24.21-20.214
7
Wash Me Thoroughly
-5.78-28.25-24.913
8
O Taste and See
-13.25-35.22-31.612
9
Blessed Be the God and Father
-2.34-25.77-22.014
10
No. 6, A Song of Wisdom (Arr. for Choir & Organ)
-3.57-23.78-20.212
11
My Beloved Spake
-0.31-24.37-18.513
12
No. 1, Easter
-0.30-24.37-19.415
13
No. 2, I Got Me Flowers
-0.43-25.59-18.915
14
No. 3, Love Bade Me Welcome
-4.31-31.23-27.716
15
No. 4, The Call
-5.73-29.58-25.314
16
No. 5, Antiphon
-0.57-21.97-18.313

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