GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934): The Golden Goose, Op. 45/1, The Morning of the Year, Op. 45/2, The Lure, Ballet from The Perfect Fool, Op. 39.
Catalogue Number: 02K005
Description: This first in what was to have been a Holst series (what will happen after Hickox's death during the recording sessions for the second volume, is yet to be seen), offers the full choral ballets The Golden Goose and The Morning of the Year (of which only the purely orchestral dances have previously been available on CD on Lyrita - as is the short The Lure). Morning is particularly noteworthy for its fusion of folk music with Holst's own style. Joyful Company of Singers, BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox. SACD hybrid.