I was glad: Sacred Music of Stanford and Parry

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Carolyn Sampson, soprano | David Wilson-Johnson bass | The King’s Consort | Robert King, conductor
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2013 Gramophone Awards Finalist

Celebrating The King’s Consort’s 100th CD, a huge period instrument orchestra, drawn from fifteen nations, the Choir of The King's Consort and soloists Carolyn Sampson and David Wilson-Johnson present a glorious collection of some of the finest of all English ceremonial music, performed for the first time on period instruments.

Parry's classic “I was glad”, heard at the Coronation of King George V in 19.0011, is partnered by an equally splendid Coronation “Te Deum” and the sumptuous double-choir setting “Blest pair of Sirens”, richly orchestrated. Stanford’s four magnificent settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are performed on CD for the first time on period instruments in the composer's original orchestrations, and include the evergreen Magnificat in G, whose orchestration is especially delicious, including a prominent part for harp, effortlessly played by Catrin Finch. Parry’s famous setting of “Jerusalem” is heard in Edward Elgar's vivid orchestration.

Track Listing:

Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A
Parry: I was glad (19.0011 version)
Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in G
Parry: ‘Coronation’ Te Deum (19.0011)
Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in B flat
Parry: Blest pair of Sirens
Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in C
Parry (orch. Elgar): Jerusalem

“This CD, full of incandescent, hugely committed music-making,
will be an award winner. You simply have to hear it.”
(BBC Music Magazine)

“This is a simple ‘must have’…
what a great way to launch a new label”
(CD Review, BBC Radio 3)

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