ARTHUR M. GOODHART (1866-1941): Lady on the Silver Throne, ARTHUR SOMERVELL (1863-1937): With still increasing blessing, CHARLES HARFORD LLOYD (1849-1919): A thousand years, by sea and land, EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934): To her beneath whose stedfast star, CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Out in the windy West, FREDERICK BRIDGE (1844-1924): For all the wonder of thy regal day, JOHN STAINER (1840-1901): Flora's Queen, CHARLES WOOD (1866-1926): A Century's Penultimate, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE (1847-1935): With wisdom, goodness, grace, HUBERT PARRY (1848-1918): Who can dwell with greatness!, HENRY WALFORD DAVIES (1869-1941): Hark! the world is full of thy praise, GEORGE MARTIN (1844-1916): The seaboards are her mantle's hem, WALTER PARRATT (1841-1924): The Triumph of Victoria.

Catalogue Number: 06K067

Label: Toccata Classics

Reference: TOCC 0012

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: These composers and leading poets of the day collaborated on this collection of part-songs to honor Queen Victoria's 80th birthday in 1899 (the model being the 1601 The Triumphs of Oriana for Elizabeth I). All but four composers were in their fifties with only four representing a younger generation but the music is as conservative as could be and as well-crafted and generous of spirit as one would expect from this generation. For lovers of the English choral tradition and monarchists. The Irish, Indians, natives of East Africa and aborigines would not have approved... Texts included. Spiritus Chamber Choir; Aidan Oliver.

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