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Choral Concert: Vasari Singers - PARRY, H. / STANFORD, C.V. / STAINER, J. / NAYLOR, E.W. / WALTON, W. / HOLST, G. / FINZI, G. (Great British Anthems)

Composer(s):
Artist(s) Vasari Singers, Choir • Backhouse, Jeremy, Conductor • Filsell, Jeremy, organ
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.572504
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


One of the most popular and versatile chamber choirs in the UK, the Vasari Singers have thrived for over thirty years, delighting audiences and critics with their passion, sensitivity and ethos of excellence. This disc celebrates some of the great anthems by 19th- and 20th-century British composers, including Parry’s beautiful ode Blest Pair of Sirens and Walton’s ambitious mini-cantata The Twelve. With texts from The Bible and by Aquinas, Milton and Auden, these masterful works remain a mainstay of church and cathedral choral repertoire.


   



Wonderful music and singing!
Review By AM101979,May 2011

Bought this download after watching the Royal Wedding - especially impressed by the fff organ introduction to "Blest pair of Sirens" , but all tracks remarkable for quality and richness of tone. Continues to show the impressive value of Naxos issues.

It's also worth mentioning that I encountered a download problem with this album, bur this was swiftly resolved by ClassicsOnline after a very civilised exchange of e-mails.



Review By Edward Greenfield , Gramophone,April 2011

A powerful series of some of the Anglican tradition’s finest anthems

The Vasari Singers under their founder, Jeremy Backhouse, here demonstrate their versatility in a wide-ranging collection of anthems designed for Anglican worship. Though Backhouse has female sopranos and altos instead of the traditional boys’ voice, their timbre is always fresh and bright, and apt for this music.

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