O magnum misterium
Twentieth-century carols
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This disc brings together some of the best examples from the English carol revival, a genre which had largely fallen from favour in the three centuries before our own. Works by Warlock, Howells and their contemporaries sit ideally alongside contemplative chant from the medieval tradition at Salisbury, in its time as quintessentially English as the twenty-two twentieth-century carols here so crisply performed by the exciting group Polyphony.

CDA66925  76 minutes 31 seconds
‘A gloriously sung collection … captures the tranquil pastoral mood of Christmas Eve. The recording could hardly be bettered’ (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
‘Polyphony is superb … the most completely recommendable new issue for Christmas I've found so far’ (The Independent on Sunday)
‘The choir conveys Warlock's genius quite irresistibly. These are superlative performances, beautifully recorded. A first-rate production’ (Organists' Review)