RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): The Sons of Light for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra, HUBERT PARRY (1848-1918): Ode on the Nativity for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra (Teresa Cahill [soprano], The Bach Choir, Royal College of Music Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir David Willcocks. rec. 1980), GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934): The Mystic Trumpeter for Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 18 (ed. Colin Matthews [b.1946]).
Catalogue Number: 09J054
Description: Two late works by masters of the English choral/orchestral tradition working at the heights of their creativity (VW - 1950 and Parry 1912) coupled with the 30-year-old Holst's largest scale work at that point in his career when he was abandoning his interest in Wagner but yet to discover English folk song (you can hear Mars coming in the not too distant future at one point). Texts included. Sheila Armstrong (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra; David Atherton. Original 1982 LP release.