Choral Evensong - 15 November 2015

Recorded on
Sunday, 15 November 2015

Parry’s six ‘Songs of Farewell’ were written between 1916-18 towards the end of his life. ‘My soul, there is a country’ is the first of the set and one of the most regularly performed. 

Herbert Sumsion (1899-1995) was known primarily as a cathedral musician and was Organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1928-67. He was a significant figure within the Three Choirs Festval, through which he maintained relationships with Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Howells and Finzi. 

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