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England, My England ()

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composed by Benjamin Britten, Charles Villiers Stanford, Clement Cotterill Scholefield, David Goodenough, Edward Bairstow, Edward Elgar, Edward Miller, Frederick Delius, George Frederick Handel, Gustav Holst, Henry Balfour Gardiner, Henry Purcell, Hubert Parry

Close your eyes and think of England; it's easy to do with this generous two-disc compilation of recordings showcasing the classic English choral sound of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. The selections range from the Renaissance to the present day, with a predominance of sacred music and pieces associated with English ceremony; the disc opens and closes with coronation pieces for George II (Handel's Zadok the Priest) and Edward VII (Parry's I was glad), respectively. Noteworthy is the inclusion of pieces by John ...

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  1. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  2. Lux Aeterna, for chorus (after Nimrod from Enigma Variations, various arr.)
  3. Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  4. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299
  5. Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd"
  6. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
  7. Requiem for chorus & orchestra: Pie Jesu
  8. Come Down, O Love Divine, hymn ("Down Ampney")
  9. O nata lux de lumine, motet (hymn) for 5 voices, P. 209
  10. Te lucis ante terminum, for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  11. Ave verum corpus (also anthem: "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  12. When I survey the wondrous Cross, hymn (Rockingham)
  13. Beati quorum via, motet for chorus, Op. 38/3
  14. Antiphon ("Let all the world"), song for baritone, chorus (ad lib.) orchestra (or organ) (Mystical Songs No. 5)
  15. Justorum animae (also anthem "Souls of the righteous"), motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  16. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Symphony, solo & chorus
  17. Faire Is the Heaven, for chorus
  18. Psalm 67: God be merciful unto us, and bless us
  19. Ave Maria for 5 voices
  20. All People That on Earth Do Dwell
  21. Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  22. Requiem for chorus & orchestra: Requiem aeternam
  23. I vow to thee, my country, for chorus & orchestra, H. 148
  24. Song for Athene, for chorus
  25. Abide with me (Tune: Eventide)
  26. Evening Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) in G major, Op. 81: Magnificat in G
  27. Thou know'st, Lord (2nd setting), anthem for chorus, slidetrumpets & organ, Z. 58c
  28. Hosanna to the son of David, anthem for 6 voices
  29. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended (Tune: St. Clement)
  30. Psalm 84 "Quam Dilecta!" for chorus
  31. Mass for soloists & chorus in G minor: Kyrie
  32. Greater Love Hath No Man, motet for treble, baritone, chorus & organ
  33. If ye love me, anthem for 4 voices
  34. Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Tune: Repton), anthem
  35. Jubilate Deo, for chorus & organ in C major
  36. Drop, drop, slow tears, hymn (from "The Hymnes and Songs of the Church")
  37. To be sung of a summer night on the water, songs (2) for chorus, RT iv/5: No. 1
  38. O praise God in his holiness (Psalm 150), for chorus & organ
  39. When David heard (O my son Absalom), sacred madrigal in 2 sections for 6 voices
  40. I Was Glad (Psalm 122), anthem for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
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England, My England
2009, Warner Classics

UPC: 5099922894403


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