MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Stanford: Sacred Choral Music

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MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Stanford: Sacred Choral Music
Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill

[ Hyperion Brahms Song Edition / 3 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 1 December 1997

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This is the first disc in an exciting new mini-series from Winchester Cathedral Choir which will provide a comprehensive survey of the sacred choral works by Stanford.

The Service in B flat of 1879 was Stanford's first major success, and remains one of his most enduring compositions. It features on this disc alongside the a cappella Three Motets, Op 38, familiar from concert and recital programmes as well as church services.

The disc also includes two more curious items: the Service in F, Op 36, is one of Stanford's least well known works, while the Pater noster of 1874 is an unpublished piece which has been specially edited by Jeremy Dibble for this its first recording.

"Hill and the Winchester Choir are superb. The choral tone is luscious, the discipline outstanding, the recording captures the sumptuous acoustics of the cathedral without blurring the musical details, and the performances are vivid and exciting yet carefully nuanced" American Record Guide