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Sing unto the Lord

author of text
Psalm 30: 4-11

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Stephen Farr (organ), Donald Sweeney (bass), Nicholas Pepin (countertenor)
Recording details: April 1999
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: April 2000
Total duration: 5 minutes 55 seconds
Sing unto the Lord  [5'55]


'Sung with sensitivity and vigour. Vocal ranges are perfectly suited to Robin Blaze and Stephen Varcoe. Dovetailing between the solo and vocal sections is beautifully managed throughout, the countertenor quiet outstanding' (Gramophone)

'Hill breathes new life into Gibbons' musical and spoken rhetoric, using tempo and dynamics to set up conflicts between vocal lines. Perfectly complemented by Robin Blaze … the choral sound is exemplary―clean, but edged with an appealing English softness … a glorious sound' (BBC Music Magazine)

'An essential addition to any collection of English church music' (International Record Review)

'This recording is a well-balanced introduction to Gibbons' obvious musical talent' (Scotland on Sunday)