There Is Sweet Music: English Choral Songs 1890-1950

October 10, 2016 - Comment

If you love choral music you must have this disc. It’s one of the all-time best Cambridge Singers recordings–a gold mine of excellent repertoire, perfectly sung. And if you haven’t heard Stanford’s impressionistic masterpiece The Blue Bird, you’ll certainly never forget the impact of its dreamy harmonies and soaring melody once you’ve heard this inimitable

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If you love choral music you must have this disc. It’s one of the all-time best Cambridge Singers recordings–a gold mine of excellent repertoire, perfectly sung. And if you haven’t heard Stanford’s impressionistic masterpiece The Blue Bird, you’ll certainly never forget the impact of its dreamy harmonies and soaring melody once you’ve heard this inimitable performance. –David Vernier

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A Customer says:

Outstanding music, very well sung This is a wonderful album, featuring some of the best choral music ever to come out of England, and undoubtedly one of the best recordings I have heard from the Cambridge Singers. The folk song arrangements are clever and apt (though I agree with another reviewer’s comment that the soloist in ‘Brigg Fair’ does not really do it justice), and the Shakespeare songs by Vaughan Williams are a vital part of the choral repertoire.However, it was Elgar’s rarely-sung title track that impressed me…

TEDD POWELL says:

Excellent If you haven’t discovered yet how beautiful English choral music is, buy this disc right away. This recording is a collection of some of the most famous compositions by several composers (including folklore arrangements), so this is a perfect initiation for someone new to the genre. The melodies are ethereally beautiful, and the elegant singing by the Cambridge Singers does not dissapoint. The only missed opportunity is Phillip Sheffield instead of Mark Padmore in Brigg Fair. If you…

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