EDWARD BAIRSTOW (1874-1946): Jesu, the very thought of thee, Blessed city, heavenly Salem, Evening Services in D & in G, Lord, thou hast been our refuge, If the Lord had not helped me, Let all mortal flesh keep silence, 5 Poems of the Spirit for Baritone and Orchestra, Save us, O Lord.
Catalogue Number: 09J059
Reference: CDA 67497
Description: Six anthems and two evening services on the sacred side (Lord, though hast been is with orchestra and probably Bairstow's most dramatic anthem) share this disc with a "secular" song cycle from the end of the composer's career (1944) whch is generally contemplative and pensive. Texts included. Roderick Williams (baritone), Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Britten Sinfonia; David Hill.