English Choral Music: Walton

English Choral Music: Walton

English Choral Music: Walton
Director of Music: 
Christopher Robinson
Organ Scholar: 
Christopher Whitton
Release date: 
January 2002
Record label: 
Naxos
Catalogue number: 
8.555793
Awards: 
Editor's Choice
Gramophone
March 2002

Track list

  1. Coronation Te Deum
  2. A Litany: Drop, drop slow tears
  3. Magnificat
  4. Nunc dimittis
  5. Where does the uttered music go?
  6. Jubilate Deo
  7. Organ Solo: Henry V: Touch her soft lifts and part
  8. Organ Solo: Henry V: Passacaglia "Death of Falstaff"
  9. The Twelve
  10. Set me as a seal upon thine heart
  11. Antiphon
  12. Kyrie: Missa Brevis
  13. Sanctus and Benedictus: Missa Brevis
  14. Agnus Dei: Missa Brevis
  15. Gloria: Missa Brevis

Reviews

The presence of boys' voices consistently brings extra freshness to the St John's Choir's performances, giving them the sort of bite one can imagine the composer having in mind, with Waltonian syncopations wonderfully idiomatic in their crisp articulation

Editor's Choice. Edward Greenfield, Gramophone (March 2002)

All are dispatched with the style and professionalism that guarantee the status of St John's as one of the leading choirs in the country

Barry Millington, BBC Music Magazine (April 2002)

The choir is one of the finest in England, and with their keenly pointed tone and astounding precision, a better choir could hardly be imagined for this repertory. Walton's sometime abrasive harmonies and intricate rhythms make this extraordinarily difficult music, but all of the works are sung here with amazing polish and assurance...The recorded sound is remarkably clear...This is a must for anyone who cares about Walton or about 20th Century English cathedral music

American Record Guide (August 2002)

This disc of Walton’s church music and smaller choral pieces is another Naxos’s superb series of English choral music from St John’s College, Cambridge

Penguin Guide (January 2009)

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