English Choral Music: Stanford

English Choral Music: Stanford

English Choral Music: Stanford
Director of Music: 
Christopher Robinson
Organ Scholar: 
Christopher Whitton
Release date: 
May 2003
Record label: 
Naxos
Catalogue number: 
8.555794
Awards: 
Editor's Choice
Gramophone
June 2003

Track list

  1. Te deum laudamus: Morning Service in C: Op. 115
  2. Benedictus: Morning Service in C: Op. 115
  3. Justorum animae: Three Latin Motets
  4. Coelos ascendit hodie: Three Latin Motets
  5. Beati quorum via: Three Latin Motets
  6. Magnificat: Evening Service in C, Op. 115
  7. Nunc dimittis: Evening Service in C, Op. 115
  8. Kyrie: Communion Service in C, Op. 115
  9. Credo: Communion Service in C, Op. 115
  10. Sanctus: Communion Service in C, Op. 115
  11. Benedictus: Communion Service in C, Op. 115
  12. Agnus Dei: Communion Service in C, Op. 115
  13. Gloria: Communion Service in C, Op. 115
  14. Prelude in G minor, for Organ
  15. Magnificat: Evening Service in G, Op. 81
  16. Nunc dimittis: Evening Service in G, Op. 81
  17. Postlude in D minor, for Organ
  18. For lo, I raise up, Op. 145

Reviews

Stanford would be gratified to know his sacred works were still being lavished with as much care and attention as are here displayed... Church music doesn't get much better than this

Anthony Holden, The Observer (6th July 2003)

Stanford’s sturdily Edwardian idiom is softened by a sensitivity and warmth in the C major Evening Service. And the G major Service, with its bubbling organ line and treble solo, has the clear, bright delicacy that it should for something so distinctly ‘school of Fauré’

Michael White, Gramophone (January 2015)

As in other issues in the excellent Naxos series, the chapel acoustic is warmly atmospheric, while allowing lightness and transparency in the choral textures, with words commendably clear.

Penguin Guide (January 2009)

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