Stanford: Sacred choral music

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford is a central figure in Anglican church music. His many settings of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis are evensong for generations of choirboys and church-goers. This three-disc set contains a generous selection of Stanford’s sacred choral music—settings for Matins and Evensong, motets, anthems and hymns—perfectly performed by Winchester Cathedral Choir at its best, conducted by David Hill.

CDS44311/3  208 minutes 29 seconds (3 discs)
‘This record is most welcome, as is the prospect of more to come’ (Gramophone)
‘An excellent initial survey of Stanford's superb contribution to the sacred choral repertoire’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Exemplary performances … Hill and the Winchester Choir are superb. The choral tone is luscious, the discipline outstanding, the recording captures the sumptuous acoustics of the cathedral withou ...