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This CD launches yet another Hyperion series. This time we are turning our attention to the rich heritage of music sung in the Anglican church, the English hymn, which has never been systematically preserved on disc. The hymns are recorded by the mixed voices of Wells Cathedral Choir under their director, Malcolm Archer, who has made a speciality of the music and is the composer of one of the hymns. This first CD presents 22 familiar hymns from the 20th century. Composers include Vaughan Williams, John Ireland and Herbert Howells.
|L'Après Midi d'un Dinosaur|
|Smetana: Dreams and Polkas|
|The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford|
Recorded in the Chapel of Merton College in Oxford to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of The Tallis Scholars.» More
|Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah|
The music in this third Gimell anthology dedicated to Tallis comes from both early and late in his career. Separated by perhaps forty years it is hard to believe they were all written by the same man.» More
|Tallis: The Tallis Christmas Mass|
Not long ago neither Tallis's Missa Puer natus est nobis nor his antiphon Ave, Dei patris filia could have been recorded: the manuscripts for some of the voice-parts were missing and were believed to be lost for ever.» More