English Hymn Anthems - Cleobury

English Hymn Anthems - Cleobury

Kings College  KGS0004

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Vocal

Sir C Hubert Parry: Hear my words, ye people; Seven Chorale Preludes, Set 2, No. 5 "Eventide"
Sir Charles V Stanford: O for a closer walk with God
Sir Edward C Bairstow: Blessed city, heavenly Salem
Percy W Whitlock: Jesu, grant me this I pray
Sir Henry Walford Davies: O sons and daughters
Sir William H Harris: O what their joy and their glory must be
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Three Preludes (Founded on Welsh Hymn Tunes), No. 2 "Rhosymedre"; Lord, Thou has been our refuge
John N Ireland: Vexilla Regis
Sir George Dyson: The Songs of Praise, No. 1 "Praise"
Charles Wood: God omnipotent reigneth

Alison Balsom, trumpet
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Parker Ramsey & Douglas Tang, organ
Stephen Cleobury

King’s College Choir has released its first new album of 2015, a recording of anthems based on hymns from the Anglican choral tradition. It is the first album to explore anthems from this tradition.

Highlights include Parry’s epic Hear my words, ye people, Ireland’s Vexilla Regis, and organ preludes on traditional hymns by Parry and Edwards. It also includes Alison Balsom playing the trumpet on Lord, Thou hast been our refuge by Vaughan Williams.

This release follows the critically acclaimed recording of Fauré’s Requiem, which was awarded BBC Music Magazine’s Album of the Month and was in the Specialist Classical Charts for half a year.

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