Choral Works (4 CD set) [Incls Serenade to Music; Five Mystical Songs & Fantasia on Christmas Carols]

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Choral Works (4 CD set) [Incls Serenade to Music; Five Mystical Songs & Fantasia on Christmas Carols]
Corydon Singers / Matthew Best

[ Hyperion / 4 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 20 June 2008

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'The quality of Best's choristers and his insistence on the highest standards hallmark the Corydon Singers' catalogue of Hyperion recordings, especially so in their Vaughan Williams output released here on four CDs … Best's sense of pacing, feeling for word-painting and singer's instinct for phrasing never fail' (Classic FM Magazine)

'The performances are splendid, graced by such soloists as Thomas Allen and Bryn Terfel … The rapturous Serenade to Music has a cast of 16 singers fit to rival those of the original recording' (Sunday Times)

'This is as impressive and noteworthy a set as one could ask. It cuts a juicy swathe through the RVW catalogue of vocal works. In doing so it mixes the great with enjoyable ephemera and the Bunyan-centred with the godly and grand … Hyperion's laurels of the nineties granted freshly irresistible life in the now not so new millennium' (MusicWeb.com)

'The quality of Best's choristers and his insistence on the highest standards hallmark the Corydon Singers' catalogue of Hyperion recordings, especially so in their Vaughan Williams output released here on four CDs … Best's sense of pacing, feeling for word-painting and singer's instinct for phrasing never fail' (Classic FM Magazine)

'This present collection brings together critical elements of Vaughan Williams's style in excellent interpretations and recordings with a comprehensive set of notes, texts and photographs. In this 50th-anniversary year, it becomes an affectionate document - and proof of the composer's mastery of choral writing' (Choir and Organ Magazine)

Tracks:

Serenade to Music
Five Mystical Songs
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Flos Campi
Dona nobis pacem
Four Hymns
Toward the Unknown Region
O clap your hands
Lord, thou hast been our refuge
The Pilgrim's Progress - A Bunyan Sequence
A song of thanksgiving
Three Choral Hymns
Magnificat
The shepherds of the delectable mountains
The Hundredth Psalm