[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 4 October 2005
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'Stylishly performed and intelligently directed' - Early Music
'Stylishly performed and intelligently directed'
- Early Music
"There is much to enjoy then on this fine reissue, recorded at Rosslyn Hill Chapel to accord as closely as possible with the modest acoustics encountered at Whitehall and Oxford. If forced to nominate a personal favourite it would have to be the work which became his most popular after his death, "Lord let me know mine end" (track 6). The simplicity of the opening with a solo voice I still find breathtaking and intensely moving.
The performances are generally admirable. Just occasionally a slight eyebrow may be raised at the intonation of one of the boy's voices, although that said I felt Oliver Johnston excelled throughout. Good clear recording quality too. Recommended."
(MusicWeb Nov 2005)
Descende caelo cincta sororibus 'The Oxford Ode' [10'15]
How doth the city sit solitary [8'35]
Super flumina Babylonis [12'58]
O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands [5'24]
Audi, Domine, clamantes ad te [9'44]
Lord, let me know mine end [8'02]
Jesu, auctor clementie [2'11]
Be thou exalted, Lord [9'47]